Light rail for West Seattle? Sound Transit plan-comment updates

The comment period has just closed for Sound Transit‘s Long-Range Plan update – hope you got the chance to answer ST’s survey, mentioned here several times. Today, a quick update on two loud voices of support for light rail to West Seattle: First, Joe Szilagyi of the West Seattle Transportation Coalition just sent word of the letter the coalition sent; see it in this update on the WSTC website (which also includes the newest information on what YOU can do to advocate for solutions to WS transportation challenges). Second, the City Council has unanimously approved its own official comments for Sound Transit, and they include a request “to consider additional … corridors in Seattle, such as University District/Ballard/Downtown and West Seattle/Burien.” Next step: ST works on a “supplemental environmental impact statement” for its plan update, and somewhere down the line, maybe a new ballot measure to fund light-rail expansion.

4 Replies to "Light rail for West Seattle? Sound Transit plan-comment updates"

  • CeeBee November 26, 2013 (2:08 pm)

    And they propose to study “connector service” which is something WS has been asking for – local connectors to move people between the business centers. We should make sure we get a voice about that!

  • Bubba Gump November 26, 2013 (3:35 pm)

    With the 100’s of new apartments/condos being built near and around the Junction I hope some type of rail transit happens sooner rather than later — but this being the NW there will probably have to be plans to study a possible roll out with funding initiatives to pilot a phase in with additional consultants to study the study.

  • Danno November 26, 2013 (7:23 pm)

    Damn, I was still counting on the Monorail… Would have been so much cheaper back when…

  • Rick November 27, 2013 (11:53 am)

    I believe the monorail was originally under 2 billion but after the “board” or whatever it was called, went to over 11 billion and terminated at Interbay as opposed to Ballard. Not cheaper

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