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Graham Street Station Light Rail Unknowns Frustrate Neighborhood

by Lizz Giordano


In 2016, after a successful push to add a station to the light rail system at Graham Street, between the Columbia City and Othello stops, the community in South Seattle quickly developed a neighborhood vision to guide development and prevent displacement. But skyrocketing costs for light rail expansion, which could delay or scale back projects, have suddenly left the future of this neighborhood ambition murky. 

“We’ve been going after the station for the last 15 years,” said Abdi Yussuf, an organizer at Puget Sound Sage, a social equity organization. “The community has been waiting a long time.” The station should have been built when the line was constructed more than a decade and a half ago, he added. 

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Graham Street Light Rail Station Moves Closer to Reality

by Ross Armstrong

A light rail station at Graham Street, which was part of the Seattle’s transportation levy passed by voters last fall, is on track to be on the November 2016 ballot as part of the next phase of Sound Transit’s expansion. Continue reading Graham Street Light Rail Station Moves Closer to Reality