Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Seattle's street maintenance backlog... is it any wonder?

This is (partly) why Seattle has a $300 million street repair and maintenance backlog:

At the time, there was urgency to find a replacement for the streetcar barn near Pier 70 so the Seattle Art Museum could tear it down and move forward with its Olympic Sculpture Garden as designed.

The old barn has been torn down, and service on the streetcar line was suspended a year ago with the intent to bring it back — using the new maintenance facility — by the 2007 tourist season. Meeting that target date is no longer possible.
This city can't get anything done correctly. Oh, and hey, Bellevue's got a tiny little backlog, too. If government isn't here to maintain our roads, what are they doing?

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