When the 15-year light rail plan in 2008’s ST2 is finished in 2023 (fingers crossed), Sound Transit will have built 53 miles of Light Rail. We’ll have come a long way in less than 30 years.
Today Sound Transit also provides express bus service to 53 cities in the central Puget Sound, which doesn’t mean all that much, considering if you drew the lines differently the number could change dramatically. However, 53 cities does give a little bit of an idea of how hard it can be to get things down around here. Consider just how many “cities” are around here when the Governor tries to explain her veto of potential transit funding from last week.
Also, the Alaskan Way Viaduct opened in 1953. It will be torn down by probably 2016 and replaced with a cars-only tunnel under downtown.