With time running out before Sound Transit (ST) makes a recommendation to its board about the placement of a transit hub in, near, or outside the Chinatown-International District (CID), the agency last month narrowed the number of options it was considering outside the neighborhood to two.
CID organizations’ open letter to Sound Transit
Dear Sound Transit Board, Chong Wa Benevolent Association represents over 21 traditional Chinatown organizations within the Chinatown-International District (CID).
Seniors sound off on Chinatown transit plans
Sound Transit held a community workshop on March 13 to discuss the Chinatown-International District (ID) Station.
The Best of Chinatown ID — Sound Transit
Sound Transit Plan a trip: soundtransit.org All aboard! Take Link light rail from the International District Station to the airport or to the University of Washington. Sound Transit Express buses and Sounder commuter rail run through King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Plan a trip at soundtransit.org.
After new stations open Sound Transit sees crowded trains
SEATTLE (AP) — Sound Transit, which for years ran light-rail trains that were too empty, now has cramped passengers clamoring for more railcars. The Seattle Times reports that about 65,000 riders a day are taking light rail, two-thirds more than a year ago. That’s after the University of Washington and Capitol Hill stations in Seattle […]
Newly elected SeaTac City council member ready for real work to begin
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on […]
Opportunities, changes common in South Seattle
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and other neighborhoods in Central and North Seattle have prospered in recent years,
South Seattle coalition holds forum demanding equity in construction jobs
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When it comes to jobs, South Seattle is left out, according to GotGreen and the Construction Jobs Equity Association, a South Seattle coalition of community organizations.
First Hill Streetcar construction underway
Construction of the First Hill Streetcar is well underway in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. The new streetcar will be operational by the spring of 2014 and will enable travel between Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, and Capitol Hill. The new line will connect with First Hill medical centers, Seattle […]