Passengers deboard Sounder at Auburn Station.

Fall open house will share environmental study results

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Sound Transit is planning a new garage and pedestrian, bicycle, and bus improvements at Auburn Station to give more people convenient access to a congestion-free commute on Sounder. 

After sharing early designs with the community last fall, our team has been evaluating potential environmental impacts and possible mitigation measures. The results of this environmental study will be shared at an open house this fall. 

Later this year, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will advance the project to the preliminary engineering phase, which includes property acquisition, permitting, and selection of a design/build firm. Construction is expected to begin in 2021, with the new garage opening in 2023.

Sound Transit in your community

Curious what's happening with the new garage or other Sound Transit news? Come talk to Sound Transit staff when we're in your neighborhood:

  • Auburn Farmers Market: June 30. The market is located at Les Gove Park, 910 9th Street SE, Auburn, and is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Can't make it? Contact Melanie Mayock, Community Outreach Specialist: (206) 689-4877,

Weekend Sounder trains – not just for sports fans

Want to take your kids to the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Center fountains or an out-of-town guest to Pike Place Market and the Space Needle? We all know driving to Seattle can be tough on weekends, not to mention the cost of parking. But there is another way. 

Sound Transit runs Sounder trains from Lakewood to Seattle on many weekend day games when the Mariners, Sounders FC or Seahawks are in town. You don't have to attend the game to ride the train – take the opportunity to explore Seattle for a few hours without having to drive! 

Check the Sound Transit calendar to see when we're running special game trains. Upcoming dates include July 7, July 21, July 28, and August 10. For more details and information, check our blog post.