Neighborhood events on Federal Way Transit Extension

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Sound Transit is hosting a series of neighborhood events through May to provide opportunities for you to learn about the process to evaluate alternatives for future transit service between SeaTac and Federal Way.

Sound Transit is evaluating alternatives to extend high capacity transit from the future Angle Lake light rail station on S. 200th Street in SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center, a distance of about 7.6 miles. Currently, funding is projected to be available for construction to Kent/Des Moines. Construction from SeaTac/Airport to Angle Lake is scheduled to begin later this spring, with service on this segment slated to start in 2016.

Sound Transit staff will be available at the following events to talk about the agency's plans for extending high capacity transit further south.

Des Moines

Monday, Mar. 4, 3 - 5 p.m.
Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Highway South

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 4 - 6 p.m.
Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Avenue South

Thursday, Mar. 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Highline Community College Student Union Building, 2400 South 240th Street

Monday, Mar. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                    
Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 South 216th Street                                                 


Tuesday, Mar. 12, 3 - 5 p.m.
Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue North

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.          
Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.


Thursday, Mar. 21, 5 - 7 p.m.
SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue South

Monday, March 25, 2 - 4 p.m.
Valley View Library,17850 Military Road South                 

Federal Way

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 5 - 7 p.m.
Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way South                                                           

Monday, Apr. 8, 6 - 7:30 a.m.
Federal Way Transit Center, 31621 23rd Avenue South

Additional neighborhood event dates in Federal Way will be scheduled.

These events are part of the alternatives analysis process currently underway to identify corridor and mode alternatives for the Federal Way Transit Extension. Following completion of the alternatives analysis this summer, the project will advance to a draft environmental review later this year, and final environmental review in 2015. The agency expects to obtain a Record of Decision from the Federal Transit Administration in 2016, with construction to Kent/Des Moines planned to begin in 2019. There will be additional opportunities for public involvement during the environmental and design process.

Link light rail service to Angle Lake is scheduled to begin in 2016, at the same time Sound Transit extends light rail from downtown Seattle to the University of Washington. Service to Kent/Des Moines is planned to begin in 2023.

More information on the Federal Way Transit Extension.