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Record No: Res 31784    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Returned to Clerk
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 12/15/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION approving the alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for Sound Transit's Central Link, University Link, Northgate Link Extension, East Link, and Lynnwood Link Extension light rail lines in The City of Seattle; and superseding the alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location approved in Resolution 31465.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Ex A - General Description of Alignment, 2. Ex B - Light Rail Alignment
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION approving the alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for Sound Transit's Central Link, University Link, Northgate Link Extension, East Link, and Lynnwood Link Extension light rail lines in The City of Seattle; and superseding the alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location approved in Resolution 31465.
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WHEREAS, since 1996, Sound Transit (formally known as the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, or RTA) has been implementing the voter-approved Sound Move, Sound Transit 2 (ST2), and Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plans for a high-capacity regional transit system for the Central Puget Sound region; and
WHEREAS, the Sound Move and ST2 Plans include the following five electric light-rail lines: Central Link (downtown Seattle to SeaTac); University Link (downtown Seattle to University of Washington); Northgate Link Extension (University of Washington to Northgate); Lynnwood Link Extension (Northgate to Lynnwood); and East Link (downtown Seattle to Redmond); and
WHEREAS, through a series of resolutions (R99-34; R2001-16; R2005-20; R2006-07; R2011-10; and R2012-13), the Sound Transit Board selected the rail alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for the four projects that are currently under construction or operating in The City of Seattle (City): Central Link; University Link; Northgate Link Extension; and East Link; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle City Council approved the selected alignment, station locations, and maintenance base location for the Sound Transit Central Link, University Link, Northgate Link Extension, and East Link projects in Resolutions 30128 (adopted April 10, 2000), 30993 (adopted September 24, 2007), and 31465 (adopted September 16, 2013); and
WHEREAS, in April 2015, Sound Transit, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Washington State Department of Transportation issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (F...

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