Metro’s budget: King County passed a $2.5 billion biennial budget for transit, so what does it fund?

Doling out the dough: The Federal Transit Administration is finally releasing funding for transit projects.

Paint the town red: Shaun Scott, a Democratic Socialist, is running for retiring Councilmember Rob Johnson’s seat.

Free the city: Spain wants to ban cars in cities across the country and there’s public support for the idea.

Redevelopment on the Cut: Near the Fremont Bridge, the Bleitz Funeral Home site is planned for office and retail.

Hiking express: How did the Trailhead Direct program perform this year?

Euro trains in America: The Federal Railroad Administration is finally allowing lightweight European-style passenger trains.

Another retirement: Councilmember Sally Bagshaw has declared her intention to retire from civic governance.

Safe drop-offs: Streetsblog highlights the European answer to taming the school drop-off chaos.

Best and worst: See the best and worst American cities for bus and rail transit.

Free the streetcars: Should Seattle ban cars from streetcar tracks?

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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.