News releases

News releases

Three regional agencies team up for Trees for Rail

Sound Transit, the City of Shoreline, and King Conservation District are pleased to announce  Trees for Rail, a partnership to re-green the Lynnwood Link light rail corridor with native trees and shrubs as it passes through Shoreline. The first-of-its-kind partnership seeks to utilize King…

South 216th Street closed for Federal Way Link construction

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will close a portion of South 216th Street in Des Moines to build a tunnel structure on the west side of Interstate 5 which will allow light rail trains to travel under the roadway. The road will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 23. Access for…

Sound Transit to hold virtual public hearing on Tacoma Link fare options

In 2016, the Sound Transit Board directed staff to develop a fare proposal that would take effect when Tacoma Link expanded service beyond downtown. The Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension is scheduled to open in 2022, adding 2.4 miles to the route with six new stations in the Stadium District and…

Link light rail service will temporarily single-track at Mt. Baker and Beacon Hill stations late evening July 10

Due to a planned maintenance, Link light rail will be single-tracking at the Mt. Baker Station and the Beacon Hill Station starting at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10 until the end of service.  During this time, the northbound platforms at both stations will be closed. The southbound platform will be…

Sound Transit launches digital experience to welcome riders to upcoming Northgate Link

With the October 2 opening of Northgate Link less than three months away, Sound Transit has launched NorthgateLink.com, an interactive website to welcome riders to the three new stations coming to their neighborhoods: Northgate, U District and Roosevelt. In addition, the website provides rider tips…

Transit returning to full capacity

Riders soon will have more public transportation options as buses, trains and ferries in the Puget Sound region are returning to full capacity and opening all seats starting in July.  Governor Inslee is dropping state social distancing restrictions for transit as part of his decision to reopen the…

Sound Transit seeks public input on transit-oriented development at future Overlake Village Station in Redmond

Sound Transit is seeking public comments on the future development of approximately two acres of land at the future Overlake Village Station in Redmond. The land, which is roughly the size of two football fields, is currently being used to store construction equipment and house mobile offices while…

Link light rail service between SODO and Capitol Hill stations will be temporarily interrupted Sunday morning

Link light rail service will temporarily stop running between the SODO and Capitol Hill stations Sunday, June 27 from approximately 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. This will allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to conduct routine inspections of area bridges over the light rail tracks. During…

Sound Transit seeking public comment on Tacoma Link fare options

Sound Transit has provided fare-free light rail service on Tacoma Link since its launch in 2003, thanks to a fare subsidy agreement with the Downtown Tacoma Partnership. In 2016, the Sound Transit Board directed staff to develop a fare proposal that would take effect when Tacoma Link expanded…

Closure on I-5 ramps and highway for Lynnwood Link construction planned for June 26

Crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension will be closing the southbound lanes of I-5 South from 220th Street SW to SR 104 in Mountlake Terrace overnight on Saturday, June 26 for construction that will allow the light rail alignment to cross over the highway. Northbound traffic lanes will remain…