Sound Transit hosts public open house in Seattle to discuss proposed transit improvements for I-90

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Improving access and transit reliability to I-90 between Seattle and Bellevue is being evaluated as part of the implementation of Sound Move, the 10-year regional transit system plan approved by voters in 1996. Two alternatives are being considered for I-90 between Seattle and Bellevue: retaining the current reversible center lane operation or turning those lanes into two-way traffic; and adding shoulder lanes for transit eastbound in the morning commute hours and westbound in the evening commute hours.

Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - is hosting an open house to discuss these alternatives for I-90 and to help identify any environmental concerns that should be studied during the formal environmental review that begins in April.

Monday, April 5, 1999

5 to 7 p.m.

Mt. Baker Community Club
2811 Mt. Rainer Dr. S.


The facility is accessible for people with disabilities. For information on Metro bus routes and service to the Mt. Baker Community Club please call 206-553-3000.

The Mercer Island project is among approximately 100 transit improvement projects being implemented by Sound Transit to improve access to local and regional transit services. 

Sound Transit will inaugurate service in September on the first nine of 17 regional express bus routes and will begin Sounder commuter rail service between Tacoma and Seattle by the end of the year. The agency is also developing the Link light rail system to connect the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Seattle. More information about Sound Transit is available by calling 206-684-6776 (TTY/TDD users call 206-684-1395) or by visiting our Web site at

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