As we told you over the weekend, the Bellevue City Council is having an extended study session (PDF) tonight to discuss the Sound Transit Capital Committee’s recent recommendation for B2 modified and C9T as preferred alternatives for East Link. This will be an important meeting as the council is expected to discuss the collaboration of a “term-sheet” with ST to move forward on C9T. We’ve mentioned that the B7/C9T combination that the council favors is likely financially infeasible. How the pro-B7 four-member quorum will respond is anyone’s guess.
A coalition of B2 and C9T supporters, led by the newly formed group Citizens for Responsible Transit (mentioned in our past news roundups), is expected to be in attendance tonight to support the capital committee’s decision. For any Bellevue residents, potential future East Link users, or general pro-transit folk, we encourage you to go out and support reasonable alignments that will serve the South Bellevue Park and Ride and the downtown core. The study session will be at 6pm at Bellevue City Hall in conference room 1E-113. Oral comments will be taken at the beginning.