Public invited to learn about the future of Sound Transit's Link light rail and major SeaTac developments

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The SeaTac area is on the verge of a major transformation, ranging from proposed, large-scale developments such as a new north terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and other airport facilities, to extending State Route 509 and the master plan for the proposed SeaTac City Center. To learn more about these important projects and how they might affect the route and design of the Link light rail system from Seattle to SeaTac, the public is invited to attend an open forum hosted by Sound Transit ­ the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority. 

The multi-agency public forum will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Valley Ridge Community Center, 4644 South 188th just east of Tyee High School - in the City of SeaTac. Open house runs from 5-6 p.m., agency presentations will be held from 6-7 p.m., and from 7-8 p.m. the public will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with various experts and staff.

Officials and staff from Sound Transit, the City of SeaTac, the Port of Seattle and King County Metro Transit will be on hand to answer questions. 

Approved by voters in 1996, Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county region-wide transit system plan known as Sound Move. Sound Move will be a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 81 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 24-mile system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system connecting downtown Tacoma with the Tacoma Dome commuter station; and Regional Express, a bus transit system that will connect the major metropolitan areas of Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma and Seattle with other cities and numerous communities with 20 new, fast, limited-stop bus routes. 

For more information on Sound Move, please visit the Sound Transit Website at www.soundtransit.org. You may also write or call for more information at Sound Transit, 1100 Second Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101-2423, (206) 398-5000


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