The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will share concepts for a new Amtrak station at Freighthouse Square during a public workshop next week in Tacoma.
The new station is part of the Point Defiance Bypass, which will reroute passenger trains to an existing rail line along the west side of Interstate 5 through south Tacoma, Lakewood and DuPont. Architects hired by the City of Tacoma and WSDOT produced concepts based on comments received during public meetings earlier this year, as well as through email, letters, and Web postings.
The workshop will be held on Weds., March 12, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Tacoma City Hall, 747 Market St., Room 708, in downtown Tacoma. The workshop will include a presentation by WSDOT’s project team, which will share comments received from the community during a workshop last month, as well as design concepts that are moving forward.
More information is available online here.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index’s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Point Defiance Bypass Project and the Freighthouse Square Amtrak station, click on the following links:
- Public workshop Feb. 19 to discuss Freighthouse Square Amtrak station (Tacoma Daily Index, February 13, 2014)
- Design discussion continues on Freighthouse Square Amtrak Station (Tacoma Daily Index, January 23, 2014)
- WSDOT: Feds approve $89M Point Defiance Bypass rail project (Tacoma Daily Index, March 4, 2013)
- Engineers complete enviro study for $89M Point Defiance Bypass project (Tacoma Daily Index, October 8, 2012)
- Tacoma City Council to discuss Point Defiance bypass project (Tacoma Daily Index, September 19, 2011)
- Pt. Defiance, South Tacoma rail line re-route meeting Nov. 15 (Tacoma Daily Index, November 8, 2010)
- WSDOT to study $91M Point Defiance high-speed rail project (Tacoma Daily Index, May 11, 2010)
- 2 Tacoma rail projects recommended for federal stimulus funds (Tacoma Daily Index, March 22, 2010)