Seattle's traffic troubles: How did we get here?

SEATTLE -- Billions of dollars are being spent in an effort to ease traffic in the Seattle area, but people are still frustrated just trying to commute around the city.

Local historian Feliks Banel gave Q13 News a look at the history of the city a glimpse to the future.

For the next week, we're taking an in-depth look at the transportation issues impacting everyone in our community. Watch Q13 News each morning 4:30-10.

Two essential tools to track your commute: