State seeks federal funds for transportation planning, including S. Snohomish County light rail stations

South Snohomish County residents could see mobility improvements if the federal government provides funding for a Washington State Department of Transportation planning proposal for Seattle to Lynnwood multimodal redevelopment.

The proposed planning study — one of three planning applications submitted for federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funds, is aimed at integrating three elements: transit-oriented development; accessibility enhancements for transit, cyclists and pedestrians; and environmental enhancements for future light rail stations at three I-5 interchanges — 145th St., Mountlake Terrace Park and Ride, and Lynnwood.

“Plans produced from this study will guide future public and private development to improve multimodal connections between where people live, work and go to school; and provide better access for people with special transportation needs and economically disadvantaged populations,” according to a WSDOT news release. WSDOT is seeking $720,000 to fund this planning effort.

WSDOT is also seeking $12.1 million in TIGER grant money for the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal, aimed at replacing the aging and seismically vulnerable Mukilteo Ferry Terminal with a new facility that improves efficiency, safety and multimodal connections. The new Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal will feature separated loading for pedestrians, dedicated loading for bicycles and carpools, a bus transit center with multiple bays, and improved connections to the adjacent commuter rail station.
Awards are expected to be announced this fall.

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  1. we can continue subsidizing these jobs programs that the maintain old infrastructure OR we could begin to embrace “public transportation”

    in today’s world, people live everywhere and want to go everywhere at all times – the old infrastructure requires car ownership to do that

    it’s about – competition, in a heavily lopsided world

    OR

    we could use newer technology to allow more freedom for more people by allowing people to cooperate and move toward an economy that is healthier for all living things

    see:
    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/uber-other-rideshare-services-caught-in-regulatory-backup/

    http://q13fox.com/2013/05/23/taxi-drivers-tell-city-hall-rideshare-programs-un-fare/#axzz313e4NEwz

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