Online open house for Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder parking and access improvement projects now available
Website and upcoming in-person open houses provide opportunity for public to offer input on potential projects
With $40 million in funding approved by voters in 2016 as part of ST3, Sound Transit is planning for improved parking and access options at Edmonds and Mukilteo Stations, such as additional parking; better walking, biking and transit connections; and convenient pickup and drop-off areas.
Sound Transit is inviting the public to an online open house to provide input about potential access improvements at each station.
Examples of projects being considered include:
- Edmonds: New parking locations; sidewalk along Pine Street; bike facilities along 228th Street S.W.; transit speed and reliability improvements.
- Mukilteo: New parking locations; 5th Street bike lane and shared-use path; sidewalks and bus stop enhancements along Mukilteo Speedway; new bus stops and scheduling refinements.
The online open house will be available through Nov. 4.
In addition, the public is invited to attend in-person open houses to talk to Sound Transit staff about the project on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Rosehill Community Center, Christiansen Room, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo
The online open house is the latest step in a process that started in early 2019, when Sound Transit started working with local partners and the community to identify potential access improvements that would best meet the goal of increasing ridership on Sounder North and improving access to Sounder by multiple modes of transportation. Sound Transit hosted an online open house and survey last spring and held several events to inform the public about the project and gather feedback on priorities.
Sound Transit is currently in the planning phase and has identified and evaluated potential access improvements for each station. Those evaluations, combined with the feedback collected through this online open house and other public outreach efforts, will inform the Sound Transit Board's decision-making as it advances a package of access improvements into environmental review in 2020. The public will have an opportunity to comment during environmental review. The Sound Transit Board will make the final decision on which projects to build or fund in 2021. All projects will be complete by 2024.
Sounder offers dependable, congestion-free commuter service connecting Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds to Seattle as well as special event service for select weekend Mariners, Sounders FC and Seahawks games. There are four roundtrips each weekday morning and afternoon, with Wi-Fi and restrooms on board.
A trip to Seattle's King Street Station takes approximately 30 minutes from Edmonds and 45 minutes from Mukilteo. Riders with monthly passes have access to additional weekday trips between Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett on Amtrak Cascades through the RailPlus program. (Amtrak Cascades trains do not stop at Mukilteo Station).
Riders can reserve a parking spot at Edmonds and Mukilteo stations until 8 a.m. on weekdays by purchasing a solo-driver permit or signing up for a free carpool permit. Learn more or apply for a parking permit.