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Five Years of Seattle Transit Blog

Five years ago I moved back to Seattle from the Bay Area and realized that public transportation in Seattle was in a very bad way. There was discord over light rail and Sound Transit’s future. There was confusion about buses – unfortunately this continues as Bruce Nourish has so well documented. Life-stealing and welfare reducing [...]
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