In 1946, the first passenger train public address system was unveiled in a New York City subway car. Link’s in-car public-address system has technology that will automatically adjust volume to take into account street noise. Also in 1946, Toronto voters approved a subway system by a nearly ten-to-one vote.
- I’m completely confused with King County Exec Ross Hunter’s positions on transit after reading this interview. I’m going to have to ask him myself.
- North Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley are the only two neighborhoods in our region whose homes appreciated from this year to last. Uh… I bet light rail had something to do with that.
- Puyallup wants to increase walkability in the South Hill neighborhood.
- We should cut the defense budget in half and spend the money saved on infrastructure, says George McGovern, the Democratic Nominee for President in 1972.
- “Why is the technologically most advanced nation on earth so far behind on rail?” – asked by State Senate Transportation Chair Mary Margaret Haugen. The same Mary Margaret Haugen who didn’t know her district was outside the Sound Transit area and has fought to dismantle Sound Transit for years. That’s just about the very definition of irony.
- The photo is of the old Hollywood subway, which was destroyed in 1955.