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Better, Faster, Reliable Transit in Center City Seattle—Share Your Vision Next Wednesday

Imagine a transit system that zips you from lunch in the Chinatown International District, to shopping in Downtown, to enjoying the sunset at Lake Union Park. No schedule is needed because it is fast, frequent and reliable. With the right plan in place and input from people who live, work and play in Seattle this can become reality.

SDOT is kicking off the Center City Connector Transit Study this Wednesday with an open house. The Connector will link the South Lake Union and First Hill streetcar lines and make it much more convenient for folks to travel north-south through our Center City.  The first step in the process is to decide where the new line will run and whether it’s better as a streetcar or bus line. For this we need your help.

Open House Details
Wednesday, February 6
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Avenue

The purpose of the open house is to share the broad goals of the project and hear from you. Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Richard Conlin will give brief remarks starting at 6 p.m. followed by a short presentation and workshop. Exhibit boards will be up throughout the open house and staff will be available to answer questions.

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The Seattle Transit Master Plan identified the two possible alignment options shown on the map below. However, we will be asking the public for more ideas.

This effort supports Seattle’s Transit Master Plan priorities and SDOT’s 2012 Action Agenda’s core principles of building healthy communities, supporting a thriving economy and providing great service.

Building a great transit system can’t happen without input from those that use it. This won’t be your only opportunity to give us feedback but it’s a great time to get involved!