1. Alternative Link Alignments Into Downtown Tacoma: A Mapped Review

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    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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  2. Thoughts on the Central Tacoma Link Extension (CTLE) Plans

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    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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  3. If Link to Tacoma Must Be Built, Do It Right: Send Trains Into the City Center

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    August 10, 2021 by seradt

    Do consider the lunacy of the journey foisted upon the traveling public: after riding at least 80 minutes from Capitol …
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  4. 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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    February 8, 2019 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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  5. 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 …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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