Sound Transit’s long range planning is starting with a little public comment. This process will update the 2005 edition and will be a primary input to Sound Transit 3.
“In the next decade Sound Transit will deliver more than 30 miles of light rail extensions, increase south line commuter rail service and continue operating popular express bus routes. Updating the Long-Range Plan will define the options for where regional transit can go beyond the projects and services voters have approved,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy…
Preparing a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) to update the plan provides an opportunity to consider questions including:
- Which corridors should be identified or reconfirmed as priorities for potential future light rail extensions?
- Which corridors should be designated for potential high-capacity transit/bus rapid transit?
- Should the region make more investments in commuter rail?
- Where should the system provide improved parking facilities and access for pedestrians and bicyclists?
I think there might be some opinions about these subjects among our readership. There is a longish survey available through November 25th that asks a lot of the right questions. There are also six public meetings:
- Seattle: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Seattle University Campion Ballroom, 914 E. Jefferson St.
- Federal Way: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St.
- Redmond: Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Redmond Marriott, 7401 164th Ave. N.E.
- Tacoma: Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway
- Everett: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30-8 p.m. Eisenhower Middle School, 10200 25th Ave. S.E.
- Seattle daytime event: Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St.
STB will be all over this subject as it develops.