In anticipation of the opening of the new U Link Light Rail system in Seattle, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that "transportation-wise, Seattle has not seen anything as monumental as the opening of University Link in around half a century."

The new system, which opened March 19th, whisks "people from downtown Seattle to Husky Stadium in eight minutes. The same trip took 50 minutes by car Tuesday after journalists rode the rails between the University of Washington and Capitol Hill stations. The line continues to Westlake Station downtown."