The public's final chances are coming fast to help Sound Transit choose bus routes for new Regional Express bus service

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Now's the time to speak up to help Sound Transit decide exactly where the 20 final routes will be for the agency's new Regional Express bus transit system. Over the next six weeks, Sound Transit - The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - will be hosting a series of public forums and hearings throughout the three-county district, leading up to an expected decision on the final Regional Express bus routes by the Sound Transit Board on October 22.

The Regional Express bus transit system will provide 20 new, limited stop bus routes along with numerous improvements to transit centers, park-and-ride lots and high-occupancy vehicle lanes throughout Central Puget Sound.

The public is encouraged to attend and share their ideas, visions and concerns with Sound Transit at any of the following meetings and hearings:

Public forums:

      Sept. 22, 1998 from 6 to 7 p.m.
      South Seattle Community College
      6000 16th Ave. SW
      Seattle, WA
      (hosted in conjunction with the 
      West Seattle Transportation Forum)
       
      Sept. 29, 1998 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Edmonds Community College
      Triton Building, Room 202B
      2000 68th Ave. W.
      Lynnwood, WA
      or
      Federal Way Library
      Meeting Room #2
      848 S. 320th St.
      Federal Way, WA
       
      Sept. 30, 1998 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
      Lake Hills Library
      15228 Lake Hills Blvd
      Bellevue, WA
      or
      Tacoma Public Library
      Olympic Room
      1102 Tacoma Ave. S
      Tacoma, WA

      Public hearings:

      Oct. 8, 1998 from 1 to 2 p.m.
      Tacoma Public Library
      1102 Tacoma Ave. S
      Tacoma, WA
       
      Oct. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m.
      Puget Sound Regional Council
      1011 Western Ave., 6th Floor
      Seattle, WA

    Earlier this year the Sound Transit Board approved the first purchase of new buses for Regional Express service, which will include numerous standard features including comfortable high-back seats, air-conditioning, "luggage" racks and reading lights.

    Approved by the voters 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 Transit is developing Sounder commuter rail running 82 miles 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.soundtransit.org/.

    You may also write or call for more information at Sound Transit, 1100 - 2nd Ave., Ste 500, Seattle 98101. (206) 398-5000  or 1-800-201-4900.


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    Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.