News releases

Hilltop Tacoma Link construction to close I-705 ramps at Stadium Way June 25

Beginning Thursday, June 25, the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension project will close the on and off ramps of I-705 at Stadium Way for up to four weeks to install track on the east side of Stadium Way. Track installation includes installing underground electrical vaults, removing existing asphalt and…

Fares on many ST Express bus routes to resume July 1; flat fare to be implemented systemwide 

Sound Transit is planning a July 1 resumption of fares on ST Express bus routes that have returned to front-door boarding with the installation of health barriers and other protections for operator safety. A new system-wide flat fare will align with other regional agencies, irrespective of trip…

Federal Way Link Extension continues early construction work

Sound Transit is continuing early work to prepare for construction of the 7.8 mile Federal Way Link Extension, which will extend the regional light rail line from Angle Lake station to the Federal Way Transit Center. A portion of the work takes place in the WSDOT right-of-way along I-5, including…

Federal Transit Administration awards Sound Transit $2 million for Everett Link Transit-Oriented Development pilot

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Sound Transit $2 million for development of a model code to facilitate transit-oriented development (TOD) along the Everett Link Extension by creating model policies and codes and expediting permitting. The grant applies to the planning phase of…

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center Freeway Station to Close until Late November, Effective July 6

Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit and Sound Transit today announced plans for closure of the freeway station at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, starting on Monday, July 6 through late November. The nearly five-month closure is needed to facilitate construction of the Link light rail…

Overnight closure Saturday on SR 520 in Redmond for East Link work

Starting at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30, construction crews building light rail between Seattle and Redmond will lift a steel-truss pedestrian bridge segment into place over eastbound SR 520 between 148th Avenue NE and NE 40th Street. This work will require the closure of all eastbound lanes of the…

Time-lapse video shows placement of pedestrian bridge over SR 520 at Overlake Village Station

Sound Transit contractor crews have placed the first of two steel truss sections of a pedestrian bridge over SR 520 in Redmond between 148th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 40th Street to connect the future Overlake Village Station to the neighborhoods and businesses west of SR 520.  Sound Transit…

Some service to be restored on ST Express routes serving Pierce County

With greater staffing availability to operate service, Sound Transit will increase service on ST Express routes operated by Pierce Transit starting Monday, May 24. The new level of service is expected to run through Sept. 19. For now ST Express buses will continue to remain fare-free on a…

Reduced fare options will accompany June 1 reintroduction of fares on Link and Sounder 

Effective June 1, Sound Transit will offer temporarily reduced Recovery Fares in response to the economic impact of COVID-19 as the agency re-introduces fares on Link light rail and Sounder. Service on Link will also increase at the same time, with trains running every 20 minutes during the day…

Closures on I-5 for Federal Way Link construction

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will need to close lanes on southbound I-5 from milepost 148.8 to milepost 147.6 beginning Monday May 18 through Thursday May 21 for paving an access road to the construction area and setting concrete barriers. On Monday May 18, crews will close one…