What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: 20-Lane Nightmare, Double Track Conundrum, and A Cautionary Tale

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20-lane nightmare: Austin is not very excited about a proposed 20-lane highway. Delayed: The West Seattle and Ballard Link DEIS will be further delayed. Go green:...

What We’re Reading: Questionable Noise, Extraordinary Disruptions, and Parking Socialism

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Questionable noise: The use of sirens on emergency vehicles may do more harm than good ($). Carless: Households without cars in America may be more...

What We’re Reading: Grounded Rail, Electrify Transit, and TOD Planning

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Grounded rail: In Washington, D.C., an entire category of subway cars have been grounded over derailment concerns. Complex Empire: What will New York's Governor...

What We’re Reading: Zero-Emissions District, Dingbats, and The Interurbans

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Zero-emissions district: A Norwegian city is planning a district as completely zero-emissions. Planning for all: How can less car-centric planning benefit rural areas, too? Not recreational...

What We’re Reading: No More Raids, Ending Single-Family Zoning, and Secure Bike Parking

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No more raids: Greyhound has made an agreement with Washington's attorney general to stop warrantless and no-cause ICE sweeps on buses. Planning ahead: Pittsburg's transit...

What We’re Reading: Rebranding SEPTA, Gentrification, and Liberating the City

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Rebranding SEPTA: Philadelphia's transit agency has developed a new package of signage, maps, and wayfinding. Overselling, under delivering: WSDOT is trying to vastly oversell a...

What We’re Reading: A Lot to Upgrade, Minoru Yamasaki, and Tex-Mex Rail

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A lot to upgrade: Amtrak has its work cut out for it to making all stations accessible to people with disabilities ($). Charging station issues:...
Link train at Capitol Hill Station. (Credit: The Urbanist)

What We’re Reading: A Second Station, ‘Mountain Lion’ Cities, and 100,000 Affordable Homes

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Still hiring: Amazon is hiring another 12,500 workers in Seattle ($). A second station: Capitol Hill nearly got second light rail station but those hopes...