Transit

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Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension Officially 50% Complete

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Sound Transit has announced a big milestone for the expansion of Link light rail in the Puget Sound region. The Lynnwood Link Extension is...

Sound Transit’s Escalators and Elevators Are Broken Too Often, But A Better System Lies...

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Escalators and elevators are a persistent problem for Sound Transit. The agency has had constant troubles at newer facilities like Capitol Hill and University...
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Streetcar and 101 ‘Ghost’ Positions at SPD Survive Budget Deliberations

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The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has a special privilege granted to no other department in the City. The City allocates funding to SPD for...

Sunday Video: The Trains That Subsidize Suburbia

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https://youtu.be/vxWjtpzCIfA Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes shows how Toronto's GO Transit commuter rail is primarily setup to subsidize the suburbs without providing real, regular...

Amtrak Cascades to Add Cross-Border Bus Service in December, Train Service in 2022

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Amtrak Cascades train service north of Seattle remains suspended, but bus service will be offered in early December. This will allow Amtrak passengers to...

Dubicki: Cascadia Innovation Attempts to Overcome Cascading Climate Dangers

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I want to do an even handed and dutiful reporting job about the 2021 Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference. But I’m in an downtown Vancouver...

Digital Advertising Coming To Sound Transit Link Stations As Soon As Spring 2022

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Digital advertising is a fact of life in most major transit systems across the globe, especially at rapid transit stations. Generally, digital advertising is...

City Council Setting the Stage for Another Streetcar Showdown

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Councilmember Herbold has proposed shelving the Center City Connector streetcar project once again and diverting $2.4 million in funding to Citywide hiring incentives. The Seattle...