In the 1980s, Seattle area became the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country. The result is a rise in traffic jams, a decline in air quality, and a good start on the very same urban congestion that the refugees from other places came here to escape. The change has had an important consequence, and that is that mass transit proposals that would have got short shrift only a few years ago are now being taken more seriously. The proposals range from high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in freeways and express busses on exclusive rights of way to conventional rail, ligt rail, and, for super-regional purposes across the state, high-speed rail and maglev. The precise mix is being settled right now, and the planning process is taking on an urgency.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Asher, J
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 83-86
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  • Accession Number: 00605450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM