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


    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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  2. Improving Rail Mobility in the Puget Sound: A Mapped, Annotated Plan.


    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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  3. The Lunacy of the Seat Assignment.


    May 16, 2013 by seradt

      Though it is comparatively easier to board and ride a Cascades train than it is to trundle early to …
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  4. 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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  5. California HSR, Amtrak, and the Importance of Selecting the Proper Equipment.


    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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  6. 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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  7. The Cascades Context: The Absolute Mess That Is Modern American Passenger Railroading.

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    September 26, 2012 by seradt

    This blog, dedicated as it is to passenger railways, cities and politics, is particularly intent on covering the transformation of …
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