1. Transit Trouble Is Brewing In Tacoma

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    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.

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    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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