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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #2281
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That's nuts, it's a very close call as the shoot could have taken all the passengers hostage on the second bus. OTOH SPD fired at the suspect from outside the bus knowing there are several passengers (kids?) in very close proximity with the suspect, they are lucky this time but procedures probably should be reviewed.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #2282
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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #2283
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Some of my pics from Seattle transit rides.

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The underground section of the LRT line is ridiculously slow.
The rest is ok, but the time that the train needs to pass few hundreds of feet
in the downtown AND in the tunnel is just absurd!


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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #2284
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Unfortunately the weather didnt cooperate that day.


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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #2285
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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #2286
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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #2287
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The monorail.


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Pity they didnt extend it. Now it's just a toy, you pay quite a lot
and have a short ride. It's just a play not a real transportation in town.
And it could be quite a nice mean of transportation. Especialy in city like Seattle
it could be very usefull.


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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #2288
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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #2289
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Old September 8th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #2290
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The underground section of the LRT line is ridiculously slow.
The rest is ok, but the time that the train needs to pass few hundreds of feet
in the downtown AND in the tunnel is just absurd!
It will gets better after 2016 when University LINK opens and buses will out of downtown tunnel for good. It will help speed up afterward.

Great pictures, by the way!
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Old September 8th, 2013, 01:35 AM   #2291
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I hope, it better be like that when i'll come again to Seattle
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Old September 9th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #2292
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So this means if the University extension opens, then the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will be closed to buses permanently?
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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #2293
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So this means if the University extension opens, then the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will be closed to buses permanently?
It will be closed to buses permanently in 2019 when the switchback for East Link is built at the Intl. District station. Buses will still be in the tunnel when U-Link opens in 2016.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #2294
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East Link Given Ok to Proceed

The Washington Supreme Court today issued a 7-2 ruling striking down a lawsuit by rail opponents seeking to block Sound Transit from building light rail across the I-90 bridge. This suit was Kemper Freeman's last-ditch attempt to stop the voter-approved East Link extension, which is scheduled to break ground in 2015. Great news for transit supporters.


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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #2295
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Good news on the failed appeal.

As for buses in the tunnel, I hope they cut back significantly in 2016. The rail service addition will decrease demand on a few routes. Even otherwise, maybe they can switch a few routes to the street, which is a bus mall at rush hour after all. Just reducing the bus-related delays would be a big improvement. Give rail an extra minute separation after the last bus maybe.
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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #2296
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The sooner Metro and Sound Transit get those buses out of the transit tunnel, the better. Third Avenue should be fully converted to what it is in effect during rush hour today: a bus plaza. It'd be great if they started the transition in 2016 by moving some of the buses to Third Avenue, but even if they don't all of the buses will have to be out permanently by 2019 for the IDS switch track construction.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2297
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Old November 25th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #2298
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #2299
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Construction update of University Link from Sound Transit Flickr page. UW Station canopy :

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Update on the Link's Northgate extension:

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Prepping the Maple Leaf Portal site for construction by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Installing ground movement monitors along the tunnel alignment, here on NE 68th Street by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Measuring the diameter of a water main in 12th Ave NE near Roosevelt High School by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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The big green wall goes up around the Roosevelt Station construction site by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Excavating the shallow guide wall to prepare for building the slurry diaphragm wall. by SoundTransit, on Flickr

Installation of TBM near Maple Leaf tunnel portal:

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Delivering sections of a tunnel boring machine to the Maple Leaf Portal site by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Sections of a tunnel boring machine shield at the Maple Leaf Portal site by SoundTransit, on Flickr

Roosevelt station site:

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Digging to find underground utilities (and relocate them) at Roosevelt Station construction site by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Decommissioning a monitoring well in NE 65th Street by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Drilling to install soldier piles at Maple Leaf Portal by SoundTransit, on Flickr

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Installing new underground communications vault and duct bank for Seattle City Light at NE 92nd Street bridge by SoundTransit, on Flickr
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