Last call for public input on 2016 Sound Transit proposals

As part of the planning process to determine how and where our regional mass transit system should expand, Sound Transit identified a draft priority projects list, and is asking the public to weigh in on which Sound Transit 3 projects should be studied for the regional transit ballot measure.

Input must be provided by July 8, today being the final chance!

Among the projects on the ballot, Ballardites should review the Central Corridor proposals which include:

  • C-01a Downtown Seattle to Ballard (Market Street vicinity), primarily at-grade along Elliott and 15th Avenue Light Rail

This project would build light rail from downtown Seattle to Ballard’s Market Street area via the Uptown neighborhood. It would include a movable bridge over the Ship Canal and at-grade light rail in exclusive lanes on 15th Avenue NW and Elliott Avenue W, with signal priority so trains would generally stop only at stations.

  • C-01b Downtown Seattle to Ballard (Market Street vicinity), primarily elevated along Elliott and 15th Avenue with tunnel options Light Rail

This project would build light rail from downtown Seattle to Ballard’s Market Street area. It would include primarily elevated light rail on 15th Avenue NW and Elliott Avenue W and a movable bridge over the Ship Canal. It could include tunnel options through the Uptown neighborhood into downtown Seattle.

  • C-01c Downtown Seattle to Ballard (Market Street vicinity), primarily elevated/tunnel options Light Rail

This project would provide light rail from downtown Seattle to Ballard’s Market Street area. It would include primarily elevated light rail along the west side of the Interbay corridor and would cross the Ship Canal with either a movable bridge or tunnel.

  • C-01d Downtown Seattle to Ballard (Market Street vicinity), primarily at-grade along Westlake Avenue Light Rail

This project would build light rail from downtown Seattle to Ballard’s Market Street area via Westlake Avenue and serve South Lake Union and Fremont. It would be built at-grade in exclusive lanes with signal priority. It could use a movable bridge or tunnel to cross the Ship Canal.

  • C-02 Ballard to University District Light Rail

This project would build light rail in a tunnel from Ballard’s Market Street area to the vicinity of the U District light rail station now under construction. Riders wishing to continue north or south on Link would transfer at that station.

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After incorporating public feedback, projects on the final list will be studied for possible inclusion in an ST3 ballot measure that could go to voters as early as November 2016. Starting in fall 2015, further analysis will help narrow the options that could be included in a ballot measure.

There are many ways to join the conversation:
Take the online survey
View the new ST3 website with the draft priority list and map
Email us at: soundtransit3@soundtransit.org
Mail comments to: Sound Transit | 401 S. Jackson St | Seattle, WA 98104
Join the social media conversation – use #ST3

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