Tacoma Link Maintenance Facility in the Dome District
The City of Tacoma released on it's website earlier the names of the people serving on the Tacoma Streetcar Stakeholders Group. Between now and December, that group will be working to develop criteria and the scope of Alternatives Analysis for the alignment and design of the streetcar extension.
Overall, it looks like a good group of 19 people from a diverse set of interests ranging from housing to economic development to people with disabilities. But, other than Rollie Herman, there isn't anyone else from the original streetcar advisory committee from 2007. The two staff people who worked with that group are not there either, since they have either retired or moved on to another employer. You would think that the City would be interested in retaining some of the people with deep knowledge of this project and the history of Tacoma's streetcar system. I hope there's some opportunity for one of us to talk about all of the effort that was put into concept alignments three years ago.
Meetings of the Stakeholders Group will be open to the public,
More information is available from the City of Tacoma homepage: