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June 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Open house on proposed downtown streetcar

The City of Seattle will host an open house Thursday to hear public comments and questions on a proposed street car line to connect South Lake Union and First Hill. The line, known as the Center City Connector, is being studied to add service in one of the city’s most heavily used corridors. Mayor Mike McGinn…

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September 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Amazon offers millions for better streetcar service in South Lake Union

Service on Seattle’s South Lake Union streetcar would improve in the near future, with a train arriving every 10 minutes, if officials approve an offer by Amazon to fund a fourth rail car. Amazon would pay $5.5 million to the city, as compensation for taking city-owned alley space to build its high-rise Denny Triangle campus, Mayor Mike McGinn announced…

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March 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Seattle Council sets First Hill Streetcar construction in motion for April

Groundbreaking will happen for the First Hill Streetcar next month, after the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance Monday to enter a $68 million construction contract with Stacy & Witbeck. Voters in the Puget Sound region approved the line in 2008 as part of the Sound Transit 2 plan, a sales tax boost that mainly funds suburban light-rail extensions…

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October 26, 2011 at 11:42 AM

First Hill streetcars to be assembled by local workers at Pacifica Marine

Like the one pictured here, the streetcars currently operating in Seattle were built in the Czech Republic. The new cars will be assembled here. (Photo provided by Seattle Department of Transportation) The next streetcars in Seattle will be assembled here by local workers instead of being shipped over from the Czech Republic, as happened with the…

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October 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Local jobs making local streetcars, City of Seattle says

An upcoming contract to build First Hill Streetcar trains will include assembly jobs here in the Seattle area, the office of Mayor Mike McGinn said late Tuesday. The winning team is to be announced mid-day Wednesday in South Lake Union. Streetcar jobs have been a high-profile issue in many cities. Modern streetcars, including the first train sets…

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