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Sound Transit Updating Long Range Plan–Weigh In

The Mayor’s office announces that “Sound Transit is now in the process of updating their Long Range Plan, and asking the community, ‘Where should regional high-capacity transit services go next’? A transit package based on options in the updated Long Range Plan could go to voters as early as 2016.” They continue:

Long range plan corridor studies that are underway include Downtown to Ballard, as mentioned above, Ballard to the University District and beyond, and Downtown to West Seattle and beyond. To support these corridors, or other corridors in Seattle, you can participate through November 25 in any of the following ways:

  • Attend a public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Seattle University Campion Ballroom, 914 E. Jefferson St. or Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St.
  • Complete a survey at soundtransit.org/LongRangePlan
  • Email: LongRangePlan@soundtransit.org
  • Mail: Sound Transit, Attn: James Irish, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Read more about each rail or high capacity route in the city, including corridors that are existing, under construction, or in design and planning. …

The press release also notes that “Seattle’s Transit Master Plan has been guiding the work at the City level to invest in high capacity transit – transit that is frequent, reliable, and serves a high number of passengers. Mayor McGinn has worked to accelerate planning for each high capacity route identified in the plan. Additionally, he advocated for partnering with Sound Transit to accelerate study of the Downtown to Ballard rail corridor, which got underway at the end of 2012.”  Fremont Neighborhood Council has been looking closely at the plans so far and expressing concerns about service for and impacts to Fremont.

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