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West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions

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Comments on the Link Extension Proposal

posted: 18 Mar 2019 by: Mike Dey

A very important opportunity exists that needs everyone’s input. Sound Transit has extended the comment period for which route the light rail should take into West Seattle until April 2. The best for the community is the underground tunnel as it would displace fewer people and not destroy the viewscape. Other areas of Seattle will be tunneled including downtown. While the tunnel option appears more expensive the above ground options do not include the cost of imminent domain and the cost of displacement of all the residences from an above ground rail. We believe that without your input the decision will be to go above ground so your input is needed now. We encourage you to look at the options and express your desires. We encourage you to support the underground tunnel option. See attached link for the description of the light rail options and the link to express your opinion. Your opinion is important. http://wsblink.participate.online/

Comment by April 2nd


West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions

posted: 17 Mar 2019

The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions are part of the ST3 transit system expansion plan that voters approved funding for in November 2016. These two light rail extensions will provide fast, reliable connections to dense residential and job centers throughout the region.

  • 4.7 miles of light rail service from downtown Seattle to West Seattle’s Alaska Junction neighborhood
  • Includes 5 stations between the Stadium area and Alaska Junction

Comment by April 2nd

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Sound Transit: West Seattle Link Light Rail Extension

posted: 30 Mar 2018

Sound Transit will be conducting a Neighborhood Forum at the Alki Masonic Center on May 5th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. Details can be found here. There is a link to RSVP for the forum if you would like to attend. This is our opportunity to specify our preferences on how we would like to interface with light rail in our community.


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