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Changes are coming to Tacoma Link next year.

Let us know what you think about Tacoma Link fare options

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Now is your chance to weigh in on new fares on Tacoma Link when the Hilltop Extension opens in 2022. 

Setting fare levels on Tacoma Link

Since Tacoma Link's launch in 2003, Sound Transit has provided fare-free light rail service between the Tacoma Dome and the downtown Theater District, thanks in part to a fare subsidy agreement with the Downtown Tacoma Partnership.

In 2016 the Sound Transit Board directed staff to develop a fare proposal that would take effect when Tacoma Link expanded service beyond downtown.

We're now less than a year away from that exciting milestone.

The Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension will add 2.4 miles to the route and six new stations in the Stadium District and Hilltop neighborhood.

Get involved

Now we're seeking the community's feedback on two options for establishing fare levels.

Option 1 is similar to Pierce Transit’s fares for adult, youth, seniors and passengers with disabilities.

Option 2 aligns with Sound Transit's lowest fares on our existing Link light rail service.

Both options propose a $1.50 ORCA LIFT fare for low-income adults, which applies across all of Sound Transit's bus and train services.

If approved by the Board, fare collection would begin with the opening of expanded Tacoma Link service, currently planned for May of 2022.

Tacoma Link fare options


Option 1

Option 2

Adult (age 19-64) $2.00 $2.25
Low-income adult (ORCA LIFT) $1.50 $1.50
Youth (age 6-18) $1.00 $1.50
Senior/Disabled (age 65+ or qualifying disability) $1.00 $1.00

Tell us what you think by July 25, 2021

A worker in an orange jacket and white hard hat does utility work in the street as part of the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension.
Construction continues as crews work to bring Link service to more neighborhoods in Tacoma.

More stories on Hilltop Tacoma Link construction

Hopefully this isn't the first time you've run across our continuing coverage of this project.

Check out our past stories for more action shots and information.

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Women power progress on Sound Transit job sites

Four-year light rail outlook: where are we now, and where are we going?

Or you can see all of our Hilltop Tacoma stories by clicking on the category listing below (or on the right if you're reading this on your desktop or tablet).

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