Transportation News

Posted on: June 22, 2021

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a $547 billion surface transportation package aimed at pouring money into the country's roads, bridges and transit systems over the next five years. Here in Seattle, there’s a new kid in town…

  • Light Rail OR Gondola?! Yes, we could have a choice. Check it out here: https://www.westseattleskylink.org/ 
  • The West Seattle light rail project is now 73% over budget.  Gondola consultants/manufacturers estimate SkyLink would cost at least $2 billion less.
  • SkyLink to SODO and the International District could be ready as soon as 2025 – given two years to permit and two years to build.  Light rail from West Seattle to the SODO and Stadium Link stations is scheduled to begin in 2031 and will be extended to the International District and downtown stations in 2036 and may be delayed due to Sound Transit’s budget shortfall.

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