News releases

Sound Transit to hold virtual public hearing on 2021 Service Implementation Plan

Sound Transit will be holding a virtual public hearing on Thursday, September 24, starting at 11 a.m. to receive public comment on Sound Transit's 2021 Service Plan.  Each year, Sound Transit's Service Planning Department prepares a Service Plan to guide the delivery of ST Express Bus, Sounder…

Sounder celebrates 20 years of commuter rail service

Sept. 18 marked 20 years of providing Puget Sound commuters with Sounder train service. "When Sounder South debuted two decades ago, it provided a needed transit option for commuters in Pierce County and South King County. Since then nearly 50 million riders have taken the train," said Sound…

Link light rail service between UW and Westlake stations will be temporarily interrupted Saturday and Sunday 

Link light rail service will temporarily stop running between the UW and Westlake stations Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20 to allow for system upgrades.  During the service interruption, free bus service will be available between UW station and Westlake Station. Light rail riders…

Suraj Shetty appointed Sound Transit Executive Director of Operations

Sound Transit today announced that Suraj Shetty has joined the agency as executive director of operations. With 20 years of experience in strategic operations, he will play a critical role as Sound Transit expands its service, including more than doubling the reach of Link light rail by 2024 and…

Local Transit Agencies Join National Commitment for Safe Transportation

Seattle – Six Puget Sound area transit agencies have joined agencies across the nation to commit to industry best practices for safe transportation during the COVID-19 crisis. Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit have all committed…

Construction progress marks anniversary of Lynnwood Link extension groundbreaking

One year after the groundbreaking event for Lynnwood Link Extension, the construction teams have made rapid progress on the project. Civil construction is already more than 15 percent complete, and the project reached a milestone last week when its southernmost girders were joined to the…

Sound Transit seeks input on 2021 proposed service changes

Sound Transit is seeking public input on proposed changes to service in 2021, as well as feedback on how service changes related to COVID-19 have impacted passengers and if the current system design is meeting their needs.  As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Sound Transit responded to reduced…

Closures on I-5 for Federal Way Link construction

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will be closing two lanes on I-5 South from South 272 Street to South 288 Street to set concrete barriers and build an access road for future light rail construction. The Exit 147 on-ramp will also be closed. The night time closures will take place…

Sound Transit service for Labor Day weekend

Sound Transit Sounder trains will not operate on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, September 7. ST Express, Link light rail and Tacoma Link will operate on a Sunday schedule.  Schedules and transit center locations for the agency's Sounder commuter rail service, ST Express buses, Link light rail, and…

Closures on I-5 for Federal Way Link construction

Crews working on the Federal Way Link Extension will be closing two lanes on I-5 South from Kent/Des Moines Road to South 272 Street to set concrete barriers and build an access road for future light rail construction. The Exit 147 off-ramp will also be closed. The night time closures will take…