With the preferred route identified for Southwest Corridor light rail, the project now moves into the final environmental impact analysis and design phase. The first place where refinement will be focused is the area around the Barbur Transit Center. The August 2018 Steering Committee recommendation indicated a preference for Refinement 2 (a route just north of the Taylor’s Ferry and Capitol Highway intersection), but kept other options open for consideration.
Staff is planning a series of meetings with neighbors and interested people starting in October to share information about the analysis underway in that area to determine the best alignment for the light rail. We hope you can join us.