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Metro launches ‘Transit GO Ticket’ mobile app

Summary: From KC Metro: King County Metro Transit is launching the Puget Sound region’s first-ever mobile ticket app – Transit GO Ticket – allowing riders to buy and redeem transit tickets on their mobile device without needing cash to ride. Tickets can be purchased for use on King County Metro buses, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit’s Link light rail and Sounder trains.

B&O Tax/Public Utility Tax Credit Deadline Jan 31

Summary: From King County Metro: Employers and property managers who provide commute trip reduction incentives may apply for tax credits online until January 31st.

Carpool parking permits are coming to select Park & Ride lots

Summary: Metro Transit will set aside priority spaces for carpoolers with free permits. Spaces will be reserved for permit holders arriving until 8:30am weekdays at select park & ride lots.

Metro considers permits for park-and-ride spaces

Summary: Thanks to those who weighed in on this and other strategies for crowded lots ...
Publication: King County Metro website

Night Owls: westbound SR 520 to close overnight, this week and next

Summary: From WSDOT: Over the next week, crews plan to complete a few more sections of the roadway surface for the new West Approach Bridge North (WABN).

Sewer work to close parts of 114th Avenue Southeast

Summary: Sewer main replacement work by Bellevue Utilities will close 114th Avenue Southeast to through traffic from Southeast Sixth Street to Main Street starting Dec. 26 until mid-January.

Art on the Grand Connection -- art and culture survey

Summary: The city wants to learn more about your opinion on art and culture in Bellevue and as part of the Grand Connection.

Metro and Sound Transit Debut Mobile Fare Payment

Summary: From Seattle Transit Blog: King County Metro and Sound Transit will announce Puget Sound’s first mobile ticketing app, called TransitGoTicket. The app will allow Metro and (some) Sound Transit riders to purchase tickets and day passes on their phones without having to buy or use an ORCA card.
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Council Roundup: Eastside Rail Corridor and Grand Connection updates

Summary: On Monday, the City Council’s extended study session was bookended by presentations on the Eastside Rail Corridor and Grand Connection

Apply Now for a Carpool Parking Permit

Summary: From Sound Transit: To encourage transit riders to travel together to their buses and trains, Sound Transit will begin offering carpool permit parking at some of its busiest park-and-ride facilities.

Neighborhood Leadership Gathering: picturing the future of Bellevue neighborhoods

Summary: Leaders and active residents of Bellevue neighborhoods are invited to create a vision for the future of their neighborhoods at a gathering on Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., in City Hall room 1E-108.

Walk to School Day on Oct. 5 features new option

Summary: Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the national event to promote safety, good health and connected communities, has a little extra spring in its step this year.

Scheduled Northup Way lane closure cancelled

Summary: The westbound lane closure on Northup Way near 116th Ave. NE, scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 26, has been cancelled.

Bellevue wins national award for data collection efforts

Summary: U.S. DOT recognizes city for work on Ped-bike Initiative

KC Metro announces ‘Telework Week’ promoting alternatives to commuting

Summary: With growing traffic and construction projects affecting daily commutes, King County Metro is promoting “Telework Week” Sept. 19-23 with workshops to help local businesses ease employees’ commutes and improve productivity. Learn more

September Transit Service Changes

Summary: The weekend of Sept 10 brings the biannual service changes for King County Metro and Sound Transit.

110th Avenue Northeast in downtown Bellevue set to reopen

Summary: Next week, Sound Transit's contactor will reopen the portion of 110th Avenue NE between NE 4th and NE 6th Street following the closure that began in mid-June.

New school year features later start time for high schools

Summary: This year, start times for Bellevue high schools will be one hour later, transitioning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. This change means traffic patterns will alter as well, both for those heading to school and some commuters going to work.

Express toll lane revenue brings relief for northbound I-405 commuters in Bothell six months early

Summary: From WSDOT: This week, we announced that we’re speeding up delivery of a project to build new northbound capacity, called a peak use shoulder lane, between SR 527 and I-5.

City Searching for Citizen Advisory Committee Members for the Wilburton-Grand Connection Initiative

Summary: In support of the Wilburton Land Use re-visioning the City will form a citizen’s advisory committee (CAC) to play a crucial role in advising and making recommendations to City Council for the future of the study area.

Council Roundup: Fire, Transportation levies approved for November ballot

Summary: The City Council on Monday voted 6-0 to place two measures focusing on Fire Facilities and Transportation Safety, Connectivity and Congestion improvements on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

New East Link Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) city web page available

Summary: Now that the construction of East Link has started, residents, businesses and visitors have many questions

Bicycle and pedestrian path now open "out and back" on new SR 520 floating bridge

Summary: From WSDOT: The regional shared-use path along State Route 520 opened July 22 on the new floating bridge, giving pedestrians and bicyclists a new route for promenading or pedaling to the middle of Lake Washington.

Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Final Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Released

Summary: King County has released the Final Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which identifies a Preferred Alternative trail alignment for the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC).
Publication: King County website

Take Metro's survey about park-and-ride-parking

Summary: From King County Metro: King County Metro is reaching out to riders who use our busiest park-and-rides.

​ I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group to meet Monday, July 18 in Bellevue

Summary: From WSDOT: Next week at Bellevue City Hall, the I-405/SR 167 Executive Advisory Group, composed of local elected officials and transportation agency representatives from throughout the corridor, will meet once again to discuss regional transportation projects and priorities.

Sizzlin’ Summer Around the Sound is officially here!

Summary: Sizzlin’ Summer Around the Sound is officially here! This brand new campaign encourages those who live or work in King, Snohomish and Pierce County to explore a different way to get around rather than driving alone to work, the store or any other place you may travel. Exploring a smart commute option can better your commute and could win you an outdoor adventure to remember this summer! Participants who log 6 or more days will be eligible to win concert tickets, gift cards, National Park passes and more. One winner from each county will also win a $1,000 Summer Getaway of their choice. Go the extra mile and log 12 or more trips at RideshareOnline.com and you will be entered for the $1,500 grand prize for a Clipper Vacation!

WSDOT publishes 20-year framework for statewide public transportation

Summary: From WSDOT: The Washington State Department of Transportation published the final 2016 Washington State Public Transportation Plan, following an extensive community engagement program over the past two years.

Accessing City Hall during East Link tunnel work

Summary: Starting June 13, a portion of 110th Avenue Northeast between Northeast Fourth and Sixth streets will be closed as Sound Transit's contractor for the East Link light rail tunnel prepares the soil beneath the roadway for tunneling.
Publication: City of Bellevue news release

Ballot measures proposed for neighborhood safety

Summary: Come learn about possible ballot measures to fund safety improvements to the neighborhood transportation system and Bellevue's fire facilities.
Publication: City of Bellevue News Release