SOUND TRANSIT’S $2.4 BILLION light rail launched on July 18, when 51,000 riders took it for an inaugural spin. Here’s what it took.

188 million tons of dirt hauled

3,220 trees planted

5.5 years of construction

100 million pounds of steel

450,000 cubic yards of concrete

8.6 million labor hours

This article appeared in the September 2009 issue of Seattle Met Magazine.

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