Tacoma Link Expansion
The 1.6-mile Tacoma Link light rail line currently serves six stations between the Theater District and Tacoma Dome Station. Trains run every 12 minutes during the day and served nearly a million riders in 2011. Voters approved Sound Transit 2 in 2008, which included funding for a partnership to explore options for expanding Tacoma Link.
This project will identify and study alternative travel corridors for expanding the Tacoma Link system and produce a project financing plan that identifies committed and potential funding sources. Sound Transit, in cooperation with the City of Tacoma and Pierce Transit, is engaging the community to help identify a range of alternatives, study these alternatives and determine a preferred alternative for expansion.
Project phase: Scoping & alternatives analysis
Milestones: Alternative analysis May 2012 - April 2013
Preferred corridor expected to be identified spring of 2013
Expansion Alternatives Analysis Report & SEPA Addendum
May 16, 2013: Report and SEPA Addendum, Appendices A and B
Open house Apr 2013 display - hybrid corridors
Apr 11, 2013: Maps of hybrid corridors H1 and H2
Open house Apr 2013 display - corridors
Apr 11, 2013: All corridors considered; corridors meeting all screening criteria
Open house Apr 2013 display - project evaluation
Apr 11, 2013: Public comments (key themes), alternatives evaluation summary
Sound Transit is committed to communicating with Tacoma residents and businesses about the project and providing meaningful opportunities to get involved. You can:
- Receive advance notice about public meetings and opportunities to provide input through local newspapers, blogs, project mailings and this website. Subscribe
- Attend public meetings to hear project updates, learn how decisions will be made and provide comments.