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Traffic Lab is a Seattle Times project that digs into the region’s thorny transportation issues, spotlights promising approaches to easing gridlock, and helps readers find the best ways to get around.

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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, wheelchair-accessible buses show up every 25 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serve nine stops between...