TACOMA LINK EXPANSION ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS OPEN HOUSES
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
People’s Community Center
1602 S MLK Jr Way, Tacoma
Tacoma Dome Station Plaza (off 25th Street)
The point of this process is to develop the routing alternatives that will be formally studied in the Alternatives Analysis, to begin in October and run through April 2013. More after the jump.
A “stakeholder group” and a Sound Transit consultant have already sketched out some possibilities. The stakeholder report, in 17 concise and well-written pages, brainstormed six corridors, set out clear evaluation criteria, and found that the three northern alignments (red, purple, and orange) scored higher than the others.
The criteria emphasized underserved, diverse areas and encouraging economic development in Tacoma’s neighborhoods.
The consultant report named eight corridors, depicted below. Detailed discussion (including cost estimates) begins on the 13th page. Costs are in the low hundreds of millions for each alternative.