Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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Bellevue Votes to Study Surface Light Rail

From The Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019445622_bellevuerail17m.html

To lower costs, the City of Bellevue is looking at a surface light rail line South of downtown.

This is a bad idea. What makes a system rideable is headways and efficiencies. You tend to lose both of these with a surface line. And it will be just that much more expensive later to elevate or tunnel in the future.

Do it right the first time.

Ben

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