Here’s a collection of Seattle Transit Blog’s most useful reference articles about Sound Transit 3.
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Three posts about what’s in the package:
- Sound Transit 3: The First Five Years (2019-2024): Early Wins, Rapid Ride, Federal Way, Downtown Redmond
- Sound Transit 3: The Main Body (2030-2036): West Seattle, Tacoma, Ballard, Everett, and the 2nd Downtown Tunnel
- Sound Transit 3: Final and Ongoing Projects (2039-2041): Issaquah, Kirkland, Tacoma streetcar extension.
How Much It Costs: Martin talks about how $54 Billion is just a scare number, and how inflation, grants, other metrics distort the (much smaller) present value of the proposed investments.
Why It Takes So Long: Zach delves into all the small things we value that add up to slower and more deliberate projects, even when we wish they were faster.