July 12, 2006

Ground was broken last week on a modern streetcar line in Seattle's South Lake Union area. The $50.5 million project, set to open next year, will run 1.3 miles each way and is projected to carry about 330,000 riders annually. It also will connect to buses and the Westlake light-rail station, where riders can travel to Sea-Tac International Airport and, eventually, Northgate and the Eastside.