This just in: "Sound Transit will once again offer late-night light rail service from downtown Seattle this New Year’s Eve with the last trains heading south from Westlake Station at 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning," writes light-rail spokesman Bruce Gray. "The last scheduled weekday trains normally depart Westlake Station at 12:37 a.m."

This is good, Sound Transit, so a slap on your back and all that. But it would be even better if, on all Fridays and Saturdays, the light rail ran till 2:00 a.m. I know it's cost inefficient, but still.