Check out and help design all of Sound Transit's projects for Tacoma on Wednesday, October 21, 1998

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In the next few years Tacoma will be making transit history, becoming the home of Washington state's first modern light and commuter rail systems, and for expanded and enhanced service of its already successful express bus routes.

Now's the time to help shape the future of Sound Transit's plans for Tacoma at an open house and workshops on Wednesday, October 21st at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma.

    1-3 p.m.
    (museum board room)
    Workshop on future plans for the Tacoma Dome Station 
    4-8 p.m. 
    (mezzanine level)
    Open house on Tacoma area transportation projects
    6-8 p.m. 
    (museum board room)
    Workshop on Sound Transit's Link light rail

At all events people are welcome and encouraged to share their comments and ideas. The workshop from 1-3 p.m. will focus on plans for the Sounder commuter rail station and plans to add 1,200 stalls to the existing Tacoma Dome Station parking structure. The 6-8 p.m. workshop will focus on where the 1.6-mile Link light rail route and maintenance facilities should be located in Tacoma.

These transit systems are part of Sound Move, the regional transit plan approved by voters in 1996 which includes Sounder commuter rail that begin two-way rush hour service between Tacoma and Seattle by early 2000, and extend service north to Everett and south to Lakewood by early 2001; a 1.6-mile Link light rail system in Tacoma and a 24-mile segment between SeaTac and Northgate; and Regional Express service that includes up to 20 new limited-stop regional bus routes and numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and high-occupancy vehicle lanes throughout the region. 

For more information please visit the Sound Transit Web site at or call or write the Sound Transit's Tacoma Community Office at 1003 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA 98402 (253) 572-5484 or Sound Transit headquarters at 1100 Second Ave., Suite 500, Seattle WA 98101 (206) 398-5000 . This information is also available for TTY/TDD users at (206) 398-5086.

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