Tag: Sound Transit

Parking requirements, rail and market forces

March 3rd, 2010

I was reading through my stockpile of Daily Journals of Commerce yesterday (similar, yet different from the stack of New Yorkers at home) and came across a good article on how city regulations, transit-oriented development, and market forces are shaping new development around the Othello station in Southeast Seattle. The building, now under construction and […]

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Maybe parking in order to ride isn’t so bad for a while

January 11th, 2010

I don’t know what exactly will come of this, but a few of us at Council are interested in allowing parking near light rail stations at least as a temporary use for a few years. The city has been following the law by issuing “notices of violation” to parking lot operators around the stations, but […]

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I rode light rail to work today

July 20th, 2009

That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it’s actually huge. No, not that I was able to muddle through the ticket machine instructions, although I did get lost the first try. It’s huge that we, Seattle, have light rail! Over the next few weeks, the start of a new age, there will be critics […]

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When is a transfer not a transfer?

April 9th, 2009

Here’s a BIG problem that needs to be fixed before light rail starts running in July. At the City Council Transportation Committee meeting this week Metro staff said that if you pay cash for your trip on Metro your transfer won’t be good when you get off the bus and step onto light rail. You […]

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Councilmembers in the hole

July 23rd, 2007

Councilmember Jan Drago and I toured the Beacon Hill light rail station last Friday – 160 feet below the surface. Seeing the amazing amount of work that has happened down there is very cool. Both station areas have been dug out and they are pumping and pouring concrete around an enormous cylindrical mold to form […]

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