Post by Dan Wentzel on Apr 17, 2012 10:07:25 GMT -8
When Measure R passed in Los Angeles, there were other areas that voted to expand their transit system.
Seattle and King County is one such system.
Here is an article in The Stranger, one of Seattle's two main alternative news weeklies, suggesting how to expand transit more quickly. (It is so sad and pathetic how anti-transit the once relevant L.A. Weekly has become.)
I've taken the light rail from Sea-Tac airport to downtown and it is a great ride. I look forward to the eastern extension someday.
Seattle will switch from Kinki Sharyo to Siemens for their next batch of LRVs. The Seattle Kinki's are very good cars from my time on them, so it's a pretty interesting decision to switch. This should also keep the Siemens plant in Sacramento in production for a while to come.
Seattle currently has funded extensions coming to the North, South, and East, with a huge voter package going on the ballot this election cycle for an even more expansive system, which would extend the central 'spine' line to over 60 miles long of LRT.
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2016 12:07:26 GMT -8 by cygnip2p