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Sound Transit Long-Range Planning
Sound Transit is asking for your input on the future of regional high capacity transit in the Puget Sound region.
Our region is projected to see a population increase of 30% by 2040. All those people will mean worse traffic, and higher demand for transit services. Sound Transit is planning ahead by updating its long-range plan this year.
The Long-Range Plan serves as the blueprint for how the Central Puget Sound region can use mass transit expansions to protect and promote its mobility, economy, and environment. Updating the plan will address how to respond to rising demand and congestion as our population grows by about one million people by 2040. Future ballot measures will be shaped by the plan.
As a part of this long-range planning Sound Transit wants to know how, when, and where the public would like to see mass transit grow - after current voter-approved projects are completed in 2023.
Last fall Sound Transit took public comment, and developed a Long-Range Plan Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS), which covers traffic and environmental impacts of potential future development, and potential mitigations for those impacts.
The Draft EIS is available for public review through July 28. Sound Transit will then consider and respond to comments. The ST board expects to update the long-range plan by the end of 2014.You can submit comments in writing by mail or email, or attend one of the scheduled public meetings. The Tacoma meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, at the Tacoma Convention Center.
There is also a quick online survey for the public to share their priorities for the future of transit in the Puget Sound region. Learn more and take the survey on the Sound Transit project page.
Which priorities would you like to see added to Sound Transit's long-term to-do list?
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