Groundbreaking on Ash Way and Lynnwood direct access projects

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On Monday morning, Sound Transit will break ground on two I-5 direct access ramp projects that together will shave 10 to 20 minutes off bus trips during rush hours between Snohomish and King counties, easing trip times for thousands of commuters.

The projects, located at the Ash Way and Lynnwood park and ride facilities, will provide buses with direct access to and from I-5's HOV lanes. The Lynnwood direct access ramps will be open to carpools and vanpools as well as buses.

The groundbreakings are major 2003 milestones for Sound Transit in fulfilling its mission to build a regional transportation system of express bus service, light rail, commuter rail and transportation infrastructure projects.


WHEN:

Monday, April 28, 2003

11 a.m. Groundbreaking for Ash Way Direct Access Project
11:30 a.m. Board buses to Lynnwood Transit Center
11:45 a.m. Groundbreaking for Lynnwood Direct Access Project
12 p.m. Board buses back to Ash Way Park-and-Ride Lot

WHERE:

Meet at the Ash Way Park and Ride Lot
Ash Way and 164th Street Southwest

WHO:

Bob Drewel, Sound Transit Board member and Snohomish County Executive
Dave Earling, Sound Transit Board Vice Chair and Edmonds City Council President
Jay Inslee, U. S. Congressman, 1st Congressional District
Mike Cooper, Washington State Representative, 21st Legislative District (tentative)
Mike McKinnon, Mayor of Lynnwood
Bob Kraski, Community Transit Board Chair and Mayor of Arlington
Judy Giniger, Program Director, WSDOT


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