Tunnel Business Magazine

AUG 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM C O V E R S T O RY 1 8 TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // AUGUST 2018 S ince it was established in 1996, Sound Transit – the regional trans- portation agency for the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area – has been steadily meeting the demands of residents in need of com- muting options. With Seattle routinely ranked among the most congested cities in the United States, residents are welcoming new mass transit options with open arms. Seattle has seen steady growth in transit ridership, and residents approved additional funding in 2016 to provide further build out of the network. A large part of the mass transit solution is an expanding Link light rail network, which currently includes a connection two miles south of SeaTac Airport to downtown and northward to the University of Wash- ington. Recently, Sound Transit completed tunneling on a further exten- te Link Extension – that is scheduled for rev- enue service in 2021. Due to successful completion of tunneling in difficult ground and in a dense urban envir te Link project has been named the 2018 Tunnel Achievement Award winner. The Tunnel Achievement Award is presented by the organizers of the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Tunnel Achievement Award

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