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2015 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.

In early 2016 Link light rail will open service to two new stations, one at Capitol Hill and the other at the University of Washington near Husky Stadium. Ahead of the opening, King County Metro and Sound Transit want your input on changes to the bus system that will occur when the new Link stations open

In March of 2016, Sound Transit, Metro and the public participated in the first round of discussion over possible changes. Based on those recommendations, Sound Transit is proposing changes to these Eastside bus routes. Learn more here.

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Current materials

2015 Service Implementation Plan Executive Summary (Complete)
2015 Service Implementation Plan (Complete)

Updated service standards

The 2014 service standards have been approved by the Sound Transit board. These guidelines will be 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 changes:
pdf 2014 Service Standards and Performance Measures

Materials from previous years

 2014 Service Implementation Plan pdf (Complete)

2014 Service Implementation Plan Executive Summary (Complete)

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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