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ST3 Could Mean More Light Rail in Tacoma’s Future… Maybe
As the funding and planning for the Tacoma Link extension move forward, Sound Transit is at work on ST3, its next round of plans for the future. And those plans could hold interesting things for the future of light rail in Tacoma.
ST3 could include provisions that would extend the Link beyond the Hilltop, straight up 19th, all the way out to Tacoma Community College and the TCC transit center located there. There could also be a connection taking the long-awaited light rail connection to the airport south to the Tacoma Mall.
At this point, however, those potential projects are still just "maybes." Very expensive, potentially problematic maybes. And they are just a couple of the four dozen potential projects being considered for inclusion in the ST3 funding ask.
Last week, The News Tribune's Derrick Nunnally took a look at the possibilities: funding, what could get built, and what Sound Transit's next moves will be. Learn more about the proposed projects for yourself, includig studies of some of the proposed projects, on the ST3 project page at soundtransit3.org. Watch for a draft proposal (and accompanying opportunities for public comment) sometime this spring.
So, who's on board for more light rail in Tacoma?
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