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This week’s Transpo Notes roundup touches on a mix of bus, train, and driving stories, including: The hiring of Sound Transit's next CEO;Naming...

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The Urbanist Podcast: Architectural Scrabble with Mike Eliason of Larch Lab

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Housing Notes: Amazon Invests in Affordable Housing, Social Housing Goes to...

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Direct I-5 and SR 99 Alternatives Reemerge for Everett Link Light...

Sound Transit is rethinking its costly crook to Paine Field. Sound Transit revealed new alternatives for Everett Link light rail this week that...

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The Urbanist Podcast: Architectural Scrabble with Mike Eliason of Larch Lab

As founder of Larch Lab, a design studio and think tank devoted to climate adaptive architecture and urbanism, Mike Eliason holds a wealth of...

The Urbanist Podcast: Seattle Public School’s Mixed Year-End Report Card

In this episode, professional educator and managing editor Natalie Argerious tolerates my raving parent commentary about the 2021-2022 public school year. The kids have...
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In this episode, reporter Ray Dubicki and I talk transit and mobility. Specifically we take on the thorny question of whether or not transit...

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Urbanist reporter Kevin Le wrote the authoritative guide to Tacoma's Hilltop light rail expansion, a 2.4 mile extension to Line T that opens up...

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On Tuesday June 14th, we are looking forward to a stimulating conversation with Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, who has served on the Seattle Port Commission...

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