Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Stephen Fesler

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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.
Historic Thomas Fallon House juxtaposed by new highrise San Jose.
Division Transit Project: Portland is breaking ground on the new Division bus rapid transit project. NY transit sagas: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a big skeptic in his LaGuardia Airtrain-to-Nowhere project. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar is still on track and the Metropolitan Transportation...
On Thursday, the Sound Transit Board of Directors met to decide on the fate of a light rail station's name. University Street Station, they decided, will become Union Street/Symphony Station in 2021 when the Northgate light rail extension opens. This decision comes on the heels of an...
Route 8 is plagued by crowding and congestion. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
The annual system evaluation for King County Metro from 2019 shows that 455,510 annual service hours are needed to meet baseline service targets. To realize the larger Metro Connects long-range plan, approximately two million additional annual service hours would be needed to roll out more frequent and...
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https://youtu.be/HdsWYOZ8iqM Central Park is world renowned and beloved by many, but it has a shrouded history marked by elitism and racism. In this video, Vox uncovers a small piece of the pre-park history in Seneca Village.
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https://youtu.be/33aJsPSvRSk Walt Disney World has a massive transit system that actually has ridership approaching some major American public transit counterparts. But is it any good?
The waiting hall at Los Angeles Union Station.
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....