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.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.