News releases

News releases

Sound Transit Board seeks public input on priorities for managing COVID-19 revenue impacts, upward cost pressures

Through April 30, regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction. Sound Transit faces two…

Northgate Link light rail extension will open October 2

Sound Transit today announced that the Northgate Link light rail extension will open to passenger service on Saturday, October 2. The new extension, which is moving forward under budget, will offer riders reliable, traffic-free trips of only 14 minutes between Northgate and downtown Seattle. In…

Link closed this weekend between UW and SODO

Contractor crews continue their work this weekend to connect the overhead catenary power and train signal systems for East Link to the existing line. This will be the second of five consecutive weekends Link will be closed from SODO Station to University of Washington Station while this work takes…

Construction of Federal Way Link Extension’s first elevated track segments is underway

The first elevated light rail structures for the Federal Way Link Extension are now in place. Workers began installing the girders this week to support the elevated station platform of the future Kent/Des Moines station. Girders supporting the elevated rail line will be installed throughout the…

Streets around U District Station are re-opening as Northgate Link construction progresses

The streets around the U District Station for Link light rail are reopening to the public starting today, a milestone in the progress of construction for the Northgate Link extension. Brooklyn Avenue will open to traffic and pedestrians today, while NE 43rd Street is opening today to pedestrian…

Online open house for South Tacoma and Lakewood station access projects kicks off today

Sound Transit is seeking public input on how we can improve the experience of getting to and from Sounder trains and regional buses at South Tacoma and Lakewood stations. Access improvement projects can mean investments in safer walking, rolling and bicycling connections between stations and their…

Link closed this weekend between UW and SODO

Light rail to the Eastside comes one step closer as work to connect the overhead catenary power and train signal systems for East Link to the existing line gets started this weekend. This will be the first of five consecutive weekends Link will be closed from SODO Station to University of…

Sound Transit seeks public comment on Northgate Link extension Service and Fare Equity Analysis

Sound Transit is seeking public comment on the Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) Analysis conducted for the Northgate Link (Northgate) extension of Sound Transit's Link Light Rail system. The Federal Transit Administration requires a SAFE Analysis for new fixed guideway projects.   A draft of the…

Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension construction now 75% complete

Last Friday, crews completed track work on Martin Luther King Jr. Way for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, marking 75% completion of the project. More than 22,000 linear feet of track is now installed. "It's remarkable to think we are in the home stretch of completing this project in downtown…

Link light rail service will temporarily single-track at Tukwila International Boulevard station late evening March 18

Due to planned rail maintenance, Link light rail will be single-tracking at the Tukwila International Boulevard Station starting at 11 p.m. Thursday, March 18, until the end of service.  During this time, the southbound platform at the station will be closed. The northbound platform will be used…