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File #: AM No. 20-156   
Type: Staff Report Status: Presented
File created: 11/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Sound Transit Light Rail Quarterly Update
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Light Rail in Redmond Supplemental Information Q3 2020, 3. Attachment B: Presentation Slides.pdf

TO: Members of the City Council

FROM: Mayor Angela Birney

DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):

Planning and Community Development

Carol Helland

425-556-2107

Public Works

Dave Juarez

425-556-2733

 

DEPARTMENT STAFF:

Planning and Community Development

Don Cairns, P.E.

Transportation Planning and Engineering Manager

Public Works

Patty Criddle, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Planning and Community Development

Jeff Churchill, AICP

Transportation Strategic Advisor

Public Works

Mike Paul, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Planning and Community Development

Peter Dane

Senior Planner

 

TITLE:

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Sound Transit Light Rail Quarterly Update

OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

recommendation

The 2020 work plan for the Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works contains a quarterly Sound Transit light rail update. This staff report provides an update for the fourth quarter of 2020. Supplemental information is provided in Attachment A; presentation slides are included as Attachment B.

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  Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached

 

REQUESTED ACTION:

 

  Receive Information                                            Provide Direction                                            Approve

 

REQUEST RATIONALE:

 

                     Relevant Plans/Policies:

Comprehensive Plan Policies TR-10 and TR-11; Transportation Master Plan

                     Required:

N/A

                     Council Request:

Planning and Public Works Committee 2020 work plan item

                     Other Key Facts:

The last quarterly update was September 15, 2020

 

OUTCOMES:

Light rail will be the backbone of Redmond’s transit network when it opens in 2023 to Overlake and 2024 to Southeast Redmond and Downtown Redmond. It will provide a frequent and reliable mobility choice that connects Redmond to the region.

COMMUNITY/STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH AND INVOLVEMENT:

 

                     Timeline (previous or planned):

Winter 2020-21 outreach will focus on construction activities along SR 520 that support the construction of light rail to Southeast Redmond and Downtown.

                     Outreach Methods and Results:

Sound Transit uses in-person, print, and electronic media to notify the Redmond community about construction activities. The City relays these notifications through its communication channels.

                     Feedback Summary:

Feedback from public engagement and ballot measures consistently shows strong support for the extension of light rail to Redmond.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

 

Total Cost:

$4,008,760

 

Approved in current biennial budget:                                            Yes                                            No                                            N/A

 

Budget Offer Number:

000031 Light Rail Integration

 

Budget Priority:

Infrastructure

 

Other budget impacts or additional costs:                       Yes                                            No                                            N/A

If yes, explain:

N/A

 

Funding source(s):

Interlocal agreements with Sound Transit

 

Budget/Funding Constraints:

Funds are only available for purposes described in agreements with Sound Transit

 

  Additional budget details attached

 

 

COUNCIL REVIEW:

 

Previous Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

3/10/2020

Study Session

Receive Information

6/16/2020

Business Meeting

Receive Information

9/15/2020

Business Meeting

Receive Information

 

Proposed Upcoming Contact(s)

Date

Meeting

Requested Action

 

None proposed at this time

N/A

 

Time Constraints:

In order to be timely, the fourth quarter update should be provided by the end of 2020.

 

ANTICIPATED RESULT IF NOT APPROVED:

This is an informational briefing only; no Council action is requested.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Attachment A: Light Rail in Redmond Supplemental Information for Fourth Quarter 2020

Attachment B: Presentation Slides