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Inside Seattle's Much-Needed Transit Expansion

Feb 17, 2016 | 6 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Seattle’s unique geography—situated on a narrow band of land between stunning Puget Sound and Lake Washington—is contributing to an increasing number of transportation bottlenecks, especially as the city continues to experience a tech-fueled job boom. In this third episode of Van Alen Sessions, presented by Van Alen Institute withThe Atlantic and CityLab, we go deep inside Seattle’s newest ULink rail stations in advance of their March 2016 opening.

Van Alen Sessions is presented by Van Alen Institute with The Atlantic and CityLab. Season One, “Tunnel Vision,” is directed and produced by Kelly Loudenberg. The series is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, AkzoNobel, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Connect with Van Alen Institute on

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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Van Alen Sessions is a short-documentary series highlighting current debates about urban infrastructure.