- Crossing Pacific Avenue on an overpass, displacing six businesses, lowering Pacific and several lesser streets;
- Crossing Pacific at street level, displacing seven businesses, and raise Pacific and several other streets.
Both options would involve closing part of 'A' St. between 25th and 26th.
Timing is not the only factor at risk. Track and signal work on the Tacoma Dome to Lakewood extension originally was estimated to cost $148 million; however, because of the debate over the route and construction delays, the cost is expected to rise $65 million to $75 million.
Those opposing the recommended options believe that an extenuated public process will bring out better ideas for what will be a "once in our lifetimes" decision.
Sound Transit will hold an open house Thursday to answer questions about the Sounder route and other proposed service changes. The open house will run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Room at Freighthouse Square (440 E. 26th St.).