Apparently something happened this week besides Seattle being hit with a snowstorm. We postponed a couple of pretty decent policy posts to give wall-to-wall coverage of the storm, and you’ll probably see those next week:
- Yonah Freemark reports that the transit federal tax subsidy, set to fall below the subsidy for parking, is on the agenda to be restored to the same level during the lame duck session.
- Lessons of the snowstorm from an operator; video of buses on snowy hills.
- Young punk blogger has an op-ed in the Seattle Times. From the comment thread you wouldn’t be able to figure out the actual subject.
- Metro has to use some articulated buses, even in the snow. Not mentioned: they have to be hybrids in the DSTT, and almost all of those are artics.
- Complaints about Metro’s information in the storm.
- Building up Pioneer Square. Bertolet tackles Sodo’s zoning; I could stand about a dozen more posts from him on tradeoffs between upzones and incentive zoning.
- Person killed by Amtrak train in Tukwila.
- Congestion metrics are broken.
- Convertible parking.
- The urbanist generation gap.
This is an open thread.