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Once Around the Web: I know you want your Ttv*!

It’s time to kick back, relax, and let some transportation videos whisk you away! Musician Wants to Make Taking the A Train Easier on the Ears Babies on bikes: This Dutch music video rocks West Seattle boys sing protest song they wrote at ‘exploding oil trains’ rally Bicycle roundabout in… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Open Streets!

Remember Summer Streets 2013? Weren’t they great? Did you know that our Summer Streets Program is a part of a wider movement to open up streets around the world? It’s true and here’s a secret…we’re already starting to plan for 2014! But until we have more info, you should check… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Best Ofs & Top 10s

The End of the Year always brings introspection, relief, and now more than ever (thanks Internet!) it brings Best Of and Top 10 Lists. Here are a few you might find interesting: The 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation Seattle comes in at #9. (Will that be true in 2014?… [ Keep reading ]

Cross that bridge when you get there.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) operates and maintains over 149 bridges throughout Seattle, including four movable bridges.  With financial support from the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative, SDOT is making important repairs and upgrades on many of its bridges.  Each of these bridges provides key links to our… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Gettin’ Artsy with Transportation

Arty commuting in sparkling Naples metro Commuting has never been so arty —  for the price of a metro ticket, tourists and locals have access to 16 metro stations filled with 200 colorful works of art — including sculptures, murals, mosaics and floor decorations. Paris Métro Stops Come To Life… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Watch This!

Grab your headphones, kick back, and enjoy these viral transportation-related videos! How Melbourne Transit’s ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ Won the Internet How big is the blind spot for transport trucks? Every day is ‘Bike to School Day’ in Portland! Generate Your Own Electricity by Pedaling This Bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Smorgasbord!

Transportation wonks and Urbanistas – here are some recent stories you won’t want to miss! New York, San Francisco, Boston Top List of Country’s Most Walkable Cities – Seattle comes in at #8 with a Walk Score of 71. Which is pretty good when you consider that the 2,978 cities rated… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Save Us!

Ok sure, things are looking pretty bad out there. Take for example these recent news stories: Half of All Premature Deaths Due to Road & Electricity Emissions In 2012, 34,080 lives ended early on American roads. That’s a big number, but it’s not as large as the number of people… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Track that Train!

This week Amtrak released “Track a Train” an interactive map of its 300-plus daily train trips. Atlantic Cities gives us the scoop: Now travelers and train enthusiasts alike can see how slow fast a particular Amtrak train is moving at any given time. Requisite snark aside, the service looks both… [ Keep reading ]

Taking the stairs just got easier!

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is responsible for managing more than 500 stairways that can be found across the city.  With the help of the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy SDOT has been working to keep our stairways clear and useable! Stairways can be found all across the… [ Keep reading ]