Ocryx and Joe

Ocryx and Joe in Link Expansion

Look! Tacoma's light rail expands! Is it a dream? Probably.
posted Nov 10, 2010
Tacoma's bLink- let it grow
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I thought I posted this strip months ago- but no, here it is now.

All hail the Link. May it go and grow.

by morgan on 11/10/2010 @ 7:06am

by fredo on 11/10/2010 @ 7:16am
This reminds me, there's a wonderful exhibit of CLAW art work down at the Amocat Cafe. It's located just a block or two north of the Municipal building. check it out.

by NineInchNachos on 11/10/2010 @ 8:04am
Max would say: Bird said damn. Bird said bad word right therrrre.


by Erik on 11/10/2010 @ 9:27am
Yes, yes and yes.

by Thorax O'Tool on 11/10/2010 @ 9:43am
Anyone notice during the last month the truck with that weird drilling rig down on Stadium Way?

Inquiring minds want to know. Some phone calls to the city revealed that they were taking soil cores for the engineering work to do a LID involving a train....

by The Jinxmedic on 11/10/2010 @ 9:59am
I was wondering about that.

by Thorax O'Tool on 11/10/2010 @ 11:39am
Here's the skinny:
plan is to do a Stadium Wy LID. We'll have 2 lanes, theoretically a train in the middle and bike lanes. Also, the whole guard rail will be reworked and sidewalks done.

As to when it happens, I'm told it is to begin in 2011 if the stars align.

by The Jinxmedic on 11/10/2010 @ 12:00pm
If the stars align? Would that be the Tacoma Stars?

All kidding aside, it's good to see progress on the LINK master plan. I'm wondering about that last grade at the 90 degree turn at Stadium High- that could be interesting.

With LeMay to be completed in late 2011, and the Elks rennovation by the end of 2012, expect to see increased ridership on the LINK.

(Next up- the Portland Avenue extension to Salishan.)

by Thorax O'Tool on 11/10/2010 @ 3:20pm
I simply mean that the City actually gets their sh*t done. T-Town has a habit of making 2 year projects take 15 to materialize.
I am pleased to mention that the decreasing value of the ST train funds is spurring faster than "normal" action on part of the city.

by Jesse on 11/10/2010 @ 5:00pm
Wait just a second! Aren't they going to "study" most of the money away and then overspend by double or more what it should cost per mile? (See also; Seattle to airport light rail)

My call is that we see 1 or 2 miles of track from the $160 million after all the studies, parking garage build-outs, and daily operating costs for Sound Transit are taken out --- which they've already said they plan to do.

Can we just get Tri-Met to manage this project? Please? Pretty please?

by Jesse on 11/10/2010 @ 5:01pm
Fun comic though. To dream the impossible dream...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/10/2010 @ 6:25pm
Unless Obama gives Tacoma this money it will never happen. Not in today's economy.

by fredo on 11/10/2010 @ 8:03pm
gotta agree crenshaw.

tacoma is a depressed city that is hemorrhaging red ink, and our local labor unions have the manager and city council entirely bent over. this is not going to turn out well.

by The Jinxmedic on 11/11/2010 @ 6:10am
But the council has new furniture...

by fredo on 11/11/2010 @ 8:40am
clearly this can mean only one thing.

furniture is a higher priority than transportation.

in a fredo administration i would ask local citizens to donate used furniture and we'd sell all the good stuff. tacoma needs a show of austerity. all we get is a flock of over-indulged banty hens cackling about George W. Bush's two unfunded wars.

by fredo on 11/11/2010 @ 8:41am
last comment was an homage to O&J

by The Jinxmedic on 11/11/2010 @ 8:43am

by Non Sequitur on 11/11/2010 @ 11:29am
Perhaps sending a 12" x 12" glossy, hi-quality print of this comic to each council member, the mayor and ANDERSON (All hail!) would do some good?
Either way, perhaps the guilt will nibble at what little soul any of them have left.

by The Jinxmedic on 11/11/2010 @ 12:03pm
Perhaps I should have such a high-quality framed print available at the AMOCAT CLAW gallery opening?

by NineInchNachos on 1/20/2012 @ 2:28pm
bump!  kpluwonders.org/content/mysterious-demis...

by NineInchNachos on 8/14/2012 @ 9:57am
LINK - Sound Transit will be in our neighborhood hosting an open
house on August 22nd.  There you can check out, discuss and make
comments about where, why and how the LINK should be expanded beyond its
current track downtown.  If this is important to you in the MLK - Its
time to make your voice known.

August 22, 201211:00am - 1:00pmPeopleā€™s Community Center1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
4:00pm - 7:00pmTacoma Dome Station Plaza
424 E 25th StTacoma WA