Reporter cartoon, Frank Shiers

Reporter cartoon, Frank Shiers

Burgers and fries or trains and rails?

A Sound Transit committee recently removed the Lowe’s/Dick’s site from consideration for a light rail maintenance facility.

Public opinion gathered by Sound Transit at open houses and online heavily opposed a maintenance facility at the Lowe’s/Dick’s site near South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South.

Sound Transit plans to build an elevated light rail passenger station in Kent near 30th Avenue South and Pacific Highway South, across from Highline College and about one-half mile from South 240th Street.

Sound Transit plans to extend light rail from SeaTac to Federal Way by 2024 and from Federal Way to Tacoma by 2030.

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