Earlier this week, Sound Transit and the City of Bellevue announced a proposed agreement to move forward with construction on East Link light rail line. Congressman Smith released the following statement on the agreement:
“I applaud Sound Transit, the City of Bellevue, King County and other stakeholders for working together to form an agreement regarding the East Link light rail. This agreement marks a major step towards building a more efficient and effective regional transit system that will benefit the regional economy. As this agreement is publicly discussed and debated, I stand ready to assist in any way I can.”
Congressman Smith has been actively involved in this process. This engagement included a stakeholder roundtable hosted by the Congressman last fall, where attendees discussed challenges and opportunities within the corridor. Leaders from local government, the private sector, non-profits and neighborhood groups were in attendance. The Congressman and his staff remained engaged with stakeholders and will closely follow developments as they happen.