The folks opposed to Sound Transit’s plans to build a berm to elevate railroad tracks through Tacoma’s Dome District aren’t giving up.
Do It Right Tacoma, a group promoting a "post and beam" alternative to the berm, will host a public meeting and walking tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 402 E. 26th St. to rally support for the cause.
Sound Transit plans to elevate the tracks as part of a new section of track required to extend Sounder commuter rail service to Lakewood. Opponents of the berm – basically a mound of earth – say it will create an unsightly barrier in the neighborhood and impede future development.
Sound Transit official say redesigning the section would cost more and further delay the completion of a project that originally was scheduled to be finished in 2001.