traffic http://kplu.org en Through Fines, School-Zone Speeding Cams Will Fund Safety http://kplu.org/post/through-fines-school-zone-speeding-cams-will-fund-safety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Get caught on camera speeding through a school zone, and you may find yourself with a $189 ticket in your mailbox. Those fines add up fast: The city has collected more than $3 million as of last month.</span></p><p>So what happens to all that money? The Seattle City Council voted Monday to direct all of it into a special fund, to pay for safety improvements near schools. That could include sidewalk repairs, better lighting and fixing curbs.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:16:14 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9405 at http://kplu.org Seattle boosts police presence at Rock & Roll Marathon http://kplu.org/post/seattle-boosts-police-presence-rock-roll-marathon-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is stepping up its police presence for tomorrow’s Rock and Roll Marathon in the wake of the Boston bombings two months ago. Twenty-thousand runners are expected along <a href="http://cdn.runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/sea13-coursemap.pdf">a course</a> that snakes through downtown, south along Lake Washington and over to Mercer Island and back. </span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:05:09 +0000 Ashley Gross 9137 at http://kplu.org Seattle boosts police presence at Rock & Roll Marathon Opposition stirring against plans for big bottling plant in Anacortes http://kplu.org/post/opposition-stirring-against-plans-big-bottling-plant-anacortes <p>In the city of Anacortes, plans are underway to build what might become the biggest beverage bottling plant in the country.</p><p>Some residents are worried the scale of the operation will ruin their quality of life and put undue strain on the area’s water supply. Skagit County is considering a zoning change tonight to make room for the plant - and activists are planning to turn out against it.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:27:08 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8361 at http://kplu.org Opposition stirring against plans for big bottling plant in Anacortes Thwarted NYC runners head to Seattle Marathon http://kplu.org/post/thwarted-nyc-runners-head-seattle-marathon <p>About 15,000 runners and walkers will wind through downtown Seattle on Sunday as part of the <a href="http://seattlemarathon.org/index.php">Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon</a>, and this year’s event will include a special contingent of runners who had expected to be racing on the other side of the country.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7186 at http://kplu.org Thwarted NYC runners head to Seattle Marathon Get ready: Major road closures this weekend in Seattle region http://kplu.org/post/get-ready-major-road-closures-weekend-seattle-region <p>If you have to drive this weekend, you should plan on leaving a lot of extra time, as several major roads will be completely closed.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Everybody is going to be touched by this weekend&rsquo;s construction, whether you live in Renton or Seattle or Bellevue or Lake Stevens or Snohomish,&quot; says Jamie Holter with the <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/">State Department of Transportation</a>.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:48:18 +0000 Lindsay Lowe 5943 at http://kplu.org Get ready: Major road closures this weekend in Seattle region Highway 520 tolls: Traffic down on morning commute http://kplu.org/post/highway-520-tolls-traffic-down-morning-commute <p>On the first day of the post-holiday commute, Washington transportation officials say traffic is down significantly on the 520 bridge.</p><div><p>They say about 37 percent fewer drivers than normal crossed the 520 bridge between 6 and 7 a.m. this morning.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:47:44 +0000 The Associated Press 3579 at http://kplu.org Highway 520 tolls: Traffic down on morning commute West Seattle Water Taxi becomes popular alternative to 'Viadoom' http://kplu.org/post/west-seattle-water-taxi-becomes-popular-alternative-viadoom <p>So far &ndash; not so bad. That seems to be the upshot of the first weekday commute without the Alaskan Way Viaduct through Seattle. Traffic was slow, but not totally gridlocked Monday morning.</p><p>The state Department of Transportation says many people heeded their warnings and changed their commute patterns. That was certainly the case on board the West Seattle water taxi, which picked up nearly twice as many riders.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:15:18 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2982 at http://kplu.org West Seattle Water Taxi becomes popular alternative to 'Viadoom' Public transit during viaduct replacement likely to fall short http://kplu.org/post/public-transit-during-viaduct-replacement-likely-fall-short <p>A plan to use public transit to offset traffic congestion while the new Highway 99 tunnel is built in Seattle is expected to run out of money &ndash; long before the project is completed.</p><p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:50:43 +0000 Charla Bear 2578 at http://kplu.org Public transit during viaduct replacement likely to fall short Update: Viaduct to close for 9 days to put up detour connections http://kplu.org/post/update-viaduct-close-9-days-put-detour-connections <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984009.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984009.mp3</a></p><p>It&rsquo;s the beginning of the end for the Alaskan Way Viaduct.</p><p>Demolition work will <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/DA244F16-5391-4BE7-9E75-2CDD880815E2/0/SR99_WSeattleBridgeToDenny_NineDay.pdf">shut down the double-decker highway for 9 days</a> about two months from now, from <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR99/HolgateToKing/ViaductNineDayClosure.htm">October 21 &ndash; 31</a>. According the state Department of Transportation, it&rsquo;s the longest full closure of a Seattle area highway the city&rsquo;s ever dealt with.</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:45:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2468 at http://kplu.org Update: Viaduct to close for 9 days to put up detour connections Seattle viaduct to shut down for 9 days in October http://kplu.org/post/seattle-viaduct-shut-down-9-days-october <p>SEATTLE &mdash; The Transportation Department is holding a news conference Monday in Seattle to announce plans to shut down the Alaskan Way Viaduct for nine days in October.</p><p> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:56:07 +0000 The Associated Press 2458 at http://kplu.org More money for street repair in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/more-money-street-repair-seattle <p>The city of Seattle is pouring an extra $3 million into road repair. The city is using money it made selling property along Aurora Avenue North, known as the &quot;Rubble Yard,&quot; to the state Department of Transportation.<span style="">&nbsp; </span> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:08:01 +0000 Paula Wissel 2062 at http://kplu.org More money for street repair in Seattle Bad traffic and future construction could sabotage home sales http://kplu.org/post/bad-traffic-and-future-construction-could-sabotage-home-sales <p>These days home sellers are facing an uphill battle, and qualified buyers are becoming ever pickier. Find out how traffic congestion and pending construction project - even those that benefit the community at large- can impede the sale of a house. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:10:00 +0000 KPLU 2005 at http://kplu.org Bad traffic and future construction could sabotage home sales More sanders for the next snowstorm http://kplu.org/post/more-sanders-next-snowstorm <p>The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is preparing for the next snowstorm in the Puget Sound Region with the addition of eight new "mini-sander" pickup trucks. &nbsp;The trucks&nbsp;are being turned into sanders with the addition of hoppers and equipment mounted&nbsp;on the tailgates.</p><p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:31:13 +0000 Dave Meyer 342 at http://kplu.org More sanders for the next snowstorm