How should the light rail connect the Federal Way Transit Center to the Tacoma Dome? Sound Transit wants to know your thoughts.
Through an online open house, Sound Transit is seeking public feedback on walking, rolling and cycling connections to four future light rail station locations that will be part of the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.
An online open house will be available starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 28 at tdlink.participate.online.
Four future stations are located in South Federal Way, Fife, Portland Avenue in Tacoma and at the Tacoma Dome.
The end of the Federal Way Link Extension project near the Commons mall parking lot marks the beginning of South Federal Way’s connection to the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.
Design concepts show route segment alternatives near Enchanted Parkway, Todd Beamer High School and the Crossings in Federal Way. The station and route alternatives are not final, and are subject to change, according to Sound Transit.
Attendees at the online open house will also be able to see and comment on the latest station concepts.
The regional light rail extension from Federal Way to the Tacoma Dome will be 9.7 miles of mostly elevated track.
The light rail route will traverse the Puyallup Tribe of Indians reservation and will include a new bridge crossing the Puyallup River.
In addition to the Tacoma Dome Link Extension, Sound Transit is simultaneously working to extend regional light rail north, south and east, opening new stations every few years to form a 116-mile regional system.
By 2021, Sound Transit will expand light rail to the University District, Roosevelt and Northgate in Seattle. In 2022, Tacoma Link will expand to the Hilltop neighborhood. In 2023, trains will reach Mercer Island, Bellevue and the Overlake area.
In 2024, light rail will run to Federal Way, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Downtown Redmond. Further regional light rail extensions are planned to reach West Seattle, Seattle Center, South Lake Union, Ballard, Paine Field, Everett, South Kirkland and Issaquah.