Taking questions from the reader mailbag.
- ST3 goes final
- Making transit work better during special events or construction
- Roosevelt-Eastlake BRT
Martin’s on vacation, so Frank and Zach talk about ST3, the Seattle Process, Pronto bike share, and what it’s like reporting for STB.
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Frank and Martin talk about Ulink opening for a bit, then shift to the ST3 draft plan. We take a detour through the sustainability of the suburban model and speculate about a low-carbon future. Finally, the Washington caucuses.
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Martin and I discuss Kevin Desmond’s new gig at TransLink, the firing of Lynn Peterson at WSDOT, and whether it’s possible to put more buses on the freeways. Oh, and then I encourage all the kids to get off my lawn.
Frank and Martin discuss the opening of the First Hill Streetcar, a rail tunnel for Ballard, the upcoming U-Link meetup, and whether the proposed Renton Transit Center is a good idea.
Frank and Martin get together over a cocktail to discuss ST3 options for the Eastside, woes at WSDOT, and the politics of carbon taxes.
Martin and Frank discuss Madison BRT, open vs. closed bus systems, BRT creep, rail bias, bus branding, and Sound Transit’s new CEO.
[UPDATE: The livestream technology didn’t work out for us. You’ll hear the podcast in the morning. Sorry.]
Martin and I are going to try to do a live audio broadcast of the election results tonight, starting around 8:15pm PST. Watch this space for details on how to listen. If the live stream doesn’t work for whatever reason, we’ll make it available as a podcast tomorrow morning. Want to participate? Leave a comment or shout at @fchi or @MartinDuke2 on Twitter.
Martin and I talk election results and Martin does an amazing job of picking the winners and the spreads. Bring him next time you’re going to Vegas. Seriously. We also discuss a Graham Street Link station and a Grand Bargain for Mercer Island.
With the proposed U-link restructures headed for council this week, I recorded a podcast with Zach and David to talk about the restructure, the history, and what will change when U-link opens next year. We tried to give a good overview of the changes, some of the challenges (both technical and political) and the potential benefits for riders. David’s frequent network proposal also makes a brief appearance. Enjoy!
PS: the podcast is now available on iTunes
- Move Seattle: RapidRide+ but no Center City Connector
- ST3 projects and completing the spine (9:27)
- HALA, Minimum Wages, and Developer Taxes (21:10)
- “towers in Madrona” (27:25)
- Single family homes and displacement (30:19)
Martin regrets that circumstances forced him to use a microphone that makes listening to him even more unpleasant than usual.
UPDATE: podcast link fixed