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Service planning

Updating service standards

Sound Transit periodically updates the service standards used to design, evaluate and modify transit service. These guidelines are used to plan new services and manage existing bus and train assets. In 2014, the proposed revisions focus on updates to the evaluation and adjustment of existing services.

Read about the proposed changes:
pdf 2014 Service Standards Update

You can also learn more and speak with staff at an open house:

Thursday, April 3
Noon-1 p.m.
Union Station
401 S. Jackson St., Seattle

The Sound Transit Board is scheduled to accept public comment and take action at its Board meeting:

Thursday, April 24
1:30 p.m.
Union Station
401 S. Jackson St., Seattle

2014 Service Implementation Plan

Each year, a Service Implementation Plan (SIP) is prepared by Sound Transit's service planning department to guide the delivery of ST Express bus, Sounder commuter rail and Link light rail services. Developed in close coordination with the agency's proposed budget and long-range financial plan, the SIP describes service and revisions proposed for the upcoming budget year, together with preliminary proposals and financial estimates for the subsequent five-year period.

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Current materials

pdf 2014 Service Implementation Plan (Complete)

pdf 2014 Service Implementation Plan Executive Summary (Complete)

Materials from previous years

2013 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Complete)

2013 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2012 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2011 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2010 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2009 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2008 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2007 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2006 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

2005 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Executive Summary)

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