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September 29, 2014 at 4:37 PM

New parking meters, time-of-day rates on the way

The Seattle City Council on Monday signed off on money to start replacing or refurbishing all 2,200 of the city’s parking pay stations, a project that will allow the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to begin setting rates that change based on time of day. Seattle’s new parking meters will look like this. Photo courtesy of SDOT. The…


Comments | More in General news, Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: parking, Pioneer Square, Seattle Department of Transporation

November 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Sunday memo: Monday holiday . . . What’s closed . . . Free stuff

Honoring veterans: Monday is Veterans Day, but some started honoring those who have served in the nation’s armed forces earlier this weekend. Auburn held a parade on Saturday, and the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 19300 108th Avenue SE, Renton, is  celebrating its member veterans Sunday at both services. What’s closed: Veterans Day is an…


Comments | More in Military, Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: holiday, Morning Memo, parking

January 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Seattle proposes bus lane to fight RapidRide clogs in Belltown

  Seattle Department of Transportation has released its proposed layout to create a westbound bus lane on two blocks of Broad Street in Belltown, to reduce chronic delays on King County Metro’s D Line bus to Ballard. Traffic jams there are one reason RapidRide buses lose 10 minutes or more between Belltown and Uptown, causing delays and crowding…


Comments | Topics: King County Metro Transit, parking, RapidRide

October 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Pot & driving … Mastros’ hideout … AP’s Windows 8 poll

National Weather Service / Forecast Driving high… How much pot is too much pot for driving? That’s an issue Seattle Times staff reporter Jonathan Martin looks at in his story on I-502, which would legalize recreational marijuana sales in our state. Paying for parking via smartphone: Columnist Danny Westneat points out that for a few Seattle…


Comments | Topics: Danny Westneat, marijuana initiative, Mastro

July 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Seattle’s parking boot reaps $2.2 million — so far

The city of Seattle is collecting more money than expected from the parking-boot program that started a year ago. The city has collected $2.074 million in boot-release fees and $136,000 in fees to remove cars from impounds, says the city’s latest report, covering the three quarters ending March 31 (the program started July 5, 2011).   A total…


Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: boot, parking, Seattle