1. Transit Trouble Is Brewing In Tacoma


    November 20, 2022 by seradt

    How We Can Fix It: A Mapped Review 1. Introduction By virtually all metrics, the 15-minute walkshed out from 11th …
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  2. A Comment to the Tacoma Transportation Commission

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    August 18, 2022 by seradt

    Tacoma is experiencing a period of growth that challenges this committee on all fronts, down to the granular details of …
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  3. Tacoma Needs Better High-Capacity Transit Planning: Developing the BRT System

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    June 26, 2022 by seradt

    The many opportunities presented by an expanded Stream BRT system are those that Tacoma should formally evaluate and invest in. …
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  4. The First BRT Line for Tacoma Shows There Are Lessons To Be Learned


    May 13, 2022 by seradt

    Tacoma and the Puget Sound have for decades grappled with the consequences of a society built on heavily subsidized auto …
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  5. There’s No Path Forward for Ultra High-Speed Rail in Washington State; We Are Better Off For It.


    January 20, 2022 by seradt

    An extravagant, multi-billion dollar fantasy has captured the imagination of some at the highest levels of Washington State government (see …
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  6. Forget the Tacoma Mall, Any Visionary Light Rail Extension Should Serve the Hilltop


    December 26, 2021 by seradt

    The alignment of the Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE) is already on shaky ground in terms of the low population …
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  7. Alternative Link Alignments Into Downtown Tacoma: A Mapped Review


    November 20, 2021 by seradt

    The publishing of the Central Tacoma Link Extension (CTLE) surface alignment proposal has stirred a large debate regarding how Link …
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  8. Thoughts on the Central Tacoma Link Extension (CTLE) Plans


    October 28, 2021 by seradt

    The result was already baked in. In the Spring of 2019, I, along with many other Tacomans, participated in the …
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  9. If Link to Tacoma Must Be Built, Do It Right: Send Trains Into the City Center


    August 10, 2021 by seradt

    Critical Note: Additional alignment investigation for a Central Tacoma Link Extension has produced a preferred alternative that delivers trains into …
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  10. High-Speed Rail Plan Would Beat ST3 Light Rail Times by 1/2, with Swift Services Into Olympia; Expresses Perform Even Better.


    February 8, 2019 by seradt

    UPDATED: The technical updates to the SPIRE plan were further revised in official ArcGIS plans linked here, superseding some components …
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