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Sound Transit CEO Selection Committee meets on June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors will convene the ninth meeting of its CEO Selection Committee on Thursday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The committee will hold an executive session to discuss the qualifications of CEO applicants, as authorized under RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g). The committee…

Sound Transit will hold public Board and Committee meetings starting in June

Sound Transit will open the Ruth Fisher Boardroom starting June 1, 2022 for the public to attend public Board and Committee meetings. The State of Washington rescinded the executive order requiring virtual meetings effective June 1, 2022. Meetings will be held at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson…

Board adopts updated fare compliance approaches, lowering ORCA LIFT fare and extending subsidized pass and ambassador programs

The Sound Transit Board today completed its adoption of a package of changes that update Sound Transit’s fare compliance approaches, including approving funding for ambassador staff to more than double fare checks. The Board also reinforced support for income-qualified riders, including lower ORCA…

Sounder Mariners game day trains May 29

Seattle Mariners fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Mariners 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, May 29 against the Houston Astros.  Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to…

Closure of northbound I-5 highway and ramps at Mountlake Terrace scheduled overnight for May 20-22

Crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension will be closing the northbound lanes of I-5 between State Route 104 and 220th Avenue SW in Mountlake Terrace (MLT) overnight starting on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. Starting as early as 11 p.m. on Friday, the northbound lanes of I-5 will be…

Sound Transit System Expansion Committee Workshop on the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions confirmed for Friday, May 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The Sound Transit System Expansion Committee will convene a special West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Workshop on Friday, May 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions project including…

Sound Transit seeking public feedback on proposed changes to Title VI Policy

Sound Transit is seeking public comment on proposed updates to the agency’s Title VI policy. The Federal Transit Administration requires Sound Transit to ensure that any changes to our service, fares or location of facilities be done in a nondiscriminatory manner. Sound Transit must measure if the…

New ORCA system for regional transit launched

Today, the new and improved ORCA system launched for hundreds of thousands of transit customers across the Puget Sound region with access to a new myORCA.com website, myORCA smartphone app, and real-time value loading for ORCA cards.  Normal fare collection resumes today for all regional transit…

Sound Transit CEO Selection Committee meets on May 16 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors will convene the sixth meeting of its CEO Selection Committee on Monday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The committee will hold an executive session to discuss the qualifications of CEO applicants, as authorized under RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g).  The meeting…

Link Light Rail Ticket Vending Machines Off-Line at 11:30 p.m. Tonight

In order to facilitate the smooth transition to the new ORCA system, all Link light rail Ticket Vending Machines will be out of service beginning at 11:30 p.m., tonight May 13, and will remain out of service until 2:59 a.m., Monday May 16. ORCA card readers will be active, and riders are encouraged…