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6/16/2006



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FTA approves Sound Transit's environmental report for northern extensions



The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently gave a Sound Transit environmental report the thumbs up — putting the transit agency one step closer to obtaining necessary approvals to build the 3.1-mile University Link extension.

To begin in 2008, the project will extend a 15.9-mile segment scheduled to open in 2009, and connect downtown Seattle with the University of Washington.

The FTA approval also cover’s Sound Transit’s environmental plan for a North Link route between downtown Seattle and Northgate.





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