The City of Tacoma has voted 8-0 on their support on the elevated railway crossing over Pacific Avenue in Downtown Tacoma. This will allow Amtrak and Sounder serve to use the Sound Transit corridor between Freighthouse Square and Nisqually (Lakewood for Sounder)
This link was supposed to open in 2001 but political and businesses have delayed the design along with seeking additional funding for the bridge.
Funding brings up a good question considering Sound Transit does not have the additional money for the rail link and over pass at least according to the Open House at Freighthouse Square.
The City of Tacoma also wants “air rights” by which would allow the City to build a “lid” similar to the Convention Center over I-5.
Check out the article for more information.