Newcastle Town Hall set on commuter rail

A grassroots Town Hall meeting will be held Thursday at the Newport Way Library to discuss launching a commuter rail service on the Eastside, sponsored by Eastside Rail Now!

A grassroots Town Hall meeting will be held Thursday at the Newport Way Library to discuss launching a commuter rail service on the Eastside, sponsored by Eastside Rail Now!

Informal discussion begins at 6:30 p.m., and the main agenda will start at 7 p.m.

Organizers are encouraging those to attend who are interested in helping improve the Eastside transportation, protect the environment and increase the accountability of local and regional government.

The library is located near 14250 S.E. Newport Way. For those using public transportation, the most convenient bus route is No. 271.

Eastside Rail Now! (www.eastsiderailnow.org) is a grassroots environmental organization that was formed by about a dozen Bellevue residents in early 2007 to stop a county proposal to preserve the Eastside railroad corridor, possibly as a trail.

The rail corridor runs from Renton to Snohomish.

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