Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Sound Transit

5 days ago
Washington voters' approval of Initiative 976, which put a limit on car tab increases as well as repealing many motor vehicle fees, will have far-reaching consequences for funding road maintenance, transit, and bike and pedestrian projects.
The Seattle Times
October 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Sound Transit says its fare enforcement system is design to be unbiased, but analysis about fare evader data indicates disparities.
The Seattle Times
October 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is planning for street improvements around the University District station under construction on NE 43rd Street. But the latest designs don't allow for a street designed exclusively for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
October 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The city’s Northgate Link extension has spurred development around the new stations, and one neighborhood is poised to change dramatically.
The Urbanist
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
August 12, 2019, 8am PDT
The never-before-used design is already being built.
The Seattle Times
July 29, 2019, 11am PDT
A new light rail station scheduled for 2036 has one group in Everett, Washington thinking big.
HeraldNet
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
April 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The 2017 survey shows that most people drive, but income and housing location also affect people’s options and choices.
The Urbanist
February 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Plans to extend the Sound Transit light rail system are moving forward. Elected officials have a big choice to make that will determine the cost and scope of the projects.
The Urbanist
February 2, 2019, 7am PST
Seattle is going beyond transit oriented development by building apartments on parcels of land near stations.
CityLab
January 20, 2019, 9am PST
Branding and bus rapid transit go hand in hand.
The Urbanist
November 21, 2018, 12pm PST
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The Seattle Times
November 10, 2018, 9am PST
The plan proposes both immediate and longer-term improvements for the area, including development of a pedestrian mall.
The Urbanist
November 4, 2018, 9am PST
King County Metro and Sound Transit have proposed major changes to bus service on the eastside of Seattle, stretching into suburban communities outside of the city as well.
The Urbanist
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
October 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
New municipal and state laws have made it possible for Seattle to sell excess land to affordable housing developers at below-market rates, or even to give it away.
Crosscut
September 8, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle transit planners are working on a light rail extensions to West Seattle and Ballard, and trying to figure out which development alternatives are worth the cost.
KUOW
August 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
King County Metro enjoys the benefit of lower fuel costs from buying electric buses. Josh Cohen argues that it's time for Sound Transit to get on board.
Crosscut
July 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog