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Project updates: Puyallup station improvements

Sep 17, 2018

Tell us your design ideas - online survey open through Sept. 21

Thanks to everyone who attended the Sept. 11th open house about the visual design of the new parking garage at Puyallup Station. Displays from the open house are posted online, including a map showing pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the area.

If you missed the event, please visit the online survey, open through Sept. 21, to share your thoughts about the look and feel of the garage – should it feel modern or classic? Stand out or blend in?

Learn more about this project

Sound Transit is building a new parking garage and improving bicycle and pedestrian access at Puyallup Station so that more people can conveniently access Sounder and enjoy a traffic-free commute. We will hire a construction contractor in 2019; the garage and surface parking will open in 2021; all bicycle and pedestrian improvements will be complete by 2023. Learn more.

Stay connected

Request a briefing. If you are part of a neighborhood or community organization that would like to host a briefing, please get in touch.

Aug 30, 2018

Tell us your design ideas for the new parking garage at Puyallup Station

Sound Transit is building a new parking garage at Puyallup Station so that more people can conveniently access Sounder and enjoy a traffic-free commute. Before we select a firm to design and construct the garage, we invite you to provide input on the visual design that best fits the Puyallup community. Should it feel modern or classic? Stand out or blend in? Join us at our drop-in session to get an update on the project and give feedback on design elements.

Open house
Tuesday, Sept. 11
5 – 7 p.m.
Puyallup Activity Center
210 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup

Give feedback online

Can't make it in person? Take our online survey to share your thoughts about the visual design. We are collecting community feedback through Sept. 21.

Learn more about this project

Sound Transit is improving access to the Puyallup Sounder station for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and bus riders, including construction of a garage adding approximately 500 new parking spaces, new surface parking with approximately 165 stalls, and sidewalk and bicycle enhancements. The garage and surface parking will open in 2021; all bicycle and pedestrian improvements will be complete by 2023. Learn more.

Reminder: Free Lyft trips to/from Puyallup station

Pierce Transit is partnering with Lyft to provide free on-demand rides to and from the Puyallup Sounder station and other transit centers. The free rides are available from specific locations only - see the map on the Pierce Transit website for details. Rides to the station are available Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. through 7 p.m.

How it works

To get a free ride to the Puyallup Sounder station:

  • Type your address in the Pierce Transit map to see if you're in the eligible zone. (Both the green and orange zones are eligible for free trips to Puyallup Station.)
  • If you already use Lyft, tap your profile picture, tap promos, enter the promo code "18FIFEPUY"and apply.
  • If you're new to Lyft, download the app on your phone and set up an account. Even though rides are free under this program, you'll need to set up a payment option. Then request rides from within one of the service zones during eligible times.
  • To find your Lyft at the Puyallup Sounder station, use the yellow curb near the train platform off West Main Avenue.
  • For more information, visit Pierce Transit's Limited Access Connections website.

Also see the How-to video here: https://youtu.be/ATWOuVM8_zc.

May 15, 2018

New access option for Puyallup Sounder station

Looking for another way to get to the Puyallup Sounder station? Pierce Transit is partnering with rideshare company Lyft to provide free on-demand rides to and from the Puyallup Sounder station and other transit centers. The free rides are available from specific locations only - see the map on the Pierce Transit website for details. Rides to the Sounder station are available Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. through 7 p.m.

The pilot project, called "Limited Access Connections," launches May 15th.

How it works

To get a free ride to the Puyallup Sounder station:

  • Type your address in the Pierce Transit map to see if you're in the eligible zone.
  • If you already use Lyft, tap your profile picture, tap promos, enter the promo code "18FIFEPUY"and apply.
  • If you're new to Lyft, download the app on your phone and set up an account. Even though rides are free under Limited Access Connections, you'll need to set up a payment option. Then request rides from within one of the service zones and during eligible times.
  • To find your Lyft at the Puyallup Sounder station, use the yellow curb near the train platform off West Main Avenue.
  • For more information, visit Pierce Transit's Limited Access Connections website.

May is Bike Month!

Ever considered bicycling to the Puyallup station? May is Bike Month, and a great time to try out cycling. While bicycles are allowed on Sounder Trains, we encourage our bicycling riders to take advantage of the bike parking also available at all Sounder stations. For more information, visit our bike page, or contact bicycles@soundtransit.org.

Puyallup Station access improvements

In 2016, the Sound Transit Board selected a preferred package of access improvements for the Puyallup Station, including a new garage (503 spaces), new surface parking (166 spaces), and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Construction of the garage is expected to begin in 2019, and is expected to open in 2021.

May 10, 2016

Thank you for your input

Thank you for your participation and feedback throughout the environmental phase! Almost 70 people attended the open house on Tuesday, February 23 and over 670 people visited the online open house. Your input helped the Sound Transit Board of Directors select station access improvements for the Puyallup Sounder station.

On Thursday, April 28, the Sound Transit Board of Directors approved a new parking garage, more surface parking, a pedestrian bridge, sidewalk and pedestrian lighting, and improved pedestrian and bicycle connections to improve transit rider access to the station.

Now that the package of improvements is finalized, what’s next?

Next steps for the project includes the Board considering actions to authorize property purchase and the start of final design. Stay tuned for future opportunities to provide design input.

For more information about the selected improvements, feel free to read the press release or visit the project website at soundtransit.org/puyallupimprovements.

Questions?
Contact Tralayne Myers, Community Outreach Specialist at 206-398-5014 or tralayne.myers@soundtransit.org

Feb 25, 2016

Thank you for attending the recent open house

Puyallup Station open house

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Sound Transit hosted an open house at Puyallup City Hall for the Puyallup Station Access Improvements Project. Almost 70 people attended the meeting to learn more about the project. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

We want to hear from you

If you couldn't make the meeting, you can visit our online open house to learn about the project's purpose and schedule, view conceptual designs of the proposed new garage and learn about the results of the environmental analysis. After reviewing the materials, fill out a short survey and share which of the proposed improvements are most important to you. The online open house and survey will be live through Wednesday, March 2.

Questions?

Contact Tralayne Myers, Community Outreach Specialist at 206-398-5014 or tralayne.myers@soundtransit.org.

Visit the Puyallup Station Improvements project page.

Aug 28, 2014

Additional parking, pedestrian and bike options chosen as preferred alternatives for improving rider access to Sounder stations in Puyallup and Sumner

The Sound Transit Board of Directors today unanimously identified additional parking and access improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists at the popular Sounder train stations in Puyallup and Sumner. Read the full news release here.

May 5, 2014

Open house May 14 at the Liberty Theater

Please join Sound Transit for an upcoming open house. We will review the latest evaluation of potential ways to improve access to Puyallup Station.

Puyallup Station Open House
Wednesday, May 14, 4 - 7 PM
Liberty Theater (116 W Main Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371)

Please join us to let us know what you think about:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian access improvement plans
  • Potential new parking lots or garages

Can't make it to a public meeting? Learn more and participate online. To request translation services or accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 1-800-823-9230 / TTY Relay: 711.