A Streetcar Named Success

Even small transit projects can make a difference.
February 19, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Tacoma's brand-new light rail transit streetcar has been on a roll -- exceeding its ridership projections (by years in advance), and achieving the central-city redevelopment goals planners had hoped for. At just 1.6 miles in length through downtown Tacoma, Tacoma Link is by far the shortest modern LRT system yet installed in a North American city. And, while its $80.4-million cost was steep, it's built to eventually accommodate the much heavier trains ...of Sound Transit's regional Link interurban LRT system – of which the first segment, heading into the Rainier Valley, is now under construction."

Thanks to Michael D. Setty

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Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in Light Rail Progress
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