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: 19 Minutes

Seattle is leading the nation is transit ridership growth. SDOT dives into the numbers. A lot has changed over the last 10 years. Link is one of the big ones. Excited about West Seattle or Ballard Link? ...

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Sound Transit in the News: Happy New Year!

We'll be running Link until 2 a.m. New Years Eve (or is it New Years Day at that point?), so make good choices and have a Happy New Year! Meanwhile or friends at King County Metro and the Seattle Streetcar ...

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Sound Transit in the News: News From the Transit/Transportation Universe

Sound Transit expanding Parking Permit Program WSDOT data show roads are getting worse. We have an idea for how to avoid (spoiler, it's transit!) Sound Transit orders new Tacoma Link cars Northend riders ...

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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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