Sound Transit Long-Range Plan Open House & Public Hearing

How will a million new neighbors change our region?

Help shape the future of mass transit

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released for review and comment Last fall, thousands of residents expressed interest in regional mass transit as the Sound Transit Board kicked off a process to update the Long-Range Plan. Those comments shaped the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) which is now available for public review. Updating the Long-Range Plan later this year provides the framework for potential future mass transit expansion—now is your opportunity to comment on the Draft SEIS and share your regional transit priorities. Sound Transit is currently on its way to completing more than 30 miles of light rail extensions that voters approved for funding in 2008. Your comments on the Draft SEIS will help the Sound Transit Board identify future transit expansions after the light rail extensions are complete in 2023.

What is the regional Long-Range Plan? 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.

What are your priorities for the future? Join the conversation. The 45-day comment period on the Draft SEIS begins June 13, 2014 and ends July 28, 2014.

Want to visit in person?

  • Online: Complete a survey
  • Email: LongRangePlan@soundtransit.org
  • In person: Complete a comment form or provide verbal comment to a court reporter at a public open house.
  • Mail: Sound Transit, Attn: Karin Ertl, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

There will be six open house/public hearings in July 2014. At each meeting, an open house will be held throughout, and a public hearing will begin 30 minutes after the start of the meeting for those wishing to provide testimony directly to Sound Transit.

All meetings except July 10 in Seattle are 5:30–7:30 p.m. with a public hearing at 6 p.m.

Redmond – Tues., July 8 Redmond Marriott | 7401 164th Ave. N.E. Federal Way – Wed., July 16 Truman High School | 31455 28th Ave. S.
Tacoma – Thurs., July 10 Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center |1500 Broadway Everett – Thurs., July 17 Everett Station | 3201 Smith Ave.
Seattle – Tues., July 15 Museum of History and Industry | 860 Terry Ave. N. Seattle – Thurs., July 10 Union Station | 401 S. Jackson St. Daytime meeting: 12–2 p.m. with public hearing at 12:30 p.m.

Location

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma

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