third runway Section

Class Action Lawsuit Against Port of Seattle Over 3rd Runway Denied

Class Action Lawsuit Against Port of Seattle Over 3rd Runway Denied

On Monday (April 9), a King County judge denied class action status for over 300 homeowners who sued the Port of Seattle in 2009 over its use of Sea-Tac Airport’s controversial Third Runway…

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

Port Of Seattle “Part 150” Noise Study Technical Session Set For July 29th

The Port of Seattle announced Monday (July 12) that, due to requests received at the last workshop, they’re holding a technical session on the “Part 150” airport noise study on Thursday,... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Story & Photos by Rachel M. Lusby Noise problems were the primary topic on the minds of at least 30 attendees at Wednesday’s C.A.S.E. meeting (Citizens Against SeaTac Expansion). Managing Director... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Managing Director Mark Reis To Address Airport Noise Wed. Night

Sea-Tac Managing Director Mark Reis To Address Airport Noise Wed. Night

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, April 7th from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

BREAKING: Third Runway Suddenly Closed, Mysterious Digging Begins

BREAKING: Third Runway Suddenly Closed, Mysterious Digging Begins

by Robb Patrickson In a surprise announcement, Sea-Tac Airport’s infamous third runway will be put out of service “immediately and indefinitely,” said a spokesman for the Port of Seattle,... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Noise Hotline Complaints Continue

Sea-Tac Airport Noise Hotline Complaints Continue

The Regional Commission on Airport Affairs (RCAA) has a blog where they post frequent updates on all things having to do with Sea-Tac Airport, including noise and other complaints. It’s a great... [Read more]

March 23 Port Commission Meeting To Include Part 150 Noise Study Update

March 23 Port Commission Meeting To Include Part 150 Noise Study Update

The next Port of Seattle Commission meeting, scheduled for 1pm on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Cove in Normandy Park, will also include a staff update on the Part 150 Airport Noise Study. The Commission... [Read more]

LETTER: Regional Commission On Airport Affairs On “Part 150” Workshop

LETTER: Regional Commission On Airport Affairs On “Part 150” Workshop

From the Regional Commission on Airport Affairs, we received this letter (posted also on their blog) regarding Wednesday night’s (Feb. 24th) “Part 150” airport noise workshop put on by... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Part 150’ Airport Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday Night

REMINDER: ‘Part 150’ Airport Noise Study Workshop Is Wednesday Night

REMINDER: The first in a series of public workshops for Sea-Tac Airport’s “Part 150 Noise Study” is scheduled for this Wednesday night (Feb. 24th) at Mount Rainier High School (located... [Read more]

“Part 150” Airport Noise Study Workshop Set for Feb. 24th

“Part 150” Airport Noise Study Workshop Set for Feb. 24th

The first in a series of public workshops for Sea-Tac Airport’s “Part 150 Noise Study” is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24th at Mount Rainier High School (locatrd at 22450 19th Ave.... [Read more]

Next C.A.S.E. Meeting Is Wednesday Night At 7pm

Next C.A.S.E. Meeting Is Wednesday Night At 7pm

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Next CASE Meeting Is 7-9pm Wednesday, Oct. 7th

Next CASE Meeting Is 7-9pm Wednesday, Oct. 7th

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7th from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Confront Port Of Seattle And FAA Officials About Airport Noise At Community Meeting

by Ralph Nichols If it wasn’t already obvious before Tuesday (Sept. 29) night’s community meeting about additional noise generated by commercial jets using Sea-Tac International Airport’s... [Read more]

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

A second community meeting on Sea-Tac Airport noise has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29th from 7pm to 9pm at the State Criminal Justice Training Commission Auditorium in Burien (located at 19010 First... [Read more]

Next CASE Meeting Is 7-9pm On Wednesday, Sept. 2nd

Next CASE Meeting Is 7-9pm On Wednesday, Sept. 2nd

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Reconstruction On Sea-Tac Airport's 1st Runway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction On Sea-Tac Airport's 1st Runway

On Tuesday, Aug. 18th, the Port of Seattle hosted members of the press at a tour of the reconstruction project that is in the final stages of completion on the first (as well as oldest and longest) runway,... [Read more]

State Officials, Local Leaders Hosting Meeting On Airplane Noise Wed., Aug. 19th; Residents Are Invited

State Officials, Local Leaders Hosting Meeting On Airplane Noise Wed., Aug. 19th; Residents Are Invited

Residents of the Highline area are invited to a community meeting about airport noise on Wednesday, Aug. 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Des Moines City Hall. The meeting will be hosted by local legislators,... [Read more]

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

Lora Lake Apartments Coming Down; What Will Replace Them? Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols As demolition crews prepared this week to tear down the Lora Lake Apartments – long the center of heated controversy over affordable housing in Burien – near Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

Regional Commission On Airport Affairs Noise Meeting Is 7/17

Regional Commission On Airport Affairs Noise Meeting Is 7/17

Bothered by Airport Noise? Wonder just how loud airport noise is in your neighborhood and/or other areas around Sea-Tac Airport? Want to support efforts to monitor airport noise levels and obtain independent... [Read more]

First It Was The Third Runway – Now Sound Transit’s Light Link Rail Is Too Loud? Take Our Poll…

First It Was The Third Runway – Now Sound Transit’s Light Link Rail Is Too Loud? Take Our Poll…

First it was SeaTac Airport’s new third runway, and now KOMO News is reporting that Sound Transit’s new Light Link rail system is too loud. According to the story, some local residents are... [Read more]

Area Residents File Class Action Lawsuit Over 3rd Runway

Area Residents File Class Action Lawsuit Over 3rd Runway

Monday afternoon (June 15th) a class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of area residents who are upset with Sea-Tac Airport’s third runway against the Port of Seattle, claiming that noise and vibrations from aircraft are over and above what the Port has promised.

The class action lawsuit claims that as the runway was being developed and built, planning documents stated that it was to “only be used as an alternate runway to reduce delays in bad weather.”

Lawyers from the firm Pfau Cochrain Vertetis Kosnoff, PLLC contend that the port mislead residents to believe that the statement in the documents would be followed. However, since the runway’s opening, the plaintiffs claim that the port is now using the third runway for both departures and arrivals, bad weather or not, and at all hours of the day…

Residents Plan To Sue Port Of Seattle Over 3rd Runway

Residents Plan To Sue Port Of Seattle Over 3rd Runway

Over 150 area residents turned out Sunday to hear lawyers discuss an upcoming class action lawsuit against the Port of Seattle over the third runway.

by Jack Mayne

Big 757s taking off and landing right over your house can jar nerves and rattle lifestyles, yet a lot of people have to live that way every day – and many are ready to fight on in court.

“I can’t sleep at night,” said one person at a meeting Sunday afternoon at the SeaTac Community Center. “It got better for a while, but then they opened the new runway and now I can’t hear people in the room,” said another person, “or what is on TV.” Still another said people had moved from his rental properties and others said the value of their property, already hammered by the faltering economy, have gone lower because of the November opening of the runway….

Third Runway Litigators Will Meet Sunday April 19th

Third Runway Litigators Will Meet Sunday April 19th

Residents in the path of Sea-Tac Airport’s third runway, negatively affected by increased noise and toxic fumes, are meeting with attorneys on Sunday, April 19th to prepare a lawsuit against the Port of Seattle.

The meeting will be held at 2:30pm, Sunday at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave. South in SeaTac. Area homeowners are invited. Trial attorneys Michael Pfau and Darrell Cochran, known for a string of successful, high-profile verdicts and settlements, are partnering with Seattle personal-injury attorney Will Dixon.

Sunday’s meeting is a discussion of homeowners’ rights, and potential remedies available under the law. Concerned residents living near the third runway’s flight path first contacted and met with attorneys on Jan. 10th

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was slightly injured Wednesday morning around 10:15am during a courtesy visit to Burien. Mayor Nickels was observing improvements to the 1st Ave. South corridor... [Read more]