Derailed: Caltrain appears to be in the crosshairs of the federal government over funding.

End of PUBLIC: After a short two years, PUBLIC Bikes is closing up shop in Capitol Hill.

Incongruent: Why is Portland’s transit head advocating for more highways?

Fix 65th: NE 65th St is poised to get some safety improvements this year with more to come in 2018 and 2019.

First Hill high-rise: The Madison Street McDonald’s location on First Hill is headed for demolition to make way for a 17-story mixed-use project.

Unsafe locations: Far too many schools are getting built near highways in America.

New sounding board: A new renters’ commission is a real possibility for Seattle giving more voice to renter issues.

Lagging: Despite a big population boom in Atlanta, transit growth is lagging far behind.

Little progress: Environmental issues are taking a backseat in the Washington State Legislature with only a few big policy bills moving forward.

Rename Jackson: The case for Seattle to dump “Jackson Street” in honor of Andrew Jackson and name it after Joe Jackson.

Falling ridership: What’s behind the decline in transit use in America?

Kicked to the curb: A strip mall owner in Wyoming asked to have a bus stop removed and it appears that the local transit agency is willing to go along with the request.

Map of the Week: Cape Town’s informal minibus network mapped.

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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.