March 8, 2016 Contact:
Tom Tiegen, Director, Parks and Recreation
425-754-9158Peter McGraw, Media Officer, Port of Seattle
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.”