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Sound Transit Adopts Long Range Plan for Metropolitan Seattle

Earlier in December, Seattle's Sound Transit Board approved a Long Range Plan as a part of its final meeting of the year.
December 31, 2014, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Stephen Fesler reports on recent, significant actions taken by the Sound Transit Board. Included among the decisions in its final meeting of 2014, Sound Transit adopted a Long Range Plan, after a year of planning and outreach. According to Fesler, "the Board finally adopted a final version that will guide Sound Transit’s investments in new services and facilities over the next 20 years." Fesler's coverage includes a discussion of the many amendments required to see the plan through, as well as some of the political background and local impacts of the plan.

The West Seattle Blog also provided a live blog with background on the day of the plan's approval, and the Seattle Subway advocacy group posted on the Seattle Transit Blog with details of how community engagement influenced outcomes of the adopted plan.

The post by Seattle Subway notes that a lot of the work in planning the future of Sound Transit will have to wait until the system planning phase, including decisions about routes.

The full plan [pdf] includes a system map that shows potential light rail extensions, potential rail extensions, and potential commuter rail extensions.

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Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 in The Urbanist
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