Community forums scheduled to help people get involved in developing the Central Link light rail system

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When the draft environmental impact statement for the Central Link light rail system is released in early December, it will trigger a public decision-making process that will lead to identifying the preferred route and station locations for the new 24-mile rail line that will connect SeaTac, Tukwila and Seattle. Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - has scheduled a series of community forums to share the latest information on projected ridership, costs and environmental impacts, and to discuss how people can participate in helping make decisions on routes, stations and other key issues. 
 

    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. 
    Arctic Building, Dome Room 
    700 Third Ave. 
    Seattle 
     
     
    Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 - 9 p.m.  
    Tukwila Community Center 
    12424 - 42nd Ave. S. 
    Tukwila 
     
     
    Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
    SeaTac Fire Station #1 Auditorium 
    2929 S. 200th St. 
    SeaTac 
     
     
    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
    University Heights Center 
    5031 University Way N.E. 
    Seattle 
     
     
    Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
    Filipino Community Center 
    5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. 
    Seattle 
     
    Thursday, Nov. 19, 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
    Plymouth Congregational Church 
    6th Ave. and University St. 
    Seattle 
     

Publication of the draft EIS in early December will be a major milestone in developing the light rail system, providing an important tool which details the benefits, costs and impacts of the numerous route and station options being analyzed. The draft EIS will be accompanied by a preliminary staff recommendation based on the analysis. Release of the document starts a public comment period, leading to the Sound Transit Board identifying the preferred route and station locations, scheduled for February 25, 1999.  

In addition to the Central Link light rail line, Sound Transit is developing the 1.6-mile Tacoma Link light rail line, 82 miles of Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Lakewood and up to 20 new limited-stop Regional Express bus routes to serve the King, Pierce and Snohomish county region.  

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit website at www.soundtransit.org/. You may also write or call for more information at Sound Transit, 1100 Second Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101-2423 (206) 398-5000. 


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