1. The fight for a roundabout continues for the intersection at West Broadway and Russell Street. Here’s why.
This story, called “The Beginning of the End for Level of Service?” is interesting, so I wanted to link it here in case you missed it in the article posted above. It’s on dc.streetsblog.org.
The photo came from the Missoula Advocates for Sustainable Transportation, or MAST, with credit to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. MAST’s John Wolverton said this in an email:
“This one … is a great example of a double-lane roundabout that fits into a compact urban space. For Russell Street, it would possibly need one added right turn slip-lane connecting the left leg to the lower leg.”
2. As I’m sure you saw, the city of Missoula has laws that protect people who are LGBT. Councilwoman Caitlin Copple wants to get married in Montana, and she wants gay couples from outside the state to be free to choose the Big Sky State for a destination wedding. It could mean big bucks for Montana, and here’s more on that in a story Copple passed on.
3. Here is detailed comment on the proposed expansion of the coal export terminal in Longview, Wash., from the Northern Plains Resource Council. I’d called a couple different groups for comment on a brief update, and the Resource Council passed on this document, so FYI.
— Keila Szpaller