Tomorrow afternoon, the Elected Leadership Group for Sound Transit‘s West Seattle/Ballard light-rail project meets for the second time, 4+ months after its first meeting. On the eve of that meeting, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and West Seattle Transportation Coalition have both gone public with where they stand right now. The Chamber’s letter to decisionmakers is just one page – you can read it here. It urges “in depth” study of what ST calls the “Pigeon Ridge” alternative, which would include two tunnels. Meantime, the WSTC comments run five pages – read them here – and address all five of the “concepts” shown so far, as well as the original “representative alignment.” WSTC suggests that the Oregon Street and Yancy concepts be dropped from further consideration and also lays out concerns about the process so far. The public is welcome at tomorrow’s meeting – 2-4 pm at the ST board room, 401 S. Jackson.
West Seattle, Washington