Will the streetcar come to Ballard?

The Seattle City Council will vote this coming Monday on whether or not to pursue building more streetcar lines throughout the city, including one that would run from downtown Seattle to Ballard (see map).

Back in July, Ballard residents spoke out at a community forum about the proposed expansion. Opinions seemed to be split down the middle. And according to the Seattle Times, the city council is divided and will actually be voting on two separate resolutions on Monday: one against building more lines and one in favor of more lines. If the council decides to move ahead with the project, there is no timeline for construction and some of the funding is still in question. Councilmembers Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussan both have more questions about the project, while other members on the transportation committee are in full support. We’ll let you know what happens.

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