PUBLIC INVITED TO INFORMAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCOPING MEETINGS ON SOUNDER COMMUTER RAIL IN FEBRUARY

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Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ( invites citizens from south Snohomish County, Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds, north King County, north and downtown Seattle, Ballard and Shoreline to help determine what environmental issues should be looked at concerning the north line of Sounder Commuter Rail, the proposed 35-mile Everett-to-Seattle transit system using existing railroad lines. During the first two weeks of February, Sound Transit will be hosting five open house meetings where people will be able to chat one-on-one with experts from Sound Transit and learn more about the system that could have up to eight stations to serve Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Everett and surrounding areas. 

The informal meetings will run from 5-8 p.m. and will be held at the following locations: 

Monday, Feb. 2 
Everett 
Everett Senior Center 
3025 Lombard St. 

Wednesday, Feb. 4 
Mukilteo 
Rosehill Community Center 
304 Lincoln Ave. 

Thursday, Feb. 5 
Edmonds 
Edmonds Public Library 
Library Plaza Room 
650 Main St. 

Monday, Feb. 9 
Seattle 
Nordic Heritage Museum Auditorium 
3014 NW 67th St. 

Tuesday, Feb. 10 
Shoreline 
Richmond Beach Congregational Church Pilgrim Room 
1512 NW 195th St. 

Comments and information gathered at these open houses will help form the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which is being prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Sound Transit is the lead agency for the SEPA and the Federal Transit Administration is the lead agency for the NEPA. Both agencies welcome all public review and comment. Written comments will be accepted until February 20, 1998 and they may be given at these open houses or in writing via mail or fax to Perry Weinberg, SEPA responsible official, Sound Transit, 1100 Second Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101-3423, fax: (206) 689-3763. 

For more information on the proposed north line of Sounder commuter rail, please contact David Beal, program manager for project development, Sound Transit, 1100 Second Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101-3423, (206) 684-1883, fax (206) 689-3524. Copies of the scoping report are available at Sound Transit's offices or online at the agency's Website. 

If you'd like to learn more about all aspects of the Sound Move regional transit plan including the Link Light Rail Project and Regional Express bus/High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) system, complete information can be found on Sound Transit's Website at www.soundtransit.org. 

If translators, interpreters or other special needs are required to attend and participate in these open house meetings, please contact Sound Transit at (206) 398-5000  and every effort will be made to accommodate all requests. 

Editor's note: A recent flyer about the open houses inadvertently did not include the times of the meetings. The information in this release contains correct information concerning the open house meetings. Flyers with corrected information will be printed and mailed as soon as possible. If you receive any inquires about the meeting times or other information, please refer them to Sound Transit at (206) 398-5000   and we will be happy to help and answer any questions. 


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