Posts for 'Transportation'

SOUND TRANSIT LONG RANGE PLAN, BUDGET, AND SURPLUS PROPERTY

December 10th, 2013

The City Council has adopted a resolution providing our recommendations for issues to be considered in the Long Range Plan being developed by Sound Transit in preparation for a possible next ballot measure. The Sound Transit Board has approved a 2014 budget that continues our progress towards a great regional transit system. And the Board […]

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LYNNWOOD LINK EXTENSION PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE APPROVED

November 19th, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, the Sound Transit Capital Committee unanimously approved a revised Lynnwood Link Preferred Alternative that adds provisional stations at North 130th Street in Seattle and at 220th Street in Mountlake Terrace, with the full Board scheduled to ratify this on November 21. I introduced this proposal, which was developed with Everett Councilmember […]

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TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT IN SOUND TRANSIT FEDERAL WAY EXTENSION

November 5th, 2013

The Sound Transit Board has identified the light rail alignment and station alternatives to be studied in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the extension of light rail to Federal Way. The Board advanced two alternatives for the alignment, one following I-5 and one on SR99. A final alignment choice could also be a […]

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130TH STREET STATION ENDORSED BY COUNCIL

October 10th, 2013

On Monday, October 7, the City Council unanimously adopted my resolution calling on Sound Transit to include a station at 130th Street and I-5 in the Preferred Alternative for Lynnwood Link, the light rail line that will run from Northgate to Lynnwood. Lynnwood Link is funded, but is still in the final planning stages. The […]

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EAST LINK RAINIER STATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEATTLE

August 20th, 2013

Too often transportation planning and land use planning proceed along independent paths and we miss opportunities to get the biggest bang for our buck when new transit facilities come on line. Sound Transit’s East Link line will connect downtown Seattle to Bellevue and Redmond, crossing Lake Washington on the I-90 Floating Bridge. With the conclusion […]

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CAPITOL HILL STATION DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

August 6th, 2013

On Monday, August 5, the Council unanimously adopted a far-reaching development agreement with Sound Transit that ensures that the properties around the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station will be redeveloped with new housing and commercial space. The properties, currently owned by Sound Transit, will be released to developers, who will be required to ensure that […]

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SOUND TRANSIT MOVING FORWARD ON NEW LINES AND TOD

July 30th, 2013

July was a very productive month for Sound Transit! This month Sound Transit: Approved a $440 million contract to build the tunnel from the UW Station to Northgate; Defined choices for the next extension to Lynnwood, with the Board scheduled to select a Preferred Alternative in November; Approved a turn back track in the Downtown […]

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BALLARD TRANSIT STUDY AND TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

July 18th, 2013

On Monday, July 15, the Council passed an ordinance authorizing spending on new transportation projects, using savings from the Spokane Street Viaduct project. The new legislation accepts Mayor McGinn’s proposals for bike infrastructure ($3.6 million), the Neighborhood Street Fund ($1 million), retaining wall repairs ($700K), and work on transit oriented development ($250K). The Council revisions […]

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ARBORETUM AGREEMENT ON SR 520

July 16th, 2013

As the SR 520 project continues into final design on the Seattle side, the City has concluded negotiations with the State on the first phase of mitigation funds for the Arboretum. The $7.8 million covered in this agreement will be used to develop a one mile multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian access connecting East […]

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SOUND TRANSIT STATION ACCESS POLICY REVISED

June 4th, 2013

The Sound Transit Board has adopted a new “System Access Policy” which broadens the measures that Sound Transit will include in planning for ways to get riders to stations. While in the past, most of the emphasis has been on making station design convenient for transfers from buses and providing free parking for other potential […]

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