Transportation

Because being there is what's most important, WPC's Center for Transportation researches and analyzes the best practices for relieving traffic congestion by recapturing a vision of a system based on freedom of movement.

What's New

More info on $590 million for rail-improvement projects in Washington

January 28, 2010 in In the News
Bellingham Herald
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Bellingham Herald
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The conservative case for high-speed rail

January 28, 2010 in In the News
Seattle Weekly
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Seattle Weekly
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Second northbound Amtrak train is a waste of money

January 27, 2010 in In the News
Bellingham Herald
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Bellingham Herald
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Second daily train to Vancouver, B.C., now averages 78 passengers per trip

January 27, 2010 in In the News
Bellingham Herald
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Bellingham Herald
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Would High-Speed Rail Work in Seattle? (video)

January 27, 2010 in In the News
KIRO 7
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KIRO 7
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Can light rail avoid Bellevue Way?

January 26, 2010 in Blog

Yes. And according to Bellevue City Councilman Kevin Wallace, his Vision Line proposal also costs less:

This proposal, dubbed the "Vision Line," accomplishes Sound Transit
goals by providing quality light rail at a cost substantially less than
the tunnel routes under consideration. Sound Transit is currently
studying the Vision Line and three other new alignments in downtown
Bellevue. In the coming months it will decide whether to adopt this
option as its new preferred alternative.

The Vision Line uses the BNSF railroad right of way through South
Bellevue, travels elevated along the west side of Interstate 405 at the
edge of downtown to Northeast Sixth Street where it crosses I-405 and
reconnects with the BNSF right of way to the north.

This alignment is safer, faster and more reliable than other
alternatives because it is entirely grade separated from roadways,
meaning it can run at full speed without concern for traffic.

Debating light rail? Think long term

January 24, 2010 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
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The Columbian (Vancouver)
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Sunday, January 24, 2010