Sumner asking for upgrades to transit station | City Council

The Sumner City Council held a special council meeting on July 28 to discuss improvements to the Sumner Sound Transit Station.

The Sumner City Council held a special council meeting on July 28 to discuss improvements to the Sumner Sound Transit Station.

With a vote of five to two, the council approved to send a letter of recommendation to the Sound Transit Board.

The letter outlines priorities the council has identified as important to the community and commuters.

Some of the priorities included in the letter are the desire for improvements to the state Route 410 interchange, parking improvements for the station including a new parking garage and other improvements including handicap curbs, better lighting and other safety features.

“This will have a major impact on the city,” Councilman Mike LeMaster said.

The items included in the letter of recommendation will help to improve station access, LeMaster added.

He said fellow Councilman Kathy Hayden worked with city staff to write the letter.

The letter will be taken to the Sound Transit Board by Mayor Dave Enslow.

Enslow serves on the transit board along with representatives from local governments.

The decision is now up to the transit board, LeMaster said.

“The city has given all the information we can at this point,” he said.

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