Board identifies additional route and station options for further study
Last week, the Sound Transit Board of Directors reviewed public feedback on the potential alternatives in initial assessment and identified two to include in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In addition to the preferred alternatives and other alternatives that were identified in May, the Draft EIS will include the Yancy/Andover Elevated option in West Seattle and the Partial Elevated (refinement) option in SODO.
This action by the Board reflects five months of public engagement, including presentations to local community organizations, online surveys, sharing information door-to-door and visits to local festivals this summer.
Thanks to everyone who got involved and provided input. In the coming weeks, we’ll share updated maps and materials on the project website.
What's been added?
Can you join us at neighborhood forums?
You’re invited to learn more about the alternatives we’re studying in the Draft EIS and what happens next in environmental review at one of our upcoming neighborhood forums:
Nov. 20 – Downtown: includes stations at Seattle Center, South Lake Union, Denny, Westlake, Midtown, Chinatown-International District and SODO
Nov. 21 – West Seattle: includes stations at Delridge, Avalon and Alaska Junction
Dec. 3 – Chinatown-International District station: includes this station only*
Dec. 5 – Interbay/Ballard: includes stations at Smith Cove, Interbay and Ballard
Dec. 7 – Delridge station: includes this station only*
*These events will build upon the community engagement and collaboration approach outlined in the Racial Equity Toolkit. Interpreters will be available.