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Author: Stephen Fesler

The Case for Improved Light Rail in Rainier Valley

It almost seems like every other week these days you hear about another light rail-involved collision in Rainier Valley. And the reason for why...

Washington’s Legislature Is Tackling Zoning Around Transit and For Missing Middle Housing

Housing and zoning reform is taking center stage in the Washington State Legislature. Today, a handful of bills will be heard in committee to...

Sunday Video: All 53 Vancouver SkyTrain Stations

RM Transit visits all 53 Vancouver SkyTrain stations. Though a bit long, the sped up video carries good discussion about the system's design, operations,...

What We’re Reading: Edmonds Anti-Streatery, Ferry Woes, and Philly Apartment Boom

Edmonds anti-streatery: Edmonds' new streatery policy appears to be scaring businesses off and risks the future of a permanent program ($). Manhattan rezones: New York...

Transpo Notes: Additive Sound Transit Bill, Pets Ahoy, Café Streets, and Via to Transit

This week’s Traspo Notes highlights: hearing on an additive Sound Transit funding bill, cats and dogs can ride the King County Water Taxi, the...
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Bills to Watch in the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session

The Washington State Legislature has recently kicked off its 2022 session. It's going to be a shorter session than last year since even-numbered years...

Metro Warns of Reduced Services Through January 21st Due to Staffing Availability

In a notice late this evening, King County Metro warned that service may be affected over the next two weeks with heavy cancellations. The...

Sunday Video: How Oysters Could Stop A Flood

Vox explains how oysters could reduce flooding in the New York City area and other places as sea level rises. But restoring oyster reefs...