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October 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Monorail ballot measure: Maglev trains would be the better solution

Seattle’s existing monorail line currently travels from Seattle Center to Westlake Center. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

I oppose monorail. [“Reject ballot measure to expand monorail,” Opinion, Oct. 6]. I have ridden trains around the world — monorails, subways, light rail, cable cars and even funiculars. I have studied and compared them. I conclude that monorail is not the solution. It is an old technology. It runs on truck tires.

But light rail is not the solution either, especially for the Ballard-West Seattle route. It would


Comments | More in transit | Topics: Citizens Petition No. 1, light rail, maglex

September 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

State supreme court rejects Freeman’s light-rail prevention bid

Tantrum of the rich In a recent article in The Seattle Times, Kemper Freeman Jr.’s transportation adviser, Bruce Nurse, attributes the bid loss to battle fatigue “from fighting the government.” [“Court rejects Freeman’s bid to prevent light rail on I-90,” NW Friday, Sept. 13.] This is an example of the extreme arrogance of a member of…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: kemper freeman jr., lawsuit, light rail

July 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Political deadlock on Columbia River Crossing project

Productivity in the United States has fallen I must respond to the article on the Columbia River Crossing. [“Senators’ deadlock shutters Columbia crossing,” NW Tuesday, July 2.] After years of planning and an expenditure of $175 million the bureaucrats in charge of this debacle declare failure, close down the study and walk away. Gen. Eisenhower and his…


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