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.
Sunday Open Thread: God Created Transit
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