Have you heard? Sound Transit has a bold plan to massively expand light rail (LRT), commuter rail, express buses, and bus rapid transit (BRT) throughout the Puget Sound over the next 25 years. The biggies include projects like:

  • Ballard to Downtown Seattle LRT;
  • Lynnwood to Everett LRT;
  • BRT on I-405 and SR-522/145th Street;
  • Federal Way to Tacoma Community College LRT;
  • West Seattle to Downtown Seattle LRT;
  • Extended South Sounder service from Lakewood to DuPont; and
  • Bellevue to Issaquah LRT.

Sound Transit wants to hear from you on their Draft Plan. Throughout the month of April, you can comment on the proposal (public comment ends April 29th). Learn about the Draft Plan at soundtransit3.org and then take a survey. Or, show up to one of seven open houses hosted by Sound Transit staff and give your feedback. Each meeting (with the exception of the one at Union Station) will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with presentations kicking off at 6pm:

April 19Ballard — Ballard High School*

April 21Tacoma — Evergreen State College – Tacoma

April 25Everett — Everett Station

April 26West Seattle — West Seattle High School*

April 27Redmond — Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center*

April 28Seattle — Union Station* (11.30am to 1.30pm, presentation starts at noon)

April 28Federal Way — Todd Beamer High School*

*King County Metro Transit has partnered with Sound Transit and will also host their Long-Range Plan public meeting at the same time and location.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.