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Handmade transit: over three million labor hours so far into building Northgate Link

Our latest in an onging series of what goes into building massive infrastructure projects takes us underneath the University of Washington campus to see crews pouring concrete for the new light rail track ...

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Fresh photos from U District Station

Astute followers of Sound Transit’s Instagram channel may have noticed an upgrade in the pictures we’ve served you lately from our construction sites and regular Link light rail, ST Express bus and ...

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Rails going in Northgate train tunnels

It's exciting times at the portal to the Northgate light rail tunnels where contractors are welding 80 foot long rail "sticks" together to haul into the tunnels beneath the University of Washington and ...

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Rails on the way for Northgate tunnels

Last year was a busy one for the 4.3-mile light rail extension from the University of Washington Station to the Northgate neighborhood north of downtown Seattle. Workers put in almost 1 million hours of ...

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2017 look back: Every picture tells a story

It seems like a long time ago that we kicked off 2017 but as the year draws to a close, we here at The Platform thank all our loyal readers of this fledgling “blog.” We got off to a good start and are ...

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From the Boardroom: 600 new homes coming to Roosevelt, Capitol Hill, and First Hill

Thursday was a big day for housing near transit, or what the wonks call "transit-oriented development" (TOD). The Sound Transit Board approved three motions that will bring nearly 600 new units of ...

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