Saturday, July 18, 2009

Seattle's light rail debut glows while the irony of tragedy occurs in S.F.

What a day...light rail opened today in Seattle to applause, rave reviews, and much fanfare.

Unfortunately San Francisco experienced the opposite, as two light rail trains collided in that city's system, injuring as many as 50 passengers.

...but I know what you're thinking...good news first, please...

Here's a link to some of the great happenings today in Seattle from Flickr. There's some video of a train arriving, lots of smiling faces, and LOTS of green Sounders FC jerseys...what looks like a happy, festive bunch!

Much of Seattle's history, and the perseverance of its citizens for a mass transit future, can be summed up in this article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

On a sour note and in a bizarre case of irony, San Francisco's light rail system experienced a collision -- also today -- which injured as many as 50 passengers.

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