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Sound Transit Board formally adopts $1 ORCA LIFT fares

The Sound Transit Board formally adopted the $1 fare for ORCA LIFT riders on Sound Transit services, effective March 1. The move follows the completion of a six-month demonstration project implemented in September 2022 at the Board’s direction. "A person’s income should never be a barrier to…

Sound Transit seeking feedback on Ballard Link further studies

Members of the public can learn about concepts being studied in the Ballard Link Extension project, and provide feedback on further studies in the CID, Downtown, and Interbay/Ballard segments by completing an online survey or attending an in-person drop-in event.  The survey, at https://survey.…

Contract for Sumner Station garage design and construction awarded

The Sound Transit Board has awarded a design-build contract for the parking garage at Sumner Station to Harbor Pacific Contractors, Inc. of Woodinville. When complete in early 2026, the $49 million garage will serve Sounder S Line passengers and users of Sound Transit Express services. The 602-…

Sound Transit seeks volunteer to serve on agency oversight panel

Sound Transit is seeking a volunteer from the North King County Subarea to help the agency succeed in meeting its commitments to the public. The Community Oversight Panel (COP) currently has one upcoming opening for the North King County Subarea beginning on March 1, 2023. Sound Transit relies on…

Link light rail to single track late Wednesday night between Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard Stations

Due to necessary track repair work, Link light rail trains will be single tracking between Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard stations tomorrow evening, January 25, starting at 9 p.m. until end of service. The work is needed to complete repairs to a cracked rail discovered last week…

Public comment period begins on Everett Link Extension and Operations and Maintenance Facility North

Today, Sound Transit launched a public engagement period for the Everett Link Extension project, which will extend Link light rail service north from Lynnwood City Center Station to Everett Station. This project also includes the Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North, which is necessary…

Link light rail to single track tonight between Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard Stations

Due to necessary track repair work, Link light rail trains will be single tracking between Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard stations this evening, starting at 9 p.m. until end of service. Because of the single tracking, trains will be running every 30 minutes during this time. The…

Sounder trains available for Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams

Seattle sports fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to this weekend’s Seahawks game. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field. The special service…

ORCA cards now available at eight new retail locations

ORCA card, the Puget Sound’s all-in-one transit card, is now available at eight new locations, including select Haggen, Boost Mobile, Chevron stores and the Vashon Thriftway.  Five new Haggen grocery store locations include:  26603 72nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 17641 Garden Way NE, Woodinville…

Sound Transit makes Link and ST Express buses fare-free all day on New Year’s Eve

Link light rail and ST Express buses will be fare-free all day New Year’s Eve, providing passengers with a safe and reliable option for their holiday travel plans.  Link light rail and Sound Transit Express buses are fare-free from 4 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, to 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Sound Transit…