Reece Martin on RM Transit discusses Portland’s transit system, which has an expansive light rail and streetcar network. Martin show how Portland is doing a lot good things with transit, but there are some areas that could use some improvement. Among other things, he argues that frequency could really use a boost across the system and that targeted improvements to the train network that increase capacity would do a lot of good.
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.