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Cook 1
"Scandinavian condominium enclave" is definitely one of the better phrases I've read in my life
Posted by Cook on November 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM · Report this
California Kid 3
It just took me 90 minutes to get from the u district to Columbia city. A complete real mass transit system is the only way this city can move forward @2. It's hardly burning $$
Posted by California Kid on November 15, 2012 at 8:04 PM · Report this
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Had the City stepped up and added some $$ up front to improve the financing of the monorail, we could be riding it today. But no, TPTB didn't want to because Martin Selig and other big developers didn't want it to go past their monuments so it failed under a tidal wave of FUD. Sheesh!
Posted by nwcitizen on November 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM · Report this
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Almost $3 million for a study.
Posted by sarah70 on November 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 6
Why such a hard on for Ballard versus West Seattle?
Posted by Joe Szilagyi http://twitter.com/joeszi on November 16, 2012 at 5:59 AM · Report this
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So in that picture why does the north end get two crosstown routes, and the south end none?
Posted by ryanmm on November 16, 2012 at 6:14 AM · Report this
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In every place else on earth, the cost of light rail per mile is $30 million dollars. But in Seattle that same amounts buys nothing but a few white papers!

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 16, 2012 at 7:23 AM · Report this
cressona 10
You can jigger a study to come to whatever conclusion you want it to. Garbage in-garbage out. But if this city decides not to build a second north-south light rail trunk--grade-separated through downtown--we're going to be regretting it for decades to come. Do we need to build such a thing imminently? No. But eventually, as part of Sound Transit 3.

And I agree with Dominic about the other point he makes. Better to have Sound Transit rather than the city in charge.

Maybe I need to rephrase something I just wrote, "But if this city decides..." A Sound Transit 3 ballot measure will by definition be a regional decision, but a new in-city light rail line is going to have to part of what creates a winning coalition. And you know what, I'd fine with seeing a Ballard-U District east-west route be part of that, but I would imagine Ballard-downtown gives a better bang for the buck, especially considering it could continue to West Seattle and White Center. There's good reason the monorail project chose that corridor.
Posted by cressona on November 16, 2012 at 8:03 AM · Report this
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#7

You mean the one that broke down and left hundreds of thousands of rail dependents stranded?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 16, 2012 at 8:04 AM · Report this
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@7 The rest of the country never even thinks about Seattle's lack of transit for all the noisy whining emanating from the east.
Posted by JAT on November 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM · Report this

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