Design concepts for Tacoma's Sounder commuter rail station to be unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 19th

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Get a sneak peek at what Tacoma's Sounder commuter rail station may look like at an open house/design workshop hosted by Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - on Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4-8 p.m. at Freighthouse Square, Phoenix Hall, 602 E. 25th Street, Tacoma.

People are welcome and encouraged to share their comments and ideas on the Tacoma Dome station with key Sound Transit staff, design professionals, City of Tacoma staff and local businesses. The conceptual designs are the result of several successful public open houses, design workshops and work led by the Tacoma Dome Station Working Group. 

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 Tacoma and Pierce Transit have joined Sound Transit in sponsoring these public open houses and workshops. 

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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