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The train to SeaTac is a 21st century option

 


SeaTac airport is about half an hour closer to La Conner now that Sound Transit’s Link light rail service extends to Northgate.

As a frequent commuter between SeaTac and Skagit Station in Mount Vernon, I’m thrilled.

The public transit journey still has three legs and takes more than three hours, but the tedious traffic jams between Northgate and downtown Seattle are history. The whole trip costs about $8, compared to $40+ for the two-hour trip on the Airporter shuttle and keeps critical carbon emissions out of the atmosphere.

Northbound or south, I enjoy the trip. Getting around on p...



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