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  Transportation 2003


A Special Feature of DJC.COM
Sept. 11, 2003
Feature Stories

"Region’s concurrency rules vary widely"
Cities face tough choices balancing land use, transportation
By IVAN MILLER
Puget Sound Regional Council


"Monorail project seeks out small contractors"
Enticements include weekly payments, bonding and insurance support
By TOM HORKAN
Seattle Monorail Project


"‘Nickel projects’ to address I-405 backups"
$485M in corridor improvements planned
By CRAIG STONE
WSDOT


"Partnership kept Sunset Interchange on track,"
Complex project brought together several public and private agencies
By MARK PENDOLINO
Parsons Brinckerhoff

Monorail drawing
On Dec. 15, 2007, the Seattle monorail may begin whisking down Stewart Street as part of the $1.75 billion, 14-mile Green Line project. The project’s lead designer, VIA Suzuki Architects, has suggested using a two-tiered, iris-shaped column-and-guideway system that provides a narrower profile than the side-by-side system in use by the existing monorail. Construction is slated to begin in 2005. To date, no design decisions have been made. (Image courtesy of VIA Suzuki Architecture/Seattle Monorail Project)

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