Help define the future for Tacoma's Link light rail at public workshop

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In 2001, Tacoma will be making Washington state history when the Link light rail system connecting downtown Tacoma destinations with the Tacoma Dome commuter station becomes the state's first modern light rail transit system. Citizens are urged to play a part in shaping Tacoma's future at a hands-on community workshop hosted by Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - to help define alternative routes, station locations and other issues for the 1.6 mile Link light rail system. Co-hosted by the City of Tacoma and Pierce Transit, the location and times of the meetings are:

    Tuesday, May 19
    Open house 4-6 p.m. / Workshop 6-8 p.m.
    Freighthouse Square - Phoenix Room
    602 E. 25th St. Tacoma

Those attending the workshops will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and participate with their neighbors, sharing their visions, ideas and discussing the pros and cons on several possible Link light rail routes and station locations. 

Approved by voters in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county regional transit system plan known as Sound Move. Sound Move will be a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 81 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 24-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system connecting downtown Tacoma with the Tacoma Dome commuter station; and Regional Express, a bus transit system that will connect the major metropolitan areas of Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma and Seattle with other cities and numerous communities with 20 new, fast, limited-stop bus routes. 

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