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Project Homeless is a new Seattle Times initiative that explores and explains the region’s complex, troubling problem of homelessness. With strong watchdog reporting and vivid storytelling, Project Homeless seeks to spotlight what is working, and what is not working, in responding to homelessness. We will also feature solutions-oriented reporting from elsewhere in the country.

Transportation

Free tourist buses now ply Seattle’s hectic waterfront

Lost on the waterfront? Tourists and commuters along Seattle's Alaskan Way can now take a free bus past the construction barricades and cab queues, all the way to Seattle Center or Pioneer Square, until Oct. 1. Blue-and-orange buses show up every 25 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serve nine stops between Seattle...