Final EIS expected in early spring

Publish Date

We are on schedule to publish the Lynnwood Link Extension's Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) this spring. After the Sound Transit Board identified the preferred light rail route and stations in November 2013, staff focus has been on refining the design and conducting further environmental studies to complete the environmental review phase and publish the Final EIS. The Final EIS will include responses to comments received on the Draft EIS.

Major milestone planned for 2015

The Lynnwood Link Extension team is excited about the coming year and major milestones planned for 2015!

Final EIS: Expected in early spring.
Final Project Selection: After publishing the Final EIS, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will use those findings to formally select the final project to be built.
Record of Decision: Based on the Final EIS and Sound Transit Board decision, the Federal Transit Administration is expected to issue a Record of Decision to complete the environmental review process and approve starting final design of project to be built.
Starting Final Design: By the end of 2015, the Lynnwood Link Extension team expects to start final design on the selected project.
Meeting these milestones is important for keeping the Lynnwood Link Extension on schedule to start construction in 2018!

Keeping you in the loop

More information about the Final EIS, including where to find a copy of the document, will be announced closer to the publication date of the document. We will also make sure to keep you informed about when the Board expects to formally select the project to be built.

For more information
For more information about the Lynnwood Link Extension project, contact Roger Iwata at 206-689-4904 or