This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

I’m a few days late on this, but I’m very glad to see that the First Hill Streetcar is being expedited for a 2013 launch.

I’ve been bullish on the 12th Avenue alignment in the past, and I have reservations about the efficacy of streetcars on North Broadway (all it takes is one double-parked car to shut the system down), but even running along Broadway the entire time, the line makes sense. It will be good to have it here earlier.