Posts for 'Transportation'

NORTHGATE STATION PED BIKE ACCESS WORKS!

May 17th, 2013

 Sound Transit has completed its initial study of the potential ridership benefits from investing in pedestrian and bicycle access around the Northgate Link Light Rail Station. The great news is that the investments proposed by the Sound Transit Board and Seattle City Council deliver large numbers of riders to the station and look like they […]

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BELLEVUE SOUND TRANSIT ROUTE APPROVED

May 1st, 2013

On Thursday, April 25th, the Sound Transit Board approved a final plan for the route for East Link through Bellevue. East Link runs from downtown Seattle to Redmond via the I-90 Bridge, and is one of three extensions currently underway for the Sound Transit light rail system. The final plan is the end product of […]

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PED BIKE BRIDGE OVER SR 520 AT OVERLAKE VILLAGE

April 18th, 2013

At the Sound Transit Board meeting on Thursday, February 28, the Board approved a resolution creating The Overlake Village Bridge Project, along with two motions agreeing to jointly design the bridge in cooperation with the City of Redmond and approving a contract setting the design process in motion. The Board action endorses a proposed pedestrian/bicycle […]

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PARK LAND AND SR 520: FIRST STEP TAKEN

March 12th, 2013

On Monday, March 11, the Council unanimously approved an ordinance approving a Memorandum of Agreement between the Washington State Department of Transportation, the University of Washington and the City of Seattle that is the first step towards providing full mitigation of the impacts of the SR 520 project on parks and open space. The agreement […]

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SOUND TRANSIT STARTS PLANNING FOR 3RD BALLOT MEASURE

March 7th, 2013

   SOUND TRANSIT STARTS PLANNING FOR 3RD BALLOT MEASURE The Sound Transit Board has unanimously approved moving forward with the first stages of planning for a third ballot measure, possibly as early as 2016. Sound Transit’s first ballot measure, approved in 1996 after failing in 1995, funded light rail from downtown to the airport. ST2, […]

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Sound Transit 2012 Accomplishments 2013 Plans

February 20th, 2013

Sound Transit has entered an extraordinarily busy time, with new light rail construction entering a whole new phase of activity. The connection from downtown to the University of Washington is moving towards completion; the extension to Northgate and Lynnwood is actively proceeding; light rail to Bellevue and Redmond is in design; and light rail south […]

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SR 520 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS

February 5th, 2013

On Monday, February 4, the City Council Committee on the SR 520 Project (a special Committee that includes all nine Councilmembers) unanimously approved a Resolution committing the City to work with WSDOT to improve walking and biking connections on the west side of Lake Washington as the SR 520 project proceeds, including a shared use […]

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SOUND TRANSIT ADOPTS NEW TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT POLICY

January 3rd, 2013

On Thursday, December 20, the Sound Transit Board unanimously adopted a policy to focus and increase Sound Transit’s involvement in Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Policy guidance on TOD was a key topic of a Sound Transit Board retreat earlier this year. The new policy clarifies what Sound Transit can and will do to promote new […]

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A LIGHT RAIL COMMUNITY AT THE CAPITOL HILL STATION

October 18th, 2012

Linking transportation choices and land use decisions is the best way to make our communities work and our investments in transportation infrastructure pay off.  And it is how we make growth management effective and protect our farms, forests, and wilderness areas.  The Capitol Hill light rail station offers an extraordinary opportunity to realize that vision, […]

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POSTPONING SECOND MONTLAKE BRIDGE WORKS FOR 520 PROJECT

September 25th, 2012

On Monday, September 24, the Council unanimously approved a resolution stating that the proposed Second Montlake Bascule Bridge is not needed in the foreseeable future.  This Bridge, which would be parallel to the current Montlake Bridge, was inserted into the SR 520 Project in hopes that it would allow transit to move efficiently through the […]

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