Sunday, 19 January, 2020

Stephen Fesler

1410 POSTS 18 COMMENTS
Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.
Florida rail expansion: Virgin Trains USA is already installing new tracks as Orlando International Airport as part of their mid-Florida expansion. Goodbye archives: The national archives facility in Seattle could be closing. Clearing the trail: King County wants property owners along...
Pioneer Square Station platform from the mezzanine level.
It was a busy week at Sound Transit headquarters. Agency staff briefed regional policymakers on a range of topics from Connect 2020 progress to equitable transit-oriented development, but perhaps most interesting was station renaming and an update on the fare enforcement policy evaluation process. The Sound Transit...
The arrival of Stride, Sound Transit's bus rapid transit (BRT) brand, on I-405 is still four years away, but recent project refinements could mean even speedier trips for riders travelling between Lynnwood and Bellevue. The transit agency published another online open house last week highlighting the progress....
video
https://vimeo.com/384352456 Streetfilms shows Manhattan’s Broadway continues to evolve as a people place. It now features people riding seesaws in the middle of the street instead of idling cars.
Washington State Ferries (WSF) saw ridership fall in 2019 after reaching a 16-year high the year prior. Ridership dropped an astounding 3.2% or 802,249 rides to 23,884,789, nearly wiping out two years of gains. WSF blamed the ridership decline on wintery weather last year. Ridership was down...
On Thursday, members of the Sound Transit's System Expansion Committee heard an update from agency staff on the the Sounder South capital expansion program. The program is funded as part Sound Transit 3 (ST3) and is expected to provide about $1 billion in capital investments to expand...
video
https://youtu.be/88Cd5H3kmXQ In this video, Joss Fong and her colleagues at Vox ask the question, “Is it wrong to fly?” They examine the impacts of air travel, the movement to reduce flying, and existing options to partially mitigate it. The team also looks...
LA-LAS HSR: Virgin Trains USA plans to have an electric high-speed rail line up and running by 2023 between Southern California and Las Vegas. Expanding Penn: New York's governor wants to expand track capacity at Penn Station in Manhattan to accommodate more passengers ($).