Welcome to our new sponsor, Sound Transit

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My Edmonds News would like to welcome our newest sponsor, Sound Transit, which is hosting public scoping meetings in Lynnwood, Shoreline and North Seattle in October to discuss options for the North Corridor Transit Project. This project will extend high-capacity transit from Northgate to Lynnwood as part of the Sound Transit 2 Plan approved by voters in 2008.

The first step to developing an Environmental Impact Statement for this project is called “scoping.” Scoping provides an opportunity for the public and agencies to learn about and provide comments on the project as environmental review begins. You can comment on aspects including the proposed purpose and need of the project and potential route and corridor alternatives, including I-5 and Highway 99.  The meeting dates and places are:

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline
Thursday, Oct. 13: Embassy Suites Hotel, 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Ingraham High School, 1819 N. 135th St., Seattle
All meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

You can also comment online at www.soundtransit.org/NCTP, by email at northcorridorscoping@soundtransit.org or by U.S. mail: write to Lauren Swift, Sound Transit, 401 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104. Comments will be accepted until Oct. 31.

In addition, on Friday, Oct. 7 from noon-1 p.m., Sound Transit is holding a North Corridor “Tech Talk,” an online panel discussion via live streaming. The Sound Transit project team will discuss and answer questions about the federal Alternatives Analysis process, how early public comment was used to develop potential alternatives, and criteria used to evaluate potential alternatives. This session is designed for people who are interested in technical aspects of project development. To participate, go to http://video.soundtransit.org. You will be able to email us your questions during the live discussion.

For more information, email the project team at northcorridor@soundtransit.org or call Roger Iwata, Community Outreach Corridor Lead, at 206-689-4904.

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