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A photo of a bright red streetcar.

The Case for Streetcar Lines to Magnolia and Fremont

In an earlier article, I argued Seattle should expand its streetcar network and ensure high quality service with dedicated transit lanes starting in Belltown....
teal streetcar in Pioneer Square with Smith Tower and other buildings

With Simple Improvements, Streetcars Can Thrive in Seattle

Line extensions into neighborhoods like Belltown and the Central District are part of a set of solutions that would improve Seattle's streetcars. ...
A photo of an Amtrak Cascades locomotive car surrounded by forest.

All Aboard Washington Releases New Passenger Rail Vision Map

The map visualizes more rail connections throughout the Northwest, including both cities and rural areas. With all of the transit developments happening in the...
Artist concept of what a "WSDOT Ferry Style" car shuttle might look like. (Art by Patrick Fesler)

Mountain Ferry on Rails Could Help Fund Stampede Pass Upgrades

A ferry on rails could help electric cars get across the Cascade Mountains without burning up their battery or sitting in traffic. In my previous...

Skip Freeway Expansions, Rebuild Stampede Pass

In previous coverage, we discussed the possibilities for local rail across the state, but also mentioned the problems with getting Stampede Pass ready for...
The new Northgate Station where light rail vehicles are being tested for a fall opening. (Sound Transit)

ST3: How to Get the Best Value Amid a Budget Crunch

With an $11.5 billion funding crunch and cost escalations in the Sound Transit 3 program, it’s clear that some cutbacks and delays may be...
A diesel multiple unit at Zagreb Central Station. (Dorianbezak from Wikipedia)

Building Out Washington’s Passenger Rail Network with ‘Cascades Local Rail’

Last year, when Washington's east-west passenger rail study came out, the results were mostly uninspiring for a full corridor initially, but one particular section...

Judkins Park Open House: Design Complete

On Tuesday, Sound Transit held an open house at the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District to go over the finalized designs...