Graphic designs for Sound Transit's trains and buses to be unveiled Thursday, April 9

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What will the trains and buses from Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - look like? Get a sneak peek when three proposed graphic designs for the Sounder commuter passenger cars and locomotives, Link light rail trains and Regional Express buses are unveiled at the Sound Transit Board meeting this Thursday, April 9, 2-5 p.m. at the Puget Sound Regional Council, 1011 Western Avenue, sixth floor. 

More than 50 initial concepts and ideas, created by the graphic design firm ILIUM, were evaluated by focus groups, transit experts and Sound Transit officials and staff. After numerous meetings, three designs were selected by the Public and Government Affairs Committee to bring before the full Sound Transit Board, with a final decision by the board expected by early May. 

Public input on the transit vehicle designs is welcome and encouraged. Please call Sound Transit and leave a message at 1-800-201-4900 or by TTD/TTY at (206) 398-5086 . Written comments may be sent either by e-mail at or by fax at (206) 689-1234. The graphic designs may also be viewed on the Sound Transit Web site at 

Sound Transit is on track to implement a three-county region-wide transit system plan known as Sound Move. Approved by voters in 1996, Sound Move will be a seamless blend of three transportation systems: Sounder commuter rail, running 81 miles from Everett to Tacoma/Lakewood; Link light rail, a 24-mile all-electric system connecting the cities of Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac and a 1.6 mile system connecting downtown Tacoma with the Tacoma Dome commuter station; and Regional Express, a bus transit system that will connect the major metropolitan areas of Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma and Seattle with other cities and numerous communities with 20 new, fast, limited-stop bus routes. 

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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.