Open houses at Bellevue Transportation Center about improvements

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In 2001, an expanded and improved Bellevue Transportation Center will open offering enhanced transit service throughout Bellevue and numerous regional destinations.

People are welcome and encouraged to learn about the proposed project at three open houses hosted by Sound Transit, the City of Bellevue and King County Metro on Tuesday, July 11 from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 12 from 6 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. All three open houses will be held on the center platform of the Bellevue Transportation Center, located at NE 6th St. between 108th and 110th in downtown Bellevue.

The open houses will feature displays of proposed designs for the project and people will be able to talk directly with staff from Sound Transit, the City of Bellevue and King County Metro. The project will be built in two main phases with initial work this September through June 2001 and the final rebuilding of the transportation center platform from June to October 2001.

For more information on the project, please contact Sound Transit Community Connections Project Manager Linda Smith, Regional Express, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 689-4922.

The Bellevue Transportation Center is just one of 47 Regional Express capital projects that include transit centers, park-and-ride lots and direct access to HOV lanes. Regional Express is a division of Sound Transit, which also includes 18 new limited-stop regional ST Express bus routes

Voter-approved in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county regional transit system plan known as Sound Move. Along with Regional Express, Sound Move includes Sounder commuter rail, an 82-mile system using existing rail lines serving Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Seattle, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma and Lakewood; and Link light rail, a 21-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6-mile system in Tacoma.

 


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