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Posted on: March 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Snohomish County and Port of Seattle Agree to Protect Rail/Trail Corridor

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March 8, 2016
  
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Tom Tiegen, Director, Parks and Recreation
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Peter McGraw, Media Officer, Port of Seattle
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206-787-3446

 

Snohomish County and Port of Seattle Agree to Protect Rail/Trail Corridor 

 

Everett and Seattle, Wash. –Today Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and Port of Seattle Commission President John Creighton applauded the agreement to protect 42-miles of rail corridor in Snohomish County.

“We are very pleased that the Snohomish County Council and the Port of Seattle Commission have approved the acquisition of the eastside rail corridor,” said Executive Somers. “We will keep this corridor under public ownership and are committed to preserving this rail with trail asset. This is the first step of many to protect a valuable community property.”


 “The Port of Seattle is pleased that we could bring the 42-mile long rail corridor under public ownership and preserve it for generations to come,” said Seattle Port Commission President John Creighton, “We are thankful that we were able to partner with local governments up and down the corridor in preserving a valuable resource for the benefit of everyone in the region.”

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