1. High-Speed Rail Plan Would Beat ST3 Light Rail Times by 1/2, with Swift Services Into Olympia; Expresses Perform Even Better.

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    July 12, 2017 by seradt

    Following two years of refinement, the recent SPIRE update coalesced firmly around a standard curve geometry and a consequent duo …
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  2. With Major Revisions, the SPIRE Plan Becomes Our Region’s Surest Bet for Express Rail Service: A Mapped, Annotated Update.

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    February 19, 2017 by seradt

    For over a decade now, and principally advanced by the November 2016 election, the majority of voters within Sound Transit’s taxing district have …
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  3. The Upgrading of Our Regional Rail System Is Now Called the SPIRE Plan.

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    October 18, 2016 by seradt

    In an effort to consolidate the many critical pieces of the Seattle-Tacoma (-Olympia) rail modernization project into one digestible concept for the public, …
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  4. The Seven Phases to a World Class Regional Rail System, Sketched.

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    September 18, 2016 by seradt

    COMPLETELY UPDATED: The February 19, 2017, technical updates to the SPIRE plan, linked here, supersede some components of the proposals detailed within …
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  5. Sound Transit 3 is Not the Way Forward.

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    May 8, 2016 by seradt

    If you had listened closely, you might have heard a collective gasp as Sound Transit unveiled the draft ST3 plan on March …
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  6. LRT vs. BRT to West Seattle: A Mapped Comparison.

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    December 15, 2015 by seradt

    Note: Special thanks to all the guys at the 60CES, Engineering Flight, of Travis Air Force Base. You have been …
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  7. Fast Trains to Olympia: A Mapped, Annotated Extension Proposal.

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    October 9, 2015 by seradt

    COMPLETELY UPDATED: The February 19, 2017, technical updates to the SPIRE plan, linked here, supersede the proposals detailed within this …
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