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RM Transit visits all 53 Vancouver SkyTrain stations. Though a bit long, the sped up video carries good discussion about the system's design, operations, and pros and cons. Also discussed in the video is how Vancouver has grown around the stations.

What We’re Reading: Edmonds Anti-Streatery, Ferry Woes, and Philly Apartment Boom

Edmonds anti-streatery: Edmonds' new streatery policy appears to be scaring businesses off and risks a permanent program ($). Manhattan rezones: New York City...

PSRC Retools Federal Transportation Funding Formulas, Drops Proposal for More Bike...

On Thursday, the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board approved a new framework for allocating an anticipated $580 million dollars...
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Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of...

Reaching the station platform could take six minutes at the deepest stations. Sound Transit's preferred alignment for the next phase of light rail...

Transpo Notes: Additive Sound Transit Bill, Pets Ahoy, Café Streets, and...

This week’s Traspo Notes highlights: hearing on an additive Sound Transit funding bill, cats and dogs can ride the King County Water...

Seattle’s Traffic Camera Funds Earmarked for Statewide “Capacity Building” Efforts

For the entirety of 2021, the City of Seattle issued citations to drivers using the West Seattle low bridge during the hours...
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What Seattle Public Schools Needs to Say Right Now

The letter District Leaders should send to follow earlier garbage. Dear Seattle Schools families, As Covid numbers have spiked among kids and staff...
Seattle City Hall sign and steps.

Mayor Harrell Extends Seattle’s Eviction Moratorium until February 14th

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a 30-day extension of Seattle's eviction moratorium, which covers residences and small business and non-profit commercial tenants. The...

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Cleaning Up Our (Growth Management) Act

When it comes to planning in the State of Washington, the Growth Management Act (GMA) is where we start. It determines where we can...
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Call to Action: Weigh in on the Future of Seattle’s Industrial...

Seattleites have the opportunity to provide feedback on four alternatives guiding the future of our Industrial and Maritime lands during two upcoming public hearings:...

Join Us Thursday for Urbanist Meetup with Rep. Macri and Sen....

Update: Rep. Jessica Bateman (D-Olympia, 22nd) and Senator Joe Nguyen (D-Seattle, 34th) will be subbing in for Senator Saldaña who had a last minute scheduling...

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