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Sound Transit to host neighborhood sessions on Federal Way Link Extension
Sound Transit is hosting a series of neighborhood drop-in sessions this week through April 17 to give the public a chance to hear about alternatives for extending light rail service from SeaTac to Federal Way.
The agency has identified several alignment, station and grade alternatives for extending light rail from the future Angle Lake Station at South 200th Street, which opens in 2016, to the Federal Way Transit Center near South 320th Street, a distance of about 7.6 miles.
Forecasted voter-approved funding is sufficient to cover the extension of service to the Kent-Des Moines area by 2023, with extensions further southward subject to identifying additional funding sources. Sound Transit will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to evaluate potential environmental impacts and benefits of the identified alternatives. The DEIS is expected to be available for public and agency review later this year.
Citizens are encouraged to stop by the following events, where Sound Transit staff will be available to share the agency’s plans for extending light rail further south.
• 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 26 at Highline Community College, 2400 South 240th Street
• 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 20 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way South
• 12-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at The Market Place Plaza, 2311 Pacific Highway South
• 12-2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Lowe’s, 24050 Pacific Highway South
• 12-2 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Lowe’s, 24050 Pacific Highway South
For more information on the Federal Way Link Extension, visit soundtransit.org/FWextension.