How to Improve Bus Service and Performance on Busy Corridors
A new report collects the lessons and best practices of several years of bus priority projects in the Boston region.
Citywide Zoning Reform Approved in Everett
Few cities are accomplishing such a swift and sweeping overhaul of its land use regulations as Everett, Washington, which just wrapped up its second major planning initiative in as many years on its way to launching a third.
Widening, Other Improvements Planned for the 'Boeing Freeway'
The Washington State Department of Transportation is proposing a series of changes to State Route 526 that includes a new eastbound travel lane.
'Rapid Response Bus Lanes' Program Provides Equitable Mobility Relief During the Pandemic
A new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority program has quickly deployed bus infrastructure around the Boston area, focusing on neighborhoods where people are relying on the bus during the pandemic.
Where to Find the 'Opportunity Bargains' of Economic and Social Mobility
A few blue-collar cities proximate to Boston offer case studies of the "opportunity bargains" identified in the 2018 Opportunity Atlas published by Harvard and Brown universities an the U.S. Census.
Light Rail Coming to Everett in 2036—Grassroots Planning Already Underway
A new light rail station scheduled for 2036 has one group in Everett, Washington thinking big.
Disaster Shelters Housing the Homeless in Washington
Structures initially intended to temporarily house disaster victims are serving a new purpose in Tacoma, Washington—sheltering homeless people and getting them on the path to more permanent housing.
New BRT Launching in Snohomish County, Washington
It's only the county's second bus rapid transit route, but planners hope the Swift Green Line will eventually connect with a more robust network of BRT and rail service.
Everett's New Downtown Plan
Digging into the city of Everett's recent overhaul of its zoning and development regulations in Downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
Can a Bus Stop Be Pretty?
A local bus stop offers the setting for an experiment in beautification.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.