Posts for 'Transportation'

Taxi, for-hire and TNC issues

February 28th, 2014

As a member of the City Council’s Taxi, For-Hire, and Limousine Regulations Committee, my colleagues and I have spent countless hours figuring  out how to update the regulations surrounding the industry, which are far outdated.  We have been digging into the myriad of issues surrounding how to incorporate new market entrants like ÜberX, Lyft and […]


Representing Seattle on the Sound Transit board

January 23rd, 2014

I am proud to join Mayor Ed Murray, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, and fellow members from our region in our quest to continue developing a reliable transportation system for the tens of thousands of people who commute using this system every day. I first ran for office because of my interest in public transportation and […]


From Here to There: Talking transportation in your neighborhood

April 11th, 2011

Tomorrow I will be in the Central District talking with neighbors about transit in their neighborhood.  This event is the second in a series on the topic – the first was March 29 in Lake City.  Tomorrow’s conversation in the Central District will feature Bus Chick, a hip mom living car-free in Seattle. Also included […]


Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Worth Emulating

March 9th, 2011

Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […]


Monday’s Special Committee: the deep-bore tunnel project

February 25th, 2011

At 9:30am on Monday, at a special full council meeting of the Seattle City Council will be voting on whether to overturn the Mayor’s veto on C.B. 117101, which would authorize the City to execute the agreements with the Washington State Department of Transportation, allowing them to proceed with the deep-bore tunnel project. I believe […]


Affirming Neighborhood Plan Updates

September 20th, 2010

Can you believe it is September already?  In April, the Council passed a resolution outlining next steps for the three neighborhood plan updates in Othello, North Rainier and North Beacon Hill. The next steps included the May Action planning meetings that many of you attended. The results from those meetings have been incorporated into action-plans […]


Carbon Neutrality Community Forum Video Link

September 16th, 2010

Just a quick note to let you know the video of Tuesday night’s community forum is posted on the Seattle Channel. Click here to view: Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the success of this event! We have quite a bit of work ahead of us, and I look forward to […]


Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]


Proposed changes to upcoming Alaskan Way Viaduct agreement

July 19th, 2010

A quick update on the next steps on the deep-bore tunnel contracts the city is preparing to sign with the state. Today (7-19) the weekly viaduct committee will convene after our regular council meeting around 2:30pm. There is no confirmation on when legislation will be introduced, but I expect it will be either today or […]


AWV Recommendations from the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board

July 16th, 2010

Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Alaskan Way Viaduct Recommendations


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