North Corridor Map, Sound Transit

Sound Transit is holding three meetings this month on scoping for the North Corridor of ST2. Here’s a webpage with more information. I am interested to go to at least one of these to see what people have to say.

Environmental scoping that builds on the AA will be conducted in October 2011. Public meetings will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011: Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline
  • Thursday, October 13, 2011: Embassy Suites Hotel, 44th Ave W, Lynnwood
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011: Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St, Seattle

For those like me, who are also interested in technical details of the project, Sound Transit hosting a lunch-time Tech Talk via the web on Friday.

Want to know how the project team got here? Join us for an online panel discussion. Via live streaming, the project team will discuss and answer questions about the federal Alternatives Analysis process, how early public comment was used to develop potential alternatives, and criteria used to evaluate potential alternatives. If you are interested in technical aspects of project development, this is for you!

Log on: Friday, October 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
To participate, go to

You will be able to email us your questions during the live discussion!

For more information, email the project team at or call Roger Iwata, Community Outreach Corridor Lead, at 206-689-4904.

13 Replies to “Sound Transit North Corridor Meetings”

  1. I just put this elsewhere but I’ll say it again: ST should have invested in the Aurora corridor rather than wasting money on Sounder North. Unfortunately, Link is pretty likely to run down I-5 instead of on Highway 99 like it should.

    1. I dunno…without Sounder, Edmonds and Mukilteo would never have gotten rail of any kind, and Everett would have to wait til the second coming.

      Disclaimer: I DO ride Sounder to work from Everett, and I love it. I just wish there were more trains, because if I miss the 7:15, I’m stuck taking the 510 which is subject to traffic delays, and isn’t as comfortable.

    2. A lot of people voted for ST1 because Sounder had a quick startup time and low capital cost. Others think the downtown-Lynnwood speed is more important than Aurora. Explain how you’d convince these voters that Aurora is more important, and that focusing on densifying Aurora is both desirable and prudent. Or explain how you’d get ST1 and ST2 to pass without these voters. Also note that Link will never reach Mukilteo, Edmonds, Kent, Auburn, or Puyallup. Do these voters prefer a train or ST Express? Clearly a train, given how enthusiastic they are about Sounder.

      If Sounder had not been included, Snohomish would have gotten a couple more ST Express routes, and then it would have to sit on its hands for twenty years until Link reached them. Or they could give a large loan to North King to expedite Link expansion, or build a separate Link segment which would be connected to central Link later. Neither of the latter two was likely.

      I would like to cap Sounder service as-is and put any future investment in Link until it’s built out. But the political reality is that Sounder was pretty important to allow Link to exist.

    3. For that matter, the whole first line should have been SeaTac to Seattle to Northgate entirely on 99 just like the Interurban. No hills. No valleys.

      Flat, no digging, surface level transit on a major corridor that would offer multiple interchanges with other transportation cross-town and allowed for the building of ample parking at each and every station except downtown.

      1. “and allowed for the building of ample parking at each and every station”

        C’mon Bailo, I know you’re an insane carhead, but that’s veering very close to outright trolling…

      2. Actually ST is very dependent on building structured parking in order to make the ridership numbers for East Link. Without a South Bellevue mega project for free parking and the existing M.I. uber expensive “we’ll dig it down below grade so you don’t have to see it” East Link can’t make it’s numbers. That’s the real reason ST is fixated on B2. TOP, Transit Oriented Parking.

      3. Glad to see you agree and expanded S. Bellevue P&R really shouldn’t be a priority. The couple hundred million would be much better reserved for the extension to DT Redmond. Bellevue should adopt the same no new P&R policy Seattle has.

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