Sound Transit 3 Response

As the Sound Transit Board gets closer towards finalizing the Sound Transit 3 package that will be sent to the ballot, the Seattle City Council is set to pass a Resolution on Monday, May 23rd, submitting the City's official comments to the plan. The next Sound Transit Board meeting will be Thursday, May 26th, at which time they will be considering amendments to the current plan.

Among the comments in the Resolution include:

  1. The ST3 package should construct an infill light rail station at South Graham Street.
  2. The ST3 package should construct an infill light rail station at Northeast 130th Street.
  3. The ST3 package should construct a light rail extension from Downtown Seattle to Ballard that includes a new tunnel through Downtown Seattle to support regional operation of the light rail system, provides a grade-separated alignment to Ballard, and considers a potential Interbay alignment to the west of 15th Avenue West. The ST3 package should allow for future consideration and evaluation of a potential Ship Canal tunnel crossing, if cost savings within the ST3 program or additional funding resources become available.
  4. The ST3 package should construct a light rail extension from Downtown Seattle to the West Seattle Junction that includes a grade-separated alignment through West Seattle. The ST3 package should allow for future consideration and evaluation of a potential tunnel alignment through West Seattle, if cost savings within the ST3 program or additional funding resources become available.
  5. The ST3 package should include funding for a robust and equitable Transit-Oriented Development program to capitalize on ST3 project opportunities.
  6. The ST3 package should include funding for a robust bicycle and pedestrian access program to maximize ridership and interconnectivity of ST3 projects.