The Platform

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About The Platform

Bruce Gray

The native Hoosier joined Sound Transit in 2003 after getting laid off from his technical writing job at Adobe Systems during a tech downturn. Prior to that he reported for the Associated Press.  Formerly a Sound Transit spokesperson, he now manages Sound Transit’s social media channels. The 17-year Columbia City resident rides Link to work as much as possible and spends his spare time playing soccer, skiing, camping and keeping up with two daughters.

2017 look back: Every picture tells a story

It seems like a long time ago that we kicked off 2017 but as the year draws to a close, we here at The Platform thank all our loyal readers of this fledgling “blog.” We got off to a good start and are ...

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Reserved parking: Sound Transit looking at expanding paid parking permits to solo drivers

Next year Sound Transit will start outreach to get feedback on plans to offer reserved parking for solo drivers who are frequent transit riders. The permits could be available in late 2018. The initiative ...

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Why doesn't Link light rail use turnstiles?

Much like we assume Peter Dinklage can't go to a dinner party without being asked about dragons and crossbows, one of the most common questions we get is, "Why don't the Link trains use turnstiles* like ...

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Crossing Lake Washington

East Link light rail employs cutting-edge technology to cross I-90 floating bridge (Editor's note: Popular Science Magazine recently named the the technology behind running trains across a floating bridge ...

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Going underground - East Link light rail moving forward under downtown Bellevue

Regional media visited the East Link project this week to see the mining operations beneath downtown Bellevue where light rail trains will run in 2023. The mining is going well with about 700 feet of the ...

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Celebrate 18 years of ST Express bus service!

Today we thank all of our ST Express bus riders for 18 happy years of service! It was on this day in 1999 that the now-ubiquitous blue and white buses first rolled out in King, Pierce and Snohomish ...

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