NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

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The Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, in coordination with the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit (The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority), have issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Regional Express Lynnwood Project. The FONSI was issued on September 26, 2000. The FONSI includes the following attachments: Environmental Assessment (June 2000) and an Errata/Revisions Sheet (September, 2000) which reflects minor changes to the Environmental Assessment (EA); Responses to Written and Oral Comments on the EA; Summary of the Public Hearing (June 27, 2000); List of Project Mitigation Commitments; and City of Lynnwood letter concerning Temporary Occupancy of the Interurban Trail under Section 4(f).

Sound Transit is proposing to replace and expand the existing transit center at the Lynnwood Park-and-Ride near 44th Ave W and I-5. The Lynnwood Project is comprised of three elements: a new transit center in the vicinity of I-5 and 46th Ave W with 20 bus bays and 250-300 new parking stalls; new ramps providing bus and HOV direct access to I-5 high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; vehicle access improvements on 200th St. SW at 46th Ave W and 48th Ave W, along with pedestrian access improvements at 44th Ave W; and modifications of parking areas to integrate lot operations with HOV access improvements.

Copies of the FONSI and related documents are available for review at the offices of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Seattle, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Olympia, and Sound Transit in Seattle. Copies will also be available upon request and may be obtained by contacting Linda Gehrke at FTA (206) 220-4463; Elizabeth Healy at FHWA (360) 753-8655; or Theresa Carr at Sound Transit (206) 398-5036.


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