Saturday, 31 October, 2020

Shaun Kuo

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Shaun Kuo is a junior reporter at The Urbanist and a recent graduate from the UW's Jackson School. He is a Seattle native that has lived in Wallingford, Northgate, and Lake Forest Park. He enjoys exploring the city by bus and foot.
On October 20th, the Seattle Department of Transportation released the WSP-conducted Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project, and a reader's guide to the CBA on their blog. The next day, SDOT presented their CBA to the Community Task Force after an introduction...
Nearly seven months into the West Seattle Bridge closure, the City is finally closing in on a decision to replace or repair the bridge. An announcement is planned for the week after the Community Task Force's October 21st meeting. That actual date of an announcement has proven...
On October 12th, Sound Transit began their online open house for the 130th Street light rail station's design. Approved by voters in 2016, this station will eventually join the Lynnwood Link expansion stations and 145th station to bring light rail to North Seattle. As the name suggests,...
In September, the City of Seattle released the Internet for All Seattle Report. This report follows the City's July 27th resolution to establish the city council's goal to implement a "vision of enabling all Seattle residents to access and adopt broadband internet service that is reliable and...
Geothermal well completed in Paris suburban Cachen in 2017(Courtesy of Dalkia)
In 2014 and 2017, the Washington Geological Survey was awarded grants by the Department of Energy to prospect and validate geothermal resources throughout the State of Washington. Washington's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) produced a geothermal favorability map using modeling techniques. In Washington state,...
A reporter stands amidst scooters in a garage for a TV spot.
On Wednesday, Lime launched their first 500 shareable e-scooters in Seattle to accompany their relaunch of around 500 bikes in June. This launch is a part of Seattle's scootershare pilot program, which was greenlit by the city council last week. The Seattle Department...
Sound Transit has released its pandemic-impacted draft 2021 service plan. The pandemic has and continues to leave the agency with a fraction of its usual ridership, dropping from 160,000 on March 2nd to 22,000 on an average day in April. Ridership has been slowly returning, but the...
A dog is leashed to a bench next to a busy bike rack and row of newspaper machines as a Route 40 bus approaches.
As a part of Seattle's voter-approved $930 million Move Seattle Levy, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been planning design updates to Routes 40 and 44. Both route updates have already gone through their first rounds of community surveys, and SDOT has been steadily adding bus...