Reece Martin at RM Transit digs into what’s so great about junction stations. These are stations where multiple rail lines converge and they can happen in multiple situations. Martin demonstrates how junctions are most powerful where, on a shared corridor, the first opportunity to create a transfer opportunity that it is exercised as the junction station because it provides the most capacity for a transit system and convenience for transit riders. In Seattle, policymakers have a similar opportunity with a Union Station Hub interchange station on the Ballard Link Extension.

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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.