blockitecture leaderboard

Light-Rail Efforts Continue In Seattle

The monorail might not be complete by 2009, but an impressive light-rail line could be.

"...Sound Transit's $2.4 billion Central Link light-rail line, [is] scheduled to arrive within three years, more or less, in downtown Seattle..."

"Tukwila is the start of nearly 14 miles of Link trackâ€"seven miles 'at grade,' or ground level, 4.4 miles elevated, 2.5 miles of tunnelsâ€"and 12 stations. While the popular, and free, 1.6-mile Tacoma Linkâ€"shortest light-rail line in North Americaâ€"is already in service, Seattle's Central Link will not be rolling until summer 2009."

How to fund the dramatic expansion? "The legality of the motor vehicle excise tax is still tied up in the state Supreme Court," and a loss could set the project back years for lack of funding.

Full Story: Getting Ready for Rails

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!