Light Rail http://kplu.org en Transit tunnel reaches milestone in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/transit-tunnel-reaches-milestone-seattle <p>Sound Transit says it reached another milestone in construction of a light rail line through Seattle on Wednesday when a tunnel boring machine reached the Capitol Hill station site after a 10-month dig from the direction of Husky Stadium.</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:20:52 +0000 The Associated Press 4509 at http://kplu.org Sound Transit's giant tunnel machine nearly finished http://kplu.org/post/sound-transits-giant-tunnel-machine-nearly-finished <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956346.mp3</p><p>The giant digging machines that will bore twin tunnels from Husky Stadium to Seattle&rsquo;s Capitol Hill are being assembled at the Port of Tacoma. They&#39;re called Tunnel Boring Machines, and they vaguely resemble Apollo-era rockets, lying on their sides.&nbsp;</p><p>And with their current paint-jobs, sporting Sound Transit&#39;s green and blue colors, they might be Lego toys, inflated to a surreal scale.</p><p> Sat, 05 Mar 2011 02:14:23 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 936 at http://kplu.org Sound Transit's giant tunnel machine nearly finished