Year: 2009

Prep Work for Restarting the Streetcar — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

Prep Work for Restarting the Streetcar — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

Got to thinking last night about things that could be done to start working to restart the Waterfront Streetcar. In no particular order, I came up with-…

Bring Back the Streetcar NOW — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

Bring Back the Streetcar NOW — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

This would be an excellent time for the new McGinn administration to bring back the George Benson Streetcar. It would be a valuable transit addition in a neighborhood that keeps …

Right Streetcar- Wrong Waterfront? — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

Right Streetcar- Wrong Waterfront? — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

It doesn’t take long for talk about the Waterfront Streetcar to hit a big problem- the waterfront has the potential to be a bigger transportation corridor than the historical streetcar stock …

The New Historical Trolley — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

The New Historical Trolley — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

It’s becoming obvious that the George Benson Streetcar will not return in its former form. Because of seawall repair and the removal of the Viaduct, waterfront streetcar rebuilding cannot begin for …

The Wall Of Sound — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

The Wall Of Sound — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

The ‘wall of sound’ was Phil Spector’s contribution to the recording industry, and, as we now know, he eventually became criminally insane.…

1% For Streetcars — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

1% For Streetcars — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

King County, as is well known, has a “1% for Art” program that funds art in public places. Well, why not fund some “kinetic art” that the public can ride and feel?…

The Sad Waterfront — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

The Sad Waterfront — Save the Waterfront Streetcar

Many years ago, on a bitterly cold day with snow squalls, I stood on the Seattle waterfront, looking down on the Wawona. In fact, I got on board and walked around in …

What the Mayor Told Us Last Night – Seattle Transit Blog

What the Mayor Told Us Last Night – Seattle Transit Blog

Seattle Transit Blog is reporting that, at a meetup sponsored by the blog, Mayor Nickels said that “the Waterfront Streetcar is unlikely to come back and instead the … …

Waterfront Trolley and TOD – Orphan Road

Waterfront Trolley and TOD – Orphan Road

“Since they closed down the Waterfront Trolley, the Aquarium has gone broke, the Smith Tower has 13 vacant floors (including all the streetfront retail) and Danny Westneat was able to count 21 vacant …

Seattle Transit Blog confirms that the Waterfront Streetcar maintenance barn is among Metro’s budget cuts. 2/20/2009

Seattle Transit Blog confirms that the Waterfront Streetcar maintenance barn is among Metro’s budget cuts. 2/20/2009…

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