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July 22, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Poll: Should school-zone camera ticket money be earmarked and kept separate from general funds?

Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council agree that all money raised from the $189 school-zone traffic cameras should be used for  road and pedestrian-safety projects near schools. But according to a Times story on Sunday, the question dividing the council and mayor is how to ensure the money is only used for school-related…

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Comments | Topics: children, Education, public safety

February 19, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Word cloud: What’s your idea to fix Seattle traffic: gondola, zip line, jet pack?

Today’s crazy idea to fix Seattle traffic: a gondola connecting Capitol Hill to the sculpture park on the waterfront. The idea was mentioned in a news story by Mike Lindblom Tuesday. This is a town that loves looney traffic ideas. Seattle loves to get excited about futuristic transit possibilities. This is not a city that actually…

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Comments | Topics: traffic, transportation