Sound Transit to hold public hearing on Environmental Assessment

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Sound Transit will hold a public hearing on the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Central Link project's Initial Segment on Thursday, February 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Sound Transit Board Room at Union Station, 401 South Jackson Street in Seattle.

James Irish, Link Environmental Manager, will take oral testimony at the hearing. Written comments on the EA, which can be submitted at the hearing or by mail, should be directed to:

James Irish, Link Environmental Manager
Central Link Initial Segment EA
Sound Transit - Union Station
401 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Written comments must be submitted by March 7, 2002, be signed and have a return address.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requested that Sound Transit evaluate any changes and design refinements associated with building an initial 14-mile light rail segment from downtown Seattle to S. 154th St. in Tukwila. The EA is a further study, building on a previous thorough review of environmental impacts in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). In general, there are fewer impacts from the 14-mile Initial Segment than with the previous 21-mile plan.


Who: James Irish, Link Environmental Manager

What: Public hearing on Environmental Assessment

When: Thursday, February 21 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Union Station, Sound Transit Board Room, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle

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