N.E. 40th/Overlake Transit Center Groundbreaking
Ground will be broken at 11 A.M. on Tuesday August 7th, 2001 for one of the Eastside's major new transit access facilities. Representatives from Sound Transit and partners King County, the City of Redmond, the Federal Transit Administration and Microsoft will gather to officially mark the beginning of construction on the $8.5 million N.E. 40th/Overlake Transit Center.
The nine acre transit center will be a local and regional hub, providing approximately 230 Park & Ride spaces as well as a transfer site for riders using buses operated by Sound Transit, King County Metro and Community Transit. Private shuttle services operated by nearby employers will also use the facility. Bicycle riders will be served with a convenient station offering a changing room, lockers for daytime storage and three options for securing their bikes.
The transit facility is located a short distance from more than 20,000 workers in the middle of one of the Eastside's largest employment centers.
The groundbreaking ceremonies will be held at the southern edge of the construction site on NE 36th Street, just west of 156th Avenue NE.
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