Monday, September 11, 2006

Invitation to RAMP Participants

As reported at the most recent RAMP meeting, RTID and Sound Transit will be holding public open houses around the region in September and October. These events will give community members an opportunity to learn about and share input on the Roads & Transit Plan to reduce congestion, improve safety and make travel more predictable throughout the region. The deadline for public comment on the proposed road investments is October 27.

The Pierce County open house will be held in Tacoma at the Main Library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S.) on Monday, September 25th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Staff members from both agencies will be on hand to answer questions. Midway through the open house (at approximately 6:00 p.m.), a brief presentation will be made.

The current Roads & Transit Plan draft proposal:
  • Incorporates potential extensions of the region's light-rail system;
  • Builds on the Sounder commuter rail and ST Express regional bus system that voters approved in 1996 and is in place or under construction today;
  • Includes improvements to key roadways and bridges in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

The Roads & Transit Plan will be finalized this winter and will be presented to the region's voters in November 2007.

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