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Record No: Res 31761    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 8/2/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Roosevelt RapidRide Project; adopting the Roosevelt RapidRide Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA); endorsing efforts to pursue federal and regional funding for the Roosevelt RapidRide Project; and committing to fully funding the Project Development phase at $4.3 million in 2017.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Roosevelt RapidRide Corridor LPA
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Signed Resn_31761, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Roosevelt RapidRide Project; adopting the Roosevelt RapidRide Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA); endorsing efforts to pursue federal and regional funding for the Roosevelt RapidRide Project; and committing to fully funding the Project Development phase at $4.3 million in 2017.
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WHEREAS, on April 16, 2012, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31367, adopting the Seattle Transit Master Plan; and
WHEREA, on February 1, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31648, amending the Seattle Transit Master Plan to reflect the Move Seattle 10-year strategic vision and the transportation improvements supported by the voters in the November 2015 Levy to Move Seattle; and
WHEREAS, the Roosevelt corridor was identified in the 2012 Seattle Transit Master Plan as one of four corridors warranting high capacity transit, based on growing demand, as a streetcar or bus rapid transit corridor; and
WHEREAS, the goals of the Roosevelt RapidRide Project are to connect the Northgate, Roosevelt, University District, and Eastlake neighborhoods to Downtown via South Lake Union with fast, reliable, frequent, all-day high capacity transit service; and improve connections to major transit investments made in RapidRide, streetcar, and Link light rail for people living, working, and visiting in these neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, the current transit network does not provide a direct and rapid all-day connection from North Seattle to South Lake Union, a rapidly growing employment and housing market; and
WHEREAS, following adoption of the 2012 Seattle Transit Master Plan, the City Council dedicated resources for a conceptual design study to analyze alternatives and identify a preferred alternative for the Roosevelt RapidRide Project; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has conducted a comprehensive analysis of modes and street design alternatives; an...

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