Design concepts for Kent Sounder commuter rail station to be unveiled on October 21, 1998

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Get a sneak peak at what Kent's Sounder commuter rail station may look at an open house hosted by Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - on Wednesday, October 21st, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kent City Hall's council chambers east room, 220 4th Ave. in downtown Kent.

At the open house people are welcome and encouraged to share their comments and ideas on the Sounder commuter rail station designs with key Sound Transit staff and design professionals. The conceptual designs are the result of several successful public open houses, design workshops and work by the Kent Technical Advisory Committee. 

Sound Transit hosts these public open houses and workshops to hear everyone's ideas, concerns and visions to help ensure that the Sounder commuter rail stations will meet the needs and reflect the character of the communities they serve. The city of Kent has joined Sound Transit in sponsoring these public open houses and workshops. Similar events have been held and are being planned for four other communities that will be served by Sounder: Tacoma, Auburn, Kent and Tukwila.

Sounder commuter rail will 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. It is part of Sound Move, the regional transit plan approved by voters in 1996 which also includes construction of Link light rail between SeaTac and Northgate and a 1.6 mile downtown Tacoma Link line, 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 www.soundtransit.org/ or call or write 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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