Sunday, October 21, 2018

Chris Karnes

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Chris Karnes a native of Tacoma and well known local writer behind the Tacoma Transit blog.
For the South Sound, extension of regional Link light rail to Tacoma in 2030 will be a crowning achievement of work first envisioned in the late 20th century. Frequent, reliable, all-day electric train service to Federal Way, South King County, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will bring about a renaissance...
Pierce Transit's Pacific Avenue High Capacity Transit Study is in full swing. After over a year of studying the conditions of the corridor and two public open houses, Pierce Transit selected Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the mode to move forward into further project development. The reasoning behind selection of...
To date, the pace of local transit service restoration in Tacoma-Pierce County following the Great Recession has been a slow crawl, expanding at roughly 15,000 service hours a year. Much of Pierce Transit's current network, with some notable exceptions, operates at hourly headways and only runs until 7pm. The...
The Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan is out for public comment (please take the survey). The following analysis and commentary puts this plan in perspective for Pierce County and Tacoma. ST3 is a 25-year regional transit capital and operating measure, starting in 2017, funded by a suite of three taxes,...
On January 21st, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland outlined to Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine what Tacoma’s top 3 project priorities are for Sound Transit 3. Mayor Strickland’s ST3 priorities: Extending regional light rail from Kent-Des Moines Road to Federal Way and Tacoma Dome via I-5; Extending Tacoma Link to Tacoma Community...