News releases

Sound Transit light rail ridership grew 6.1 percent and Sounder 4.5 percent in 2018

In 2018 Sound Transit continued to see significant growth in rail ridership, as Link light rail ridership increased 6.1 percent over 2017 and Sounder ridership increased 4.5 percent.

More Metro in March: Added service, all-door boarding on Third Avenue, and buses say goodbye to the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel

In partnership with the City of Seattle, more trips will be added on key bus routes beginning March 23. Metro is encouraging riders to study new stop locations in downtown Seattle when 15 routes are redirected onto different city streets and all buses shift out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) in preparation for opening regional light rail extensions. To keep service moving more easily for customers, Metro is launching all-door boarding on Third Avenue.

Public comment regarding potential locations for Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins today through April 1

Sound Transit has identified six potential sites in South King County for a new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) to serve the expansion of congestion-free light rail service in the Puget Sound.

Sound Transit releases call for system access funding proposals

Sound Transit has issued the first invitation for local governments to submit funding proposals under a new program to help make the region's transit services more accessible.

Public comment period for West Seattle, Ballard light rail project begins, open houses scheduled

Opportunity for the public to weigh in online and in person on end-to-end alternatives for West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions; comment period ends March 18

Public comment period for West Seattle, Ballard light rail project begins, open houses scheduled

Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite public and agency comment on route and station alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions project.

Sound Transit train, bus schedules for President’s Day

Sounder and ST Express to operate on regular weekday service; Link light rail on Saturday schedule, Tacoma Link on Sunday schedule

Sound Transit previews plans for keeping light rail service moving as construction crews tie in East Link light rail extension

Sound Transit today previewed construction plans for early 2020 that will connect the existing light rail system in downtown Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond, with service beginning in 2023.

Fife Mayor Kim Roscoe welcomed to Sound Transit Board

The Sound Transit Board today welcomed Fife Mayor Kim Roscoe as the newest member of the Sound Transit Board of Directors representing Pierce County.

Tacoma Link to run extended hours for busy weekend of concerts at Tacoma Dome

Sound Transit will operate extended hours to accommodate crowds leaving the Tacoma Dome for a series of events February 8 – 11.