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Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of pages with...

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...

As Sound Transit Weighs Future of Fare Ambassador Program, Data Shows History of Racial...

This month, the Sound Transit Board is set to review its new Fare Ambassador pilot, which replaced the widely criticized fare enforcement program. According...

Legislature Contemplates Changes to Traffic Safety Laws In Face of Pedestrian Safety Crisis

Who should generally have the burden of proving liability in a crash between someone walking or rolling and someone driving a car: the person...

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,...

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...
A graphic shows jurisdiction with a Sound Transit station surrounded by mid-rise buildings for two blocks in each direction. The immediately adjacent blocks shows joined decision making, but the further out station areas land use is up to the City.

Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of Draft Plan Release

Reaching the station platform could take six minutes at the deepest stations. Sound Transit's preferred alignment for the next phase of light rail in Seattle...

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...

Let’s Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a very deep housing availability and affordability crisis that has only worsened in the past several years. It’s time for Washington to face this crisis head on. It’s time to take action to house Washington. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.