Public encouraged to participate as Sound Transit's Regional Express moves ahead on proposed Federal Way & Star Lake project

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The first of several opportunities for people to get information and get involved in decisions about Regional Express projects for Federal Way and Kent's Star Lake community has been set by Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority. A number of alternatives are being evaluated for a new transit center, additional parking, and direct access ramps to the high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes of Interstate-5. The public is invited to attend an open house and environmental scoping meeting to get information, ask questions, and provide comments on the proposed alternatives:  Tuesday, November 10, 1998 Drop by between 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.   SeaTac Mall  (in front of the Bon Marché) 1928 South SeaTac Mall Federal Way

The Regional Express system will provide up to 20 new limited-stop express bus routes and improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride facilities and HOV lanes throughout the region. Fourteen alternatives are being considered for the Federal Way and Star Lake project. Sound Transit will continue to seek community input throughout the alternative evaluation process that will be completed in mid-1999. Comments received will be an important element in selecting the final alternatives for detailed environmental analysis.  

Approved by voters in 1996, Sound Transit is in the process of implementing a three-county transit plan known as Sound Move. In addition to Regional Express services, Sound Transit is developing Sounder commuter rail between Everett and Tacoma/Lakewood and Link light rail, a 24-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6-mile system in Tacoma. 

For more information, please visit the Sound Transit website:  www.sountransit.org/. You may write for more information at Sound Transit, 1100 - 2nd Ave., Seattle 98101, or request information by calling 206-398-5000


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