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Old November 18th, 2015, 06:30 PM   #2521
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Seattle Transit Blog has an informative article about the latest meeting on the Madison BRT. Sounds like there are going to be a lot of good things, but some definite flaws including sections with BAT (Business Access and Transit) lanes that will definitely slow things down. As STB notes, the city does a terrible job of enforcing BAT lanes (see: Bell Street). Maybe when the Madison BRT gets going, the city will start enforcing the law.

Madison BRT Is Good, But Let’s Fight to Make it Great

http://seattletransitblog.com/2015/1...n-house-recap/
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Old November 19th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #2522
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Sound Transit has nominated Peter Rogoff to be the new CEO, replacing Joni Earl. Rogoff was head of the Federal Transit Administration before becoming Under Secretary for the Department of Transportation.

http://m.soundtransit.org/About-Soun...m-rogoff-board
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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #2523
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The first of Sound Transit's new double-decker buses will enter service tomorrow morning. All five will be operated by Community Transit and will replace a few older articulated buses on routes 510, 511 and 512.


ST 91501 on display at Union Station by SounderBruce, on Flickr
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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:30 AM   #2524
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Double deckers and bike racks , Nice!
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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:35 AM   #2525
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Note that the double-decker had that new bus smell the whole time. It made the seats feel 25% more comfortable.

EDIT: Here's an interior shot of the upper deck.

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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:01 PM   #2526
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From Railway Gazette:

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Tacoma Link Expansion alignment selected
20 Nov 2015



USA: Sound Transit announced on November 19 that it had selected the alignment for the Tacoma Link Expansion light rail project.

The scheme would extend the existing 2·6 km light rail line, which serves six stations, from Theater District to the Stadium and Hilltop districts. The 3·9 km extension would run primarily on-street north along Stadium Way, then west along Division Avenue before turning south along Martin Luther King Jr Way

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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:46 AM   #2527
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Those seats look pretty cheap...
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 04:44 AM   #2528
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East Link Construction to Start "Early 2016"

http://www.soundtransit.org/Projects...-update-111315

Construction will begin first on the Bellevue Tunnel portion of the line. Contract was just awarded to the successful lowest bidder, Guy Atkinson Construction, for $121 US, about 23% below Sound Transit's estimate.
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Construction will begin first on the Bellevue Tunnel portion of the line. Contract was just awarded to the successful lowest bidder, Guy Atkinson Construction, for $121 US, about 23% below Sound Transit's estimate.
Guy Atkinson also did the downtown bus tunnel way back when, so I'm interested to see how they've improved in that time and to see how they compare to the other firms that ST has used.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 09:48 PM   #2530
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Guy Atkinson also did the downtown bus tunnel way back when, so I'm interested to see how they've improved in that time and to see how they compare to the other firms that ST has used.
I didn't know that! I'm just glad ST is finally starting East Link.

It's interesting the wide disparity among all the bids. Sound Transit's estimate to build this tunnel was just over $156 million (US), Atkinson came in at $121 and the highest bid submitted was about $169. I wonder how one contractor can submit a bid so much lower than its competitors.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 09:22 PM   #2531
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Old November 24th, 2015, 07:12 AM   #2532
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Lynnwood Link Extension

Updated video from Sound Transit is here. It includes existing stations as well as a couple of proposed additions to be possibly added later. Transportation experts and buffs alike are adamant that there be a station at NE 130th Street. Whereas many preferred the route along Highway 99 to the west, one "benefit" of the I-5 route is that SOV drivers caught in gridlock will be able to see the trains zip by, and, if half-smart, switch to Link if feasible. That is if ST does not go hog-wild with "retaining walls" in which case trains may not be visible from the interstate and rail passengers will think they are in a canyon and won't be able to look out at anything other than blank concrete walls.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 05:09 PM   #2533
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Final alignment of Lynnwood extension:

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Tunneling for North Link Extension

Video from the contractor tunneling the North Link project, discussing equipment and site challenges:

https://youtu.be/-pDRToko8ak
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 06:02 PM   #2536
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When is link rail to UW opening?
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 06:31 PM   #2537
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When is link rail to UW opening?
According to Sound Transit, "early 2016".
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U-Link will likely open around March 1, a few weeks before King County Metro's Spring service change in late-March.
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Sound Transit Link build-out possibilities

Robust discussion (to say the least with, as of this writing, 161 comments) about possible lines when Link is all built-out, admittedly decades from now, past my lifetime, at least.

Detailed map and article (scroll up). Big ST3 vote (to be held November 2016) on final choices for the next phase of extensions .

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Robust discussion (to say the least with, as of this writing, 161 comments) about possible lines when Link is all built-out, admittedly decades from now, past my lifetime, at least.

Detailed map and article (scroll up). Big ST3 vote (to be held November 2016) on final choices for the next phase of extensions .

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Sound Transit is looking, at the high end, at a 25 year tax levy to build these proposed lines, so I think it would be reasonable to expect to see most of this built within 20 years of a voter approval. Seattle Subway's more expansive vision, "ST Complete," including a subway line along the current King County Metro bus 8 route, a Ballard-UW line, and a connection to Lake City continuing to Woodinville, I think would be proposals decades out.
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