Sound Transit recently completed tunnel mining in Bellevue for the East Link light rail extension. The mining operation was fairly unique for the transit agency since an alternative approach called “sequential excavation method” was used with project completion five months ahead of schedule.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.