Thursday news roundup

Hockey fever is dying down, so of course we’re talking about transportation again.

The Seattle Times reports that Mayor Durkan is on the verge of finally nominating a permanent Director of SDOT.

Erica Barnett does a deep dive on congestion tolling.

The Seattle Times has an op-ed arguing that the Burke-Gilman Trail “missing link” should run along Leary Way, not Shilshole.

MyNorthwest reports that private polling firm EMC found in August that the City Council is deeply unpopular.