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Federal Railroad Administration, WSDOT and Seattle kick off next phase of King Street Station restoration


March 13, 2012

King Street Station Kick-Off

When: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Where: King Street Station, 303 South Jackson Street, Seattle

Speakers: FRA Administrator Joe Szabo, U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, WSDOT Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond, WSDOT Rail and Marine Director John Sibold, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.

Visuals: Areas currently closed to the public, including the new ticketing and baggage area, the grand staircase, Jackson Street Plaza and planned changes to Amtrak’s main waiting room. Visuals will also be available illustrating the next phase and additional historic restoration features. Speakers will be available after the event for one-on-one media interviews.

Important information: Since 2009, Washington has received nearly $800 million in federal high-speed rail funds to increase the frequency and reliability of Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service between Portland, and Vancouver, B.C. The King Street Station Seismic Upgrade is the first of five federally-funded capital rail projects that start construction this year. The restoration of King Street Station, managed by the city of Seattle, is an ongoing partnership between WSDOT, FRA, Amtrak, Federal Transit Administration, 4Culture services agency and the city.

Event Parking – Parking at or near King Street Station is limited. Please allow extra time for locating parking in the area.


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