Category Archives: Regional 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. 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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  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. 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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