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December 23, 2008
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Happy Holidays

The Manufacturing Industrial Council and the Duwamish Transportation Management Association will reopen for business Monday, January 5, 2009. The next issue of the Seattle Industry ebulletin will appear Wednesday, January 7. Best wishes for the holidays.


To ensure that on-street parking spaces used by businesses and residents are not filled by commuters, SDOT and Sound Transit started working with neighborhoods in April 2008 to design parking regulations, such as time limits, restricted parking zones, and load zones around each station.

NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP. SDOT and Sound Transit are asking for your input to make sure that effective parking plans are in place before light rail trains begin carrying passengers next year, July 2009.

Please begin by looking at the parking management proposal for your neighborhood station area (attached pdf) and either:
1) send an email to with comments/questions/approval,
2) complete the short, on-line questionnaire (Link to the questionnaire:
3) attend the SODO Open House on Thursday, January 22nd - Mezza Cafe, Starbucks Corporate Building, Floor 3, 2401 S Utah St/S Lander St from 10 am - 12 pm, or
4) call 206.684.8186 to leave a message about the proposal.

All of the above information (plus more!) can be found at

Thank you for your participation and your interest in making your community a better place to live, work, and visit.

Holiday schedules for Metro Transit
Bus riders should plan ahead for different schedules during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Metro will be operating with Sunday schedules on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and then using the new "partial holiday" schedule on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Read more:

Puget Pass Delayed
The distribution of January 2009 Puget Passes to transit riders has been delayed due to production problems. The problems only affect the Puget Passes. Get details at:

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