The Platform

Your express stop for the latest news and behind-the-scenes Sound Transit information

About The Platform

Matthew Johnson

Matt is a Rider Information Specialist who joined Sound Transit in 2013. He has a keen eye for keeping Sound Transit riders informed about what’s happening with their bus or train commutes. The south Alabama native lives in Columbia City, rides Link to work and enjoys talking about trains and subways to anyone who will listen when he’s not busy with his baby daughter and four-year-old son.

Sound Transit in the News: The Future

A Peek at Next Gen ORCA Two big items on Sound Transit’s agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill New Parking Garages Coming to Sounder Stations in Auburn and Kent Arizona DOT ...

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Sound Transit in the News: Train on a Floating Bridge

East Link's floating bridge is winning awards all over the place. Popular Science just named it one of the 100 greatest innovations of 2017. Here's the Seattle Times' coverage.  Auburn is looking at ...

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Sound Transit in the News: Just Getting Started

Seattle weekend traffic: Seahawks, Geek Girl Con, and more. We have a good solution, take transit! Who's ready to take to the train to Ballard and West Seattle? We're getting started. Sounder service ...

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Service Change weekend of Sept. 23 & 24

Highlights of service changes effective Sept. 23, 24 and 25 include: Link light rail: No changes Tacoma Link light rail: No changes Sounder: Northline: No Changes Southline: New trips added. More ...

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Sound Transit in the News: Special Event Trains Coming

Seattle Transit Blog writes up our July ridership report. Short version: Link is still growing fast.  We'll be running special Sounder service for the Seahawks Home Opener. Seattle weekend traffic: Lots ...

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Sound Transit in the News: Golden

Your weekly list of Sound Transit stories. Tacoma's new Freighthouse Square train station nearly complete Sounder train to run Sunday afternoon for Mariners vs. Yankees game  New pedestrian bridge ...

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