Month: June 2012

UW Husky Alumni Band: Saving George Benson Waterfront Streetcar

Subject: Special Request: Saving George Benson Waterfront Streetcar

Fellow HMBAA Members.

Many of the more senior members of HMBAA (Husky Marching band Alumni Association)) remember one of Seattle’s most beloved citizens, former longtime Councilman and active HMBAA member, the late …

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From Tom: Contact the King County Council

Hi everyone.

I believe that letters to our County Council asking that the County not sell the Benson Trolleys would be helpful now.  There has been quite a bit of commentary on the matter in the press recently and it’s …

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Op-Ed: Savor Our Waterfront Streetcars, Don’t Sell Them

Op-Ed: Savor Our Waterfront Streetcars, Don’t Sell Them

Not so long ago, the George Benson Waterfront Streetcar was lauded–even extended in the early ’90s. But the construction of the Olympic Sculpture Park “required” the removal of their maintenance barn, and …

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Humble shop owner on track with streetcar idea

Humble shop owner on track with streetcar idea

With none of Seattle’s big fish showing much interest in saving our vintage waterfront streetcars, our best hope may lie in the generosity of a used-appliance salesman.…

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Attend the Waterfront meeting on July 12

Hi everyone,

Thanks to the marvelous outpouring of support for retaining the waterfront streetcar line, I’ve been able to compile a very large list of individuals who feel strongly about the future of our waterfront and, more specifically, saving the …

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Appreciate your support

I really appreciate your support for our efforts to re-activate the Benson cars.  I plan to bring your support to the attention of all of the elected officials in both the County and City.  Hopefully, the City Council will convince …

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Awesome on the waterfront

Dear City Council Members,

As a resident and tax payer in Seattle I urge you to save the vintage Trolley cars and work with the waterfront development team and the proposed Arena development to incorporate them into the plan.

I …

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Utility for the greater Seattle Streetcar Network

As a city temp, I contributed to the 1998 Waterfront Streetcar Extension Study. I have since served as planner for several rail transit projects around the country.

I endorse reintroducing the Benson Line along the new waterfront. The old single-track …

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It’s not too late

I support your efforts to retain and re-instate the vintage waterfront streetcar service in the City of Seattle. A wholesale criminal act has been unfolding in-between Ron Sims, leadership of SAM, and now apparently Metro itself in trying to quietly …

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Direct action

I am coming to the conclusion that the citizens of Seattle will have to take direct action to force the city to save the trolley. I would suggest an initiative to force a public vote.

Darin…

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