Still hiring: Amazon is hiring another 12,500 workers in Seattle ($).
A second station: Capitol Hill nearly got second light rail station but those hopes were dashed.
Trading away transit: Jeff Davis of Eno Transportation explains how transit got traded away in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.
Houston’s sprawl: Can Houston control its sprawl?
Terminate them: Anti-vaxxers who work for Washington State Ferries are hoping to cause chaos to block a socially responsible vaccine mandate.
Subways, not highways: An op-ed argues that the federal government should invest in the New York City subway, not highways.
Anchoring Anchorage: What can Anchorage’s new mayor do about housing in downtown?
Going backwards: A Philadelphia neighborhood is poised for rezoning, but it is at odds with the comprehensive plan and heads backwards.
“Mountain Lion” cities: What are the “Mountain Lion” cities growing in Western states?
Infrastructure debates: What should be federal priorities for infrastructure funding is highly debated today, but what were the debates back in the age of the Founding Fathers ($)?
Status quo reversion: Looking through the lens of San Francisco, an author shows how politicians talk about a big game on climate action but then run to the status quo.
Mask and vax up: King County will impose a mask mandate for large events outdoors this week; a recommendation to mask up outside is also being promoted. Two counties in Washington are also requiring vaccination proof to enter restaurants and bars.
Brownfield redevelopment: Crosscut covers how one of Washington’s most polluted sites is being proposed for redevelopment.
Act on climate: An Oregon representative has called on the state transportation department to take climate change seriously.
Vision for TOD: In Maryland county, a plan for big transit-oriented development along the Metro Blue Line has been outlined.
Microresurfacing: Portland is focusing microsurfacing treatments to streets designated as greenways.
100,000 affordable homes: The White House has announced a new plan for 100,000 affordable housing units.
Denser city living: The latest census shows a reversal of trends toward denser city living ($).
Love of cars: What is the real reason that Republican-leaning areas of the country love cars?
Narrow street requirements: Building narrower streets could help with building more affordable housing.
Resort town crises: On Orcas Island, a restaurant owner lived out of his car for a while to house two workers in his apartment to have staffing ($).
Abolishing parking minimums: How did the Twin Cities eliminate parking minimums and how can other cities do it, too? San José could move toward elimination of parking minimums.
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