Sound Transit hosts open houses on Tacoma Link expansion
November 29, 2012
Public invited to review and comment on possible alternatives for expanding Tacoma Link system
Sound Transit will conduct an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 5, as part of an alternatives analysis to review citizen feedback and options for expanding the 1.6-mile Tacoma Link system that now operates between the Tacoma Dome and Theater District stations.
The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University of Washington in Tacoma in William W. Philip Hall, 1918 Pacific Avenue.
In addition to the open house on Wednesday, the following drop-in sessions will offer informal opportunities to hear updates on the alternatives analysis process, review corridor options, and provide feedback:
Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tacoma Library, Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Thursday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Evergreen College, Room 206
1210 6th Avenue
Monday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tully's in Stadium District
24 North Tacoma Avenue
Monday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Forza Coffee Company
317 South 72nd Street
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
STAR Center Lobby
3873 South 66th Street
The Tacoma Link expansion was approved by voters in 2008 as part of the Sound Transit 2 ballot measure. The purpose of the expansion is to improve mobility and access to the regional transit system by connecting the existing Tacoma Link system with the city's major employment, residential and activity centers.
ST2 includes funding for a partnership to expand Tacoma Link. Sound Transit is seeking federal monies and exploring options for securing additional funding partners for the expansion. The alternatives analysis underway supports efforts to narrow and define project options, develop cost estimates for potential corridors, and work with partners to develop a funding plan.
Citizens unable to attend the open house or drop-in sessions can join an online open house on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Online participants must register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/827827246.