Help Sound Transit design new ST Express bus service

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Building on the success of the nine ST Express bus routes inaugurated ahead of schedule last September, this spring and fall Sound Transit will launch at least four new regional and inter-county ST Express bus routes and improve service on current routes.

Responding to customer demand, starting this May - ahead of schedule - a new peak-hour route between Everett and Northgate will be introduced along with new weekend and evening service connecting Lakewood, Tacoma, Federal Way and SeaTac, all originally planned to begin in September; and new Sunday service will start between Everett and Seattle, originally planned for February 2002. This September, new ST Express bus routes will begin service from Redmond to the University District and Redmond to downtown Seattle, with possible routes being considered from Issaquah to Seattle or Northgate and Bellevue to SeaTac.

Throughout March and April, staff from Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro and Pierce Transit will be on hand at shopping malls and community meetings throughout the region, inviting people to learn about the new ST Express routes and to share their ideas and suggestions.

All public meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and mall visits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

March 25:South Hill Mall, Puyallup
March 28:Everett public meeting, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
April 1:Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood
April 6:Bellevue public meeting, First Congregational Church, 752 108th Ave. N.E.
April 8: Crossroads Mall, Bellevue
April 10:SeaTac public meeting, Tyee High School, 4424 S. 188th St.
April 13:Shoreline public meeting, Shoreline Public Library, 345 N.E. 175th St.

Information will also be handed out at park-and-ride lots, numerous stores and other locations throughout the region.

Voter-approved in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county regional transit system plan known as Sound Move. Sound Move is a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 82 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 21-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system in Tacoma; and Regional Express, featuring 18 new ST Express limited stop, long-haul bus routes and numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and HOV lanes.

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit website at, or call or write for more information at Sound Transit, Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104, (206) 398-5000 or 1-800-201-4900.

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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.