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Streetfilms: Take a Ride on the Seattle Streetcar

Seattle's South Lake Union Streetcar
is a 1.3-mile line that opened in December 2007, the first leg in the
city's commitment to new transit and light rail. It passed the half
million passenger milestone in its first year, surpassing ridership
projections.

The streetcar features many top-of-the-line tech amenities, including
real time arrival message boards, solar-powered ticket vending
machines, and human-activated doors to save energy while the train is
in layover mode. If you go to the Seattle Streetcar web site, you can find out the next arrival time and actually watch the streetcars moving via GPS trackers.

As you'll see in the film, development is booming along the South Lake
Union corridor. "If you build it, they will come" certainly seems to
apply here.

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