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Old 10-26-2019, 01:13 PM
Location: Seattle
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"In a show of urgency and fiscal restraint, Sound Transit board members Thursday abandoned ideas for a $450 million tunnel into historic central Ballard, a $200 million bored tunnel through West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood, and a fully elevated trackway in Sodo that would have blocked light-rail travel during construction.

Cheaper options that serve the same number of passengers and will still cost hundreds of millions of dollars will now gain momentum during environmental studies — notably a simpler Ballard tunnel to 15th Avenue Northwest, favored by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan."

Link here: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...y-the-wayside/
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:48 PM
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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15th is marginally better than a 14th station. 20th, although closer to the heart of Ballard, is not a major corridor (like 15th, Leary Way, or 24th) and, with further expansion, would require light rail to jog over to 15th anyway. Eventually, a combo elevated/tunnel line replacing the #44 along Market/46th/45th (and possibly across 520 to Kirkland) will be needed.
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