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Tag Archives: Transportation

East Link from the air: Get a bird’s eye view of Sound Transit’s new Line 2 light rail stations

Excerpt: This visually stunning special project, with eleven galleries of photos, showcases Sound Transit's forthcoming light rail extension linking Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond across Lake Washington.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Travel Light! Northgate Link opens to riders in a watershed moment for mobility in Seattle

Excerpt: The inauguration of revenue service on Northgate Link marks the end of the work to deliver the original Sound Move plan approved by voters in 1996, which called for an initial light rail line running from SeaTac to Northgate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ready for Northgate Link to be open? Get an advance look inside the new Line 1 stations

Excerpt: If you'd like to take a peek inside the U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations ahead of the Saturday, October 2nd 2021 opening, we've put together three photo galleries showcasing each one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit will get a new CEO next year: Peter Rogoff to depart in 2022, agency says

Excerpt: In an early evening press release, Board Chair Kent Keel said that Rogoff will remain as CEO until mid-2022 and then hand over duties to a yet-to-be-announced successor that the board hopes to find through a national search. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Link’s arrival in Northgate is a good reminder that Seattle voters are keen on getting more neighborhoods connected to light rail

Excerpt: 76% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters surveyed support a new transit funding measure to connect more urban villages in the Emerald City with Link light rail, while a mere 19% are opposed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters eager for I‑5 to be modernized with seismic, accessibility improvements

Excerpt: Despite I-5's importance to Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest, it is falling apart. Decades of heavy use and inadequate maintenance have left the highway in increasingly bad shape. Voters in Seattle are enthusiastic about taking action to fix these problems.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Three new Seattle light rail stations will soon be here: Northgate Link opens in one month

Excerpt: University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations will join the region's growing high capacity transit system on October 2nd, 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge majority of Seattle voters say they’d support a funding measure to speed up ST3

Excerpt: 71% of respondents to our July 2021 survey of the Seattle electorate -- all likely 2021 Seattle voters -- told us that they would support a new transit funding measure, while 24% said they would be opposed. 5% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Amtrak announces huge fleet modernization project to benefit Cascades, other routes

Excerpt: Travelers in Cascadia will be the first nationwide to ride new Siemens trainsets, built as part of a $7.3 billion Amtrak plan to upgrade rail infrastructure.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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After a year of debate, Sound Transit moves closer to sanctioning ST3 project delays

Excerpt: With a month to go before a decision about a fix to a major budget hole, lengthy delays seem likely - but can they be averted by delaying the decision?
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Sound Transit debuts spacious new Siemens S700 light rail vehicles in revenue service

Excerpt: The new vehicles are roomier, brighter, and have more storage space. They will join the fleet as Sound Transit rapidly expands light rail network with many new stations, starting with the three Northgate Link stations in 2021.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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The wait is almost over: Northgate Link will make its debut on October 2nd, 2021

Excerpt: Sound Transit has set a date for the opening of the U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate light rail stations, which collectively make up the Northgate Link extension.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Two Puget Sound bus rapid transit projects get a boost from the Biden administration

Excerpt: Two agencies will receive $100m in federal funds to expand Puget Sound's network of bus lines with frequent and high quality service.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Amtrak restores daily service on long distance routes thanks to the American Rescue Plan

Excerpt: “Offering daily long distance service represents a vital step in our road to recovery,” said Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn in a statement. “Recognizing the immense value of our employees, we’d like to thank Congress for enabling service restoration and helping us recall furloughed employees.”
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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