Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Could $800 Million Do?

Opinion of the Seattle Transit Blog.
Last week I blogged about how it could be summer before drilling resumes to build a highway under Seattle that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, due to issues with the giant drill being used. "Bertha" hasn't moved earth in a couple months and people are starting to worry about how far behind this project could get in the long run and who will pay for budget overages racked up by delays.

Some are even calling for the WSDOT to cut their losses and scrap the project. The folks at the Seattle Transit Blog say the $800 million to be spent on the drilling could be used in other ways that would improve transportation in the area the viaduct. Here are their suggestions.


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