Ouch– I-90’s going to be restricted or closed quite a bit over the coming months:
- May 4 to May 23: Express Lanes closed (otherwise known as the Light Rail Construction Preview Period)
- July 5- July 28: All 3 Westbound lanes closed
In other transportation news, the Seattle Times speculates that Seattle will get some of the $8bn that Obama set aside in the Stimulus Plan for high-speed rail. There’s no indication that this area will be a big focus of that spending (or that it won’t), but everyone likes to hear about spending these days. This could create another phantom train– much talked about, much planned and a little less-than-fully-budgeted-for train system engenders so much debate that it almost seems real before its even built. Light rail over Mercer Island by 2023!
Where’s the train?
Photo: David Sherret on Flickr.