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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 names new Director for Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion

Jackie Martinez-Vasquez starts today as Sound Transit's Director of the newly-formed Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion. "I am delighted to join Sound Transit," Martinez-Vasquez ...

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Link is the best way to Husky Stadium

With the University of Washington station literally steps from Husky Stadium, Link light rail is the best way to get to and from one of the greatest college football settings in the country. No traffic ...

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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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From the Boardroom: 600 new homes coming to Roosevelt, Capitol Hill, and First Hill

Thursday was a big day for housing near transit, or what the wonks call "transit-oriented development" (TOD). The Sound Transit Board approved three motions that will bring nearly 600 new units of ...

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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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