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Reprieve for bus riders in Seattle’s transit tunnel, but cascading projects to multiply traffic challenges

Delay in convention-center expansion adds time for tunnel buses, but that’s just one project in coming years that will likely worsen downtown Seattle traffic clogs before new light-rail stations open.

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