Making tracks and lines: How Sound Transit could create seven light rail lines out of ST3.
Budget priorities: Seattle’s settled budget puts $29 million in to housing affordability bonds, $12 million for homeless programs, and funds 72 new police officers.
Fighting racism: Can “sanctuary campuses” protect undocumented students from deportation under the future Trump Administration?
Community involvement: Seattle now has a Community Involvement Commission.
Warmer connection: The quarter-mile walk from the light rail station to the Sea-Tac Airport terminal could get a lot warmer next year.
Bikeshare saga: Pronto Cycle Share is shutting down on March 31st, but could be resurrected later in 2017.
Carson crisis: A deeply unqualified Ben Carson could become Secretary of the highly important United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Fraud: Like all things Trump, his infrastructure bank plan is a fraud.
Greener fields: The beloved Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) system is in deep financial troubles.
Decline of carsharing?: Carsharing companies may be losing some steam in North America.
Fighting climate change: How cities across America could fight climate change in the years of the Trump Administration. But the President-elect appears poised to eliminate all climate change research funding.
Map of the Week: A map of the “sanctuary” cities, counties, and states across America.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.