Seattle and Washington State officials have agreed to build a tunnel rather than a surface road to replace the Emerald City's Alaskan Way Viaduct. But, as Seattle Transit blogger Andrew Smith notes, the $2.5 billion difference in the price tags for the two options "could buy a lot of light rail, possibly elevated rail from West Seattle to at least Uptown if not Ballard."
Another example of highway projects going first class while rail rides in steerage.
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