Reminder: Ballard Transit Expansion open house tonight at BHS

Tonight, from 5 to 7 p.m., Sound Transit is hosting an open house at the Ballard High School Commons (1418 NW 65th St.) to discuss options for a new light-rail or rapid street car between Ballard and downtown. At the meeting, they’ll look at the eight options for transit expansion, narrowed down from months of community input and meetings with the City of Seattle.

A few of the options on the table include drilling tunnels under Queen Anne and the Ship Canal (estimated at $2.3 – $3 billion) or about $500 million for tracks on the surface running just west of Lake Union, according to the Seattle Times. Other options include elevated tracks in some areas, and the creation of “cycle tracks,” which would be separate bike lines.

Tonight’s meeting will describe each of the potential routes for further community input. This week’s meeting is the second open house held this year, and after refining the route options later this summer, Sound Transit will hold another open house in the fall.

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