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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]

Next CASE Meeting Is Wednesday, April 1st

Next CASE Meeting Is Wednesday, April 1st

The Citizens Against Sea-Tac Expansion (C.A.S.E.) is holding their monthly “Sea-Tac Expansion” Meeting on Wednesday, April 1st from 7pm to 9pm at the ERAC offices, located at 15675 Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

Citizens Against SeaTac Expansion Meeting Is March 4th

Citizens Against SeaTac Expansion Meeting Is March 4th

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

CASE Monthly Airport Issue Meeting Is Wed. Feb. 4th

CASE Monthly Airport Issue Meeting Is Wed. Feb. 4th

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

Angry Residents Voice 3rd Runway Concerns To Port

Angry Residents Voice 3rd Runway Concerns To Port

by Nicholas Wolfe About 100 Highline residents and local public officials, angry and frustrated with flight operations involving the third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport, voiced their complaints... [Read more]

Residents Accuse Port of Seattle Of Lying About 3rd Runway

Residents Accuse Port of Seattle Of Lying About 3rd Runway

by Nicholas Wolfe The Port of Seattle committed “fraud” by misrepresenting its actual plan for use of the third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport until after the controversial addition... [Read more]

Monthly 3rd Runway CASE Meeting Is Wed., Jan 7th

Monthly 3rd Runway CASE Meeting Is Wed., Jan 7th

They say that great things come in threes (unless of course you live under the new flightpath and you’re talking about airport runways…), and this coming week is no exception, as there will... [Read more]

Highline Forum 3rd Runway Public Meeting w/Port Is Jan. 8th

Highline Forum 3rd Runway Public Meeting w/Port Is Jan. 8th

Not to cause confusion or anything, but there’s a second, very important meeting coming up Thursday, Jan. 8th regarding Sea-Tac Airport’s third runway (another residents meeting is scheduled... [Read more]

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Next Third Runway Noise Complainers’ Meeting Is Jan. 10th

Despite the fading away of the recent snowstorm and hectic holiday season, one thing is not fading away from the psyche of thousands of Burien residents in 2009: THIRD RUNWAY NOISE According to neighborhood... [Read more]

Highline Forum Meeting On 3rd Runway Noise Is Dec. 18th

Highline Forum Meeting On 3rd Runway Noise Is Dec. 18th

A special Highline Forum public meeting on the newly-opened third runway with Port of Seattle officials will be held this Thursday, Dec. 18th, from 9am to 10am at the conference room on the mezzanine level... [Read more]

The Seattle Times Covers Third Runway Noise

The Seattle Times Covers Third Runway Noise

Looks like our mainstream media friends are finally catching onto an issue we’ve been covering for weeks now: Third runway noise complaints from angry residents. Read today’s story from The... [Read more]

Third Runway Noise Complainers Holding Meeting Dec. 19th

Third Runway Noise Complainers Holding Meeting Dec. 19th

The B-Town Blog has been covering area residents’ complaints about the newly-opened third runway (previous coverage here and here), and now we have this little tidbit of info to share: Several residents... [Read more]

Third Runway Noise Problem Not Fading Away

Third Runway Noise Problem Not Fading Away

by Scott Schaefer Since we first posted this story (on Monday, Nov. 24th) regarding area residents complaints about increased noise from Sea-Tac Airports newly-opened third runway, we’ve received... [Read more]

Has The Third Runway Increased Noise In Burien?

Has The Third Runway Increased Noise In Burien?

From our E-Mailbox comes this query from a Shorewood-area resident named Tony: Photo of first airplane taking off from third runway courtesy Port of Seattle. I was just wondering if you or any other readers... [Read more]

Hovering Helicopters Mean Third Runway Is Officially Open

Hovering Helicopters Mean Third Runway Is Officially Open

Right now (around 4pm 11/20/08) there is a plethora of media helicopters hovering over Burien. Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world as we know it, it’s just proof that the third... [Read more]