- Seattle tops nation in new apartments — and they’re expensive ($) and full of millennials.
- NY MTA refurbishes subway cars with fewer seats, more preschool wallpaper; at least one of those seems like an improvement.
- Crown Hill pedestrian overpass to stay, but people on wheels will still get a crosswalk.
- Alon Levy tells DC and WMATA how they can make their buses better.
- C-TRAN and WSDOT experimenting with shoulder-running on SR 14
- There was a brief window where car-free households grew as a fraction of the population, but it’s over now.
- Probably not a coincidence, we’re also in the middle of the worst spike in traffic deaths since the ’60s.
- The price of parking on Capitol Hill is being further adjusted to align with demand.
- Another terrifying report on the seismic risks of Seattle’s Unreinforced Masonry Buildings.
- Crossroads, the most interesting part of Bellevue.
- A disused gas station in the U-District will soon be a 24-story, 229 unit tower.
- Federal judge says driver’s union can advertise on Spokane buses.
- LA Metro is writing up an RFP for a microtransit service: smaller than 40′ buses, bigger than a car, intended for lower-density areas.
- Denver’s Colfax Ave slated for decent-looking BRT. It’s about time RTD built an urban line that’s not in a freeway trench.
- Downtown Spokane’s abandoned Ridpath Hotel is being renovated into mostly-affordable apartments.
- Tacoma getting a major new mixed-use development across from the Seven Seas taproom.
- HeraldNet sums up the Senate Republican’s nothing burger: Hearings fail to find Sound Transit duped lawmakers, voters.
- I’m in awe of both the analytical chops and amount of free time these Boston transit nerds have demonstrated.
This is an open thread.