History: what voters approved - sound move tab

In 1996, voters approved Sound Move, the first phase toward realizing the long-term vision of a regional high capacity transit system. This vote authorized the creation of Sound Transit, tax collections for funding, and the first set of regional transit projects. These included: 

  • Light rail service between Sea-Tac Airport and the University of Washington, with a northward extension to Northgate dependent upon additional funding
  • Peak period commuter rail from Lakewood and Everett to Seattle
  • ST Express bus routes linking the region's population and employment centers
  • Capital investments in transit facilities (transit centers, park-and-ride lots, etc.) plus HOV direct access ramps that improve bus speed and reliability

Sound Move documents