March_2022 - 28

Sound Transit
Driving
Consensus
Against All
Odds
Compromise on this scale should be
impossible; fortunately, no one told
the project team.
By Arthur Schurr, contributor
T
28 | Mass Transit | MassTransitmag.com | MARCH 2022
he Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility
East (OMF East) is unique in many ways, but one really
stands out. Yes, it will be a state-of-the-art facility that will
transform Sound Transit, the city of Bellevue, Wash., and
several significant stakeholders. That's the future. But it's
already done something quite unusual even in today's NIMBY*-plagued
world. It somehow managed to completely unite
and galvanize a powerful and disparate opposition against
the project almost instantly.
" A [Bellevue] city council member who later became a county
council member said, 'I have to note that this project received
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March_2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March_2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Riders are Coming Back but Where are the Drivers?
Turning a BRT Line into a Successful Network
Capital Programs Strike Steady Pace
How the Village of Bedford Park and Uber Connect People to Jobs
Sound Transit Driving Consensus Against All Odds
Products
Best Practices
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March_2022 - People & Places
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March_2022 - Riders are Coming Back but Where are the Drivers?
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March_2022 - Turning a BRT Line into a Successful Network
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March_2022 - Capital Programs Strike Steady Pace
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March_2022 - How the Village of Bedford Park and Uber Connect People to Jobs
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March_2022 - Sound Transit Driving Consensus Against All Odds
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March_2022 - Products
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March_2022 - Best Practices
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