October 9, 2:38 PM click here to comment > 4
Thank you to South Lake Union employers for investing in rail
Today we gathered in South Lake Union to thank four local employers who are investing $204,000 to increase service on the Seattle Streetcar. These employers – Group Health, Amazon.com, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine – know that more frequent service on this line is a good thing for their employees, and are stepping up to the plate to make a private investment in a public service.
Convenient public transit in South Lake Union was an important part of Amazon’s decision to move its employees into the neighborhood. Good transit service is part of the package that makes our city attractive to businesses. That’s one of the reasons that we’re proposing to invest over $5 million in rail expansion in our 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. Investing in rail brings jobs and prosperity to our community.
Thank you to Group Health, Amazon.com, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine for helping us to build a better Seattle.
Posted by: Words: April Thomas, Pictures: Jen Nance