Category: Letters

Letters from citizens about the Waterfront Streetcar. Also see the Facebook Group, the “Why People are Signing” section of the petition page, and the comments sections of the articles linked from the News page.

The waterfront plan still ignores the streetcar

The waterfront plan still ignores the streetcar. They are proposing a rubber-tired shuttle bus, just like Metro’s failed Route 99 which replaced the George Benson line.

When I pressed staff at the presentation last Wednesday, they made some lame comment

Joe McDermott: “put these streetcars to good use”


Thank you for sharing your concerns with me.

I certainly understand that the streetcars hold a special place in the hearts of many in Seattle and beyond. I myself have fond memories of trolley rides along the waterfront. Formerly, …

Larry Phillips: “would require new funding”

Thank you for contacting me regarding the historic George Benson Waterfront Streetcar. I appreciate your advocacy for restarting or expanding service along this line, and sincerely apologize for my delay in following up.

As you may know, for several years …

From Tom: Panel discussion coming next week

Hello all,

This is very good news.  Sally should be commended for her support.

As mentioned before, the key to success now is making sure the waterfront park plan includes a streetcar line.

I will be participating in a panel …

Sally Clark: “will keep these streetcars in Seattle”

Thank you for your e-mail about the waterfront streetcars currently being stored by King County.   Apologies for the mass e-mail – we’ve heard from over 750 of you concerned about Seattle saving these wonderful vintage street cars that added so …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …