Re: “Council chooses Hilltop for new Link” (TNT, 4-24).
From a geometric point of view, too many of the proposed routes are shaped like an S or a U and parallel existing Link track by blocks. I would think that newer ridership would come from a straight-line proposal that covers new area, integrates the huge Salishan development and East Pierce County, and has more land along its pathway for construction to keep costs down.
I drive down 13th Street from Hilltop to get on the freeway, and to have another track to cross in the downtown area could be a nightmare. To me, all the other proposals are downtown except C1 (Eastside Corridor). Listen to the kids who attended the council meeting; they want to be utilizing it for the next generation.