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Transit from Ballard to Downtown Seattle–Share Your Ideas

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Sound Transit and SDOT are studying transit improvements between Ballard and Downtown Seattle. Partnering increases our efficiency and helps conserve taxpayer dollars. Expected outcomes are:

  • Support implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and study rapid streetcar alternatives.
  • Support regional discussions about long-range plans for future high capacity transit (HCT).

The study takes place over the next year and a half. Here’s what we’ll be doing:

  1. Identify project goals and objectives
  2. Identify possible alignments between Ballard and downtown Seattle
  3. Evaluate and refine potential HCT light rail and rapid streetcar alignments and station locations
  4. Develop general ridership and cost estimates
  5. Summarize and document findings
  6. Present findings to Seattle City Council and Sound Transit Board for possible future action

Your first chance to weigh in has arrived

An Open House is being held Tuesday, March 12. We know not everybody can attend so we’ve also setup an online web site to gather input. This web site is available until Friday, March 15. Take a few minutes to:

  • Prioritize project goals and objectives
  • Show us on a map where you currently travel to and from
  • Draw which route(s) you think the project team should consider and add comments

Sign up to receive information about the Ballard to Downtown Corridor Study, including future meeting announcements at and visit for more project information.

And thanks for helping out!