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Politico Magazine marvels at Seattle’s Link light rail powered mass transit boom

This is one of the better long reads published this year. In this piece, Erick Trickey takes a look at “how a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock,” in the words his editors chose to subtitle the article. Our team at NPI has fought for years to expand Link light rail by advocating for passage of Sound Transit Phases 2 and 3 and beating back Tim Eyman initiatives attempting to undo the will of the voters.