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Plans and Policy

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What to Know About Washington State’s Competing Missing Middle Housing Bills

Housing policy is front and center in the Washington State House this short session, as highlighted by a recent public hearing in which differing...

PSRC Retools Federal Transportation Funding Formulas, Drops Proposal for More Bike and Ped Funding

On Thursday, the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board approved a new framework for allocating an anticipated $580 million dollars in federal...

Seattle’s Traffic Camera Funds Earmarked for Statewide “Capacity Building” Efforts

For the entirety of 2021, the City of Seattle issued citations to drivers using the West Seattle low bridge during the hours of the...
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What Seattle Public Schools Needs to Say Right Now

The letter District Leaders should send to follow earlier garbage. Dear Seattle Schools families, As Covid numbers have spiked among kids and staff in Seattle...

Tree Canopy Analysis Shows Tacoma Rezone Critics Exaggerate Concerns

Critics of policies that increase urban density often point to negative impacts on tree canopy as reason to oppose zoning changes. Some opponents to...
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Outdoors For All Act Could Fund Better Park Access in South King County

As a coordinator for an outdoor preschool, Eya Lazaro helps families of color find greenspaces across the Puget Sound for their young children to...
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Washingtonians Oppose Funding for Highway Expansion, Poll Indicates

In a recent poll released by the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI), fewer than 20% of respondents agreed that the Washington State Legislature should prioritize...
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Transpo Notes: No Extra Gas Tax, Metro Staffing Challenges, Governor Makes High Speed Rail...

This week's Traspo Notes highlights: schedule changes to Link, statewide transportation package funding policy, a new trail segment in Bellevue, staffing challenges at King...