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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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Sound Transit recognized for excellence across a wide spectrum of disciplines

It’s awards season and Sound Transit is proud to have been recognized for achievements across a broad spectrum of architecture, environmental, and project management categories this fall. Excellence in ...

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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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Beacon Hill "Common Threads" art poles rise again!

Special to The Platform by Tim Marsden, Sound Transit Art Maintenance Specialist (and all-around good guy) The Sound Transit Art Program would like to announce the return of Carl Smool’s artwork "Common ...

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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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Dig it: Bellevue light rail tunnel update

Sound Transit contractors began mining the new light rail tunnel under downtown Bellevue in February. They started at roughly Main Street and 112th Avenue Northeast and are about 500 feet into their 2000 ...

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