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Everett Link Extension feedback period now open until March 10

EVERETT, Wash., January 27, 2023—The Everett Link Extension project team is currently requesting public scoping comments. Before they start work on an environmental impact statement (EIS), they are looking for public feedback to guide the decision-making process. From now until March 10, you can make your voice heard by sharing your feedback on the route, station, and operations and maintenance facility alternatives.

The Everett Link Extension is an ambitious mass transit system expansion that will extend Link light rail service north from Lynnwood City Center to the Everett Station area. This project will also include Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North, a necessary facility to support Link light rail operations. Your input, which you can provide anytime through March 10, will help determine the route, station and OMF North alternatives Sound Transit will continue to study as part of the project’s next phase: environmental review.

We want to hear from you during this important time! This is your opportunity to learn about the findings from our recent analysis and comment on:

  • The project’s purpose and need click for definition statement.
  • Topics or issues to study in the environmental impact statement (EIS) 
  • Light rail route/stations and OMF North site alternatives.

About the project

The Everett Link Extension will provide fast, reliable connections to residential and employment centers throughout the region. We’re planning to add approximately 16 miles of light rail and six new stations connecting Snohomish County residents to the regional Link light rail network. In addition, we are studying a provisional (unfunded) station click for definition through the planning process as well as parking facilities at two station locations.

The project includes the essential OMF North, which would support overall system operation and have the capacity to receive, store and service a larger train fleet to support Link extensions. To build this new facility, we need approximately 60-70+ acres near the light rail line.

Ways you can submit scoping comments:

Scoping comments will be accepted through March 10

  • All comments and feedback received through this survey will count as scoping comments.
  • Please note that scoping comments are public record. If you provide personal information, it may be publicly available or published in future project documents.

SOURCE: Sound Transit

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