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 one million riders in 2012. 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: Environmental review
- Summer 2013, complete some early technical work on the corridor alignment/Negotiate new scope of work with the consultant
- Fall 2013, identify potential route alternatives within E1 corridor and determine necessary level of environmental review
- Winter 2013/2014, begin conceptual engineering on route alternatives and environmental analysis
Tacoma Link Expansion
Tacoma Link Expansion Meeting
Jan 9, 2014 to Jan 9, 2014: Sound Transit is beginning the next phase of the Tacoma Link Expansion and would like the public to weigh in on route alignment questions.
Infrastructure Planning and Sustainability presentation
Nov 19, 2013: Tacoma Link expansion Infrastructure Planning and Sustainability presentation
Expanding Tacoma Link
Sep 11, 2013: Tacoma Link expansion project fact sheet
May 23, 2013: Sound Transit Board selects corridor for potential Tacoma Link expansion
Expansion Alternatives Analysis Report & SEPA Addendum
May 16, 2013: Report and SEPA Addendum, Appendices A and B
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.