Transportation

Microsoft goes strong on 520

Microsoft has started a huge new campaign to get the legislature to (finally) approve moving forward on the 520 bridge. The Seattle PI covered it here http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/195479.asp Microsoft even has their own website for the campaign, and a full page newspaper ad. I’m starting to get mail from people about…


520 Generates Controversy

As usual, every time we take a step forward on the 520 Bridge project we generate a bunch of controversy. In December the 520 Legislative Workgroup released its recommendation for the “A+” design option. I’ve written extensively abou tthis and you can read my blog of search local news sites…






Light Rail over 520?

A couple of people have suggested quite publicly that we reconsider the decision to put light rail on the I-90 bridge. I sent this as an email reply to Dave Thomas, who publishes a reliably interesting newsletter (http://pugetsoundliberals.org/) in response to an article in the most recent edition (#198.) 520…


520 Financing Options Discussion

The SR 520 Legislative Workgroup will meet on October 20th for a rousing discussion of the financing plan for the bridge. Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sound Transit- Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104 The proposed agenda is Overview…


520 Working Group Meeting 9/22/09

Today I’m attending a meeting of the 520 Legislative Workgroup, trying to work out an agreed upon design for west end of the 520 bridge and a financing plan. You can look at the official documents at the website the state maintains for the project. I’ll provide some links to…