Sound Transit seeks public input to scope light rail Supplemental EIS

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The public is invited to two open houses to help Sound Transit in the scoping process for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to extend light rail from downtown Seattle to Northgate. The open houses will be held this Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25 from 5p.m.-8p.m.

In this scoping process, people can help define the alternatives for study in the SEIS and identify any significant social, economic or environmental issues for evaluation.

The Wednesday open house will be in the Great Hall at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson Street in Seattle. Thursday's open house will be in the Children's Auditorium at Calvary Temple, 6810 8th Avenue NE in Seattle. Written comment can be sent by November 9, 2001 to:

James Irish
Sound Transit
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-2826

An Environmental Scoping Information Report describing Link light rail, the proposed alternatives, the environmental issues, the public involvement program and the preliminary project schedule is available at the Sound Transit Web site:

Sound Transit was created by voters in 1996 to provide Sounder commuter rail, ST Express regional bus, and Link light rail services in the central Puget Sound area.

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