Letter to editor: Main Street Undercrossing questions can only be answered if it’s included in plan
This is a response to reader comments posted in the Oct. 23 letter: “Council should reconsider its vote to exclude Main Street undercrossing.”
Mr. Proudfoot (#3): Please see Stephen Clifton’s comprehensive response (#8) to your query regarding the statement “By 2030, trains passing through Edmonds are expected to exceed 100.” Briefly, the information is taken from the environmental study required for consideration of the Edmonds Crossing Project (Project 1A) approved for continuing inclusion in the CIP/CFP.
Mr. Reidy (several postings): I also wish to listen and learn, but like you, can do neither if Project IB (Main Street Undercrossing) is not included in the CIP/CFP. The purpose of reconsideration is to permit the Mayor and staff to study the proposal further, to learn more, to analyze, to refine, to modify as required, to pursue grants as appropriate, and ultimately to report their findings to the City Council. The many well-founded questions you pose, and countless others, will be answered only if Council reconsiders and allows the process to continue.
Thomas J. Tomberg
Edmonds Fire Chief, Retired