Transportation

Sound Transit unveils new website for smartphone users

Sound Transit unveils new website for smartphone users

Sound Transit has upgraded its website to give smartphone users better access to bus and train schedules.

As of this week, when smartphone users visit the Sound Transit website on their phones they will be directed to a new site that allows them to plan bus and train trips, locate stops, look up schedules, find parking sites and use GPS technology to enter start and end points in the trip planner.

Unlike King County Metro users, who have access to real time arrival information, Sound Transit’s new website does not give users real-time information or interactive maps, though officials say they are working on it.

The new site comes on the heels of a major redevelopment of Sound Transit’s main website.

Obama Arrives in Seattle

President Barack Obama arrived in Seattle last night to talk economy and the elections.

This is edited video of Air Force One landing.

I am an aviation enthusiast and find AF1 a flying symbol of freedom and a pleasure to watch. The size, the sound, and the immaculate attention to detail is to me a very inspiring display of what the USA is all about. Freedom.

Classics out in Magnolia Village

Kym Otte took these photos of some of the classic cars that were out today during the annual Magnolia Auto Show at Magnolia Village on Saturday.

Hundreds of people came out to look at all of the cars that came out. The event was sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.

(See more cars after the jump.)

Montlake Boulevard night closures

Montlake Boulevard will be restricted to one lane in either direction weekdays from 8 to 10 p.m. through April 9.

A contractor for Sound Transit will be cutting the asphalt and concrete across Montlake Blvd. to prepare for the installation of the electrical ductbank that will power the UW Station construction site and ultimately the University of Washington Station.

They're doing the work at night to minimize the impact on traffic.

For more information: Wilbert Santos at (206) 370 -5516, or send e-mail to wilbert.santos@soundtransit.org