Tacoma Link Expansion

Tacoma Link light rail passes Union Station in Tacoma

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, engaged the community to help identify a range of alternatives, study these alternatives  and determine a preferred alternative for expansion. Sound Transit will continue to engage the community throughout conceptual design and environmental review for the selected alignment.

 

Mode: Link

Project phase: Environmental review

Milestones: 

  • Summer  2013, complete some early technical work on the corridor alignment/Negotiate new scope of work with the consultant
  • Fall 2013, identify potential route alignments within E1 corridor
  • Winter 2013, Sound Transit identifies alignment for potential expansion (link to map showing new alignment)
  • Spring/Summer 2014, begin conceptual engineering on selected alignment and environmental analysis. Identify station locations and site options to expand the existing operations and maintenance facility.

Outreach staff

Erin Hunter Allison Gregg
Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Office Phone: 206-398-5063
Email Address: allison.gregg@soundtransit.org

Online survey

give input

Share your thoughts about potential station locations, maintenance facility site options and any other comments you may have for the project team. The survey will close on May 23.

Online survey

Latest news

Tacoma Link Expansion Folio May 2014
Aug 12, 2014: Tacoma Link Expansion Project Overview May 2014

Tacoma Link Expansion Open House Boards May 2014
May 20, 2014: Tacoma Link Expansion Open House Boards May 2014

Tacoma Link Expansion Open House Boards May 2014
May 20, 2014: Tacoma Link Expansion Open House Boards May 2014

Online survey guide
May 9, 2014: Background information for online survey coinciding with May 2014 open house

Get involved

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.