WSTC will host a Light Rail Workshop this Thursday

By Gwen Davis

This Thursday, June 22, the West Seattle Transportation Coalition (WSTC) will hold the West Seattle Light Rail Station Routing Workshop. The event will take place at the Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In a facilitated setting, the workshop will explore light rail systems, the ST3 proposed routing options and related processes. Five breakout tables will cover: the Delridge Station, the 35th Ave SW Station, the Junction Station, general routes/alignments/elevations and “other”.

Goals for the community-led workshop include: exploring the costs and impacts of each option — underground, surface and elevated — on the community; determining where the community and neighborhoods want light rail routed to best serve West Seattle and improve ingress-egress for the Peninsula; and discussing ways to get light rail delivered sooner than 2030.

After the workshop, the WSTC will assemble the results into a formal document and present it to Sound Transit, the King County and Seattle City Councils, the Seattle Department of Transportation and local stakeholders. As this will be West Seattle’s first ST3 design review process, the WSTC will urge Sound Transit to combine West Seattle’s preferred routing options with ST3 overall plans.

There will be light refreshments and a kid’s activity corner.

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