Federal funding update, summer outreach recap

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Federal funding allocation of $100 million announced

Last Friday, Sept. 7, Sound Transit announced welcome news from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) indicating the agency's allocation of $100 million in FY 2018 capital investment grant funding for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. The $100 million in FY 2018 funding for Lynnwood Link follows $100 million in FY 2017 funding that was appropriated by Congress. The FTA and Sound Transit must finalize the full funding grant agreement (FFGA) before the agency can access these first two installments of the $1.17 billion grant. Sound Transit applauds the administration and congressional delegation as work continues to finalize $1.17 billion full funding grant agreement.

Summer outreach

Over the past few months, the team has engaged with the community in-person and online. We saw 900 of you in-person: at three open houses in Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood early in the summer, and three community festivals across the corridor - Tour de Terrace, Celebrate Shoreline, and Lynnwood's Fair on 44th. More than 4,000 of you visited our online open house to understand current designs and construction planning. We've answered many questions about project timelines, designs, and more. We look forward to seeing more of you in the community.