Tunnel Vision

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I'm a native New Yorker and a lifelong Yankees fan - I went to lots of games as a kid, but I grew up in the suburbs, so we drove. Before they built the new stadium, suburban rail access was minimal; you had to take the subway in order to avoid driving. When they built the new stadium, they built a commuter rail station that connected to all 3 lines of the second-heaviest used commuter rail system in the country. Damn right we're not driving anymore and paying 30 dollars to park. We drive a few minutes down the hill to my dad's condo, then walk to the train station. The new rail station must be taking at least a few thousand people -- every game -- out of cars to the ballgame. Hooray for transit!
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That sure sounds like the 99 Tunnel.

Totally insane.

By the way, the bus redeploy still has commutes taking longer for a lot of people on the North End along the Ship Canal. Looks good on paper, but means lots more walking just to get to a bus that goes PART way.
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*cough* Rapid Ride *cough*
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@3 yeah, but if you're not in the RR zone, you're slower. If I wanted to go N-S it would be great. But anyone doing NE-SW or SE-NW that doesn't go thru downtown is SOOL.
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Building stadiums for sports teams is always such a great deal -- what could go wrong?
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Only a schmuck drives to a Yankee game. What a nightmare. Just like the newbies who say "meet me at the baseball bat". Where there are about 5000 people waiting to meet up with their friends.

Go Yanks!
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Tacoma Dome has its own rail station with access to local LINK, Sounder from Seattle and Amtrak.

Perfect for an NBA home.