Sunday, 5 July, 2020

Doug Trumm

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Publication Director. He moved to Seattle from Minnesota in 2014 and recently graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike.
We want to echo what Seattle Subway wrote in the Seattle Transit Blog and encourage our readers to contact Governor Jay Inslee (D-Washington) and urge him to veto any recent cuts to Sound Transit's funding that appear headed for his desk. We would suggest adding House Speaker Frank Chopp (D-Wallingford)...
A snarl of car traffic on 4th Avenue with transit and people biking on the margins. (Photo by Scott Bonjukian)
Downtown transportation impacts loom large as policymakers grapple with the appropriate size of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition's public benefits package. One Center City is the project intended to rescue Downtown Seattle from big traffic delays when Addition construction displaces commuter buses out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel....
The tunnel boring machine known as Bertha broke though the tunnel wall in Uptown at 11.40am on Tuesday (April 4th), completing its tunneling work and allowing former Governor Christine Gregoire to smash a bottle of champagne on its side in celebration. Now workers will dismantle the massive machine in the...
On Sunday, poet and activist Nikkita Oliver launched her campaign for mayor of Seattle to a capacity crowd at Washington Hall in the Central District. In her speech, Oliver criticized Mayor Ed Murray's approach on homelessness, among other issues. "In 2015 Mayor Murray announced a state of emergency, and yet since then...
The future of agricultural lands stands at a crossroads in Pierce County. For more than a year, Pierce County has been locked into a fierce process over how to remake county-wide agriculture policies. Pierce County is an agricultural powerhouse with more than 4,500 independent producers that collectively manage more...
The long awaited finally happened today: the giant tunnel boring machine known as Bertha holed through in the Uptown neighborhood. However, instead of revealing a four-lane highway tunnel bypassing Downtown Seattle, the hole revealed nothing but a giant money pit that seemed to belong to an anthropomorphized duck--or at least the...
Once in awhile an idea so dumb comes along it's like a supernova. You need to look away lest you blind yourself and zap every last brain cell with it's mind-numbing power. Normally a supernova is a rare event, but I feel that way just about every time I read a Brier...
On Tuesday morning, the members of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition Board gathered within the convention center they hope to supplement to get updated on the $1.6 billion expansion project. Matt Griffin, managing partner at Pine Street Group, said the WSCC Addition, despite a few unforeseen hurdles, is still on schedule...