Give feedback on ST3 plan at BHS tonight

Locals will have the opportunity to give their feedback on the ST3 Draft Plan at tonight’s (Tuesday, April 19) Open House event at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th St).

As My Ballard reported back in March, Sound Transit has unveiled its proposal for light rail expansion in the region and our neighborhood is set receive services in…2038.

Many locals have expressed their views in the My Ballard forum on the proposed 22 year wait for light rail services. Check out a few below:

This is ridiculous. They’re showing West Seattle, Federal Way and other suburbs with way less density getting rail before Ballard. Please everyone….write to everyone – sound transit, council, mayor and vote no! if this is the case. Ridiculous. We need rail like yesterday. – Ballardnow!

This is crazy. Our neighborhood is going through a major transformation, with thousands of new condos, apartments and townhomes added every year. We do not have the infrastructure today to support this growth. To see Ballard as *the last one to get light rail* is infuriating. VOTE NO. Come up with a better plan. – Ballardboop

I would really like to get behind this idea but I will most likely be dead by then. – Durango

Following three years of public involvement and over 50,000 public comments, the Sound Transit Board is seeking feeback on the ST3 Draft Plan leading toward a November ballot measure.

According to Sound Transit, the $50 billion ST3 Draft Plan would be funded in part by $28 billion in revenues from proposed new taxes, with an average adult in Sound Transit’s district paying about $200 more annually or $17 a month.

Want to give your feedback but can’t go to tonight’s open house? Click here to complete the online survey, email, mail comments to Sound Transit | 401 S. Jackson St. | Seattle, WA 98104, call (206) 903-7000 or join the social media conversation and use #ST3.

Tonight’s open house will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with presentations at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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