West Seattle might get its part of the monorail before the downtown portion is built, and those gigantic support columns may be much smaller, says Cascadia Monorail Co.
Jim Devine, project manager for Cascadia, told the Seattle Monorail Project board of directors it would be quicker and easier to build the monorail in residential neighborhoods because there are fewer utility lines.
The Associated General Contractors said it all in a recent flyer.
"I don't want to create or preserve thousands of jobs, including my own.
"I support neglect of our state's bridges and roads.
"Our roads will fix themselves.
"That is what your signature on I-912 means."
The contractors are absolutely correct.
Burien received a major boost last week when Congress approved federal funding for the city's long-term vision for downtown redevelopment.
The state's two U.S.
A man leaned on his elbows at the Seattle Monorail Project board of directors' conference table and urged the board members to divide the Green Line into two $800 million halves which would cut interest payments significantly.
First build the monorail from Seattle Center to West Seattle, the man suggested.
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After several years, a tug-of-war between the city of Des Moines and the Port of Seattle over the use of 90 acres of land south of Sea-Tac International Airport has been settled.
Both the city and the port recently adopted unanimously the first development agreement for the Des Moines Creek Business Park at this location.
"This is very significant," Des Moines Mayor Bob Sheckler declared.
The land, which City Manager Tony Piasecki said has sat vacant for almost 20 years, will be transformed from a property that was almost d
Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin said his success in getting legislation passed and his ability to go into any neighborhood and point his accomplishments is what makes him feel he is ready for a third term.
As chairman of the council's Transportation Committee, Conlin says his goals for the next four years are to continue to largely concentrate on addressing transportation issues and setbacks, and road, street and bridge repairs, both regionally and locally.
He is a member of a regional committee that has been lobbying for legislation to provide adequate money fo
The Tukwila Pantry, a food bank that has been serving families in South King County for five years, has an immediate need of additional funding to continue its mission of helping hungry families
"It takes many sponsors to keep an operation like the Tukwila Pantry running," the food bank stated last week in a news release asking the community for financial assistance.
"Please help [our] volunteers continue to feed the community by sending a financial contribution."
An unanticipated rate of growth in the need of families for assistance from the Pantry is the cau
Is there some sort of rule in Seattle that says all proposals for advancement and change must be greeted with a loud and definitive "No"?
As soon as Southwest Airlines suggested moving its operations to cheaper quarters at Boeing Field, the nattering nabobs of negativity immediately cried "No way." The "no-way" crowd spewed their nonsense even when the airline did something that none of the promoters of sports palaces did: offer to pay for the improvements themselves.
Southwest would spend $130 million on a terminal and a parking facility.
The Highline School District received $16.2 million in state construction funds last week for the rebuilding of Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines.
The funds were part of more than $294 million in capitol construction money released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to 29 districts.
The money was approved during the 2005 legislative session.
It is amazing how the downtown media are able to forget that the people of Seattle voted four times to create and build a monorail. Columnist after columnist has declared the whole idea of a monorail dead and buried. The P-I said on Monday that what the Seattle Monorail Project needs now is not a new executive director, but an undertaker.
It seems that in the plush environs of the daily media the only ideas worth supporting come from their own scribes or from the hordes of professional transportation planners.