Public workshop ahead for Freighthouse Square Amtrak station

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will share concepts for a new Amtrak station at Freighthouse Square during a...

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.

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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:

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