Category Archives: High Speed Rail

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Thoughts on the Modernized Seattle-Tacoma Rail Plan.

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    September 14, 2015 by seradt

    NOTE: For those looking for a broader, annotated overview of the corridor, please review my previous blog post, here. —————> …
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  4. Improving Rail Mobility in the Puget Sound: A Mapped, Annotated Plan.

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    August 26, 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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  5. Anderson Cooper Gets It Wrong—Badly.

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    March 27, 2013 by seradt

    Though modern American politicking is impossibly divisive and contentious, it is commonly agreed upon by the politically diverse multitudes that …
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  6. California HSR, Amtrak, and the Importance of Selecting the Proper Equipment.

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    January 29, 2013 by seradt

    Significant news from these past two weeks focused on the newfound partnership between Amtrak, the United States’ perennially underfunded passenger …
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  7. The City of Lakewood and the Politics of “No!”

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    November 15, 2012 by seradt

    WSDOT has been ambitious with its long-term goals for a world-class intercity rail service between Portland and Seattle, while also …
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