Mayor’s Open House on Ballard to Downtown Transit Expansion Study this Tuesday

Letter from Mike McGinn, Mayor – City of Seattle

Since coming into office, I’ve been working to help connect neighborhoods with rail and provide faster and more reliable transit options. One of our top priorities, as shown in the Transit Master Plan, is a Ballard to Downtown rail transit corridor. The Transit Master Plan showed that corridor having the highest ridership potential of any route in the City.

The City of Seattle has partnered with Sound Transit on studying this corridor. There are many questions and details to discuss as we move forward. That’s why I’d like to invite you to attend an open house March 12th on options for rail transit between Ballard and downtown Seattle. We are seeking public input on potential routes, station locations, travel patterns and other issues as we examine building new rail options between Ballard and downtown.

Open House details:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Remarks at 5:45 p.m.
Ballard High School Commons
1418 NW 65th St, Seattle

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can offer feedback online through the project website between March 11 and March 15 at

I hope to see you next Tuesday.


Mike McGinn
Mayor of Seattle