No one has ever put together any thing like this book, an exposure that tells it all.
Light Rail In The Valley brings out the truth of how the RTA allowed things to continue to operate, even when given many signals that things pertaining to those who work as labors, community and African American business people were not moving as the RTA had expressed in all of their publications.
If Light Rail in the Valley is not brought to the attention of the reading public at this time, these injustices will continue throughout the planned construction of the light rail system. Light Rail in the Valley will focus its attention on the first segment of the rail line installed in the Rainier Valley.
This is a notebook of events to inform future communities who will receive light rail of the past problems while building this system. I have included notes, letters, e-mails, and other inserts to help the reader understand what the problems were.
Harold Wright captures and chronologies the sentiments and experiences of the African American community. The book, Light Rail in the Valley, is a must read. This book helps us think about the struggles of the African American contractors and not having Sound Transit live up to its expectation of meeting the needs of local African American firms.
James Kelly President and CEO, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Only someone of his reach could write such a detailed account of how the largest public works project in the last 40 years largely left out the Black business community in the region . . . what a debt we owe to heroes like Harold Wright.
Rev. Carl L. Livingston, Jr. Senior Pastor, Kingdom Christian Center