The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region

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Ever since the first streetcars rumbled through the streets of Seattle in 1884, public transportation in the Puget Sound region has been a wild roller-coaster ride, replete with scandals, triumphs, and momentous turning points. A complete rail transit system crisscrossed the region during the trolley days, only to be dismantled by 1941. After seventy years of turmoil--and traffic congestion--a new system, Sound Transit, arose in its place. The story is not just about trolleys, trains, and buses--it is also about the making and breaking of mayors and the way that Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett developed from the 1880s to today.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], UNIV OF WASHINGTON Press, 2019
ISBN: 9781933245553


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Jan 18, 2019

Dear God, I hope this author explains that all the so-called traffic engineering in this region has been at the behest of the developers, i.e., the Community Development Roundtable financial elites! If not, it will be an arbitrary endeavor.
We had the opportunity to elect Cary Moon, an expert in both traffic engineering and urban planning/urbitecture, et cetera, but the unfortunate local electorate, now majority non-locals, chose to elect the former US Attorney, Jenny Durkan, who wasted taxpayer funders in a multi-year investigation into Washington Mutual, yet could undertake not a single prosecution. [Strange, I thought writing mortgages on nonexistent houses constituted fraud?!]


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