News releases

FTA awards $790 million grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Today Acting Federal Transit Administrator K. Jane Williams and Congressman Adam Smith joined Sound Transit representatives and other officials in South King County to mark the award of a $790 million Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Federal Way Link Extension project. "Commuters in Seattle…

Hilltop Tacoma Link construction to close intersection of North Tacoma Avenue and North 1st Street

The Hilltop Tacoma Link project is planning to completely close the intersection of North Tacoma Avenue and North 1st Street beginning Wednesday, January 22 in order to install two sets of tracks through the intersection. Closing the intersection reduces the space needed for construction, keeps…

Sound Transit train, bus schedules for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Sound Transit Sounder trains and ST Express buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20.  Link light rail service will operate on a Saturday schedule. Tacoma Link will operate on a Sunday schedule. As part of Connect 2020, now…

Sound Transit hosting online open house about Bus Rapid Transit on I-405

Sound Transit is hosting an online open house where members of the public can learn about refinements made to the I-405 bus rapid transit (BRT) project as planning has progressed. Participants can also comment on station amenities and shelters, and ways to reach the future stations on foot or by…

Ten weeks of Link service disruptions begin Saturday, Jan. 4

Following months of preparation and outreach, construction to integrate new light rail to the Eastside into the existing system begins this weekend. During the 10 weeks of Connect 2020 construction, riders are encouraged to prepare for service disruptions, including less frequent trains and a…

Sound Transit train, Link light rail, bus schedules for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Riders should be aware of service reductions for the holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains that will serve shoppers and commuters on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve service Commuters and holiday revelers can beat the traffic by taking Sounder, ST Express bus service or Link light rail…

Sounder Game Trains for Sunday Seahawks game are CANCELLED

Sound Transit will not be able to provide Sounder games trains to the December 29, Seattle vs. San Francisco game due to moving the start time to 5:20 p.m. The later start time for the game does not allow for enough required rest time for the train crews between Sunday night and regular Monday…

University Place Mayor Kent Keel appointed chair of Sound Transit Board

The Sound Transit Board today unanimously appointed University Place Mayor Kent Keel as chair of the Sound Transit Board of Directors and King County Executive Dow Constantine to serve as a vice chair.  "I look forward to working with my colleagues across the region to guide infrastructure…

Sound Transit train, Link light rail, bus schedules for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Riders should be aware of service reductions for the holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains that will serve shoppers and commuters on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve service Commuters and holiday revelers can beat the traffic by taking Sounder, ST Express bus service or Link light rail…

Sounder Seahawks game day trains will run Sunday

Seattle Seahawks fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit's popular Sounder trains to the Seahawks 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Dec. 22 against the Arizona Cardinals. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service…