2022 Progress Report

Growing transit. Building connections.
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Now arriving: new opportunities

With Link light rail now serving Seattle's U District, Roosevelt neighborhood and Northgate, there's never been a more exciting time to explore where Sound Transit can take you.

 

Opening soon

25 new Link stations by 2024

We're on track to open five more extensions in the next three years! And we won't stop there.

Animation of Sound Transit's expanding system

Projects near you

See what's coming

Explore the interactive map or see what we're planning and building by region below.

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Link light rail
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Sounder
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Parking and access improvements

* Reflects updated project timeline, modified after printing.

** Dates reflect an affordable schedule based on current financial projections and cost estimates, and a target schedule. Learn more: soundtransit.org/realignment

A stack of rail in the foreground, with the Federal Way Transit Center in the background.

Fresh pics: Light rail progress in Federal Way

Opening in 2024, our 7.8-mile extension from Angle Lake will include three new stations, plus parking facilities.

Visit The Platform blog for a bird's-eye view on Link construction in the South Sound.

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Link light rail
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Parking and access improvements

*Dates reflect an affordable schedule based on current financial projections and cost estimates, and a target schedule. Learn more: soundtransit.org/realignment

Light rail track under construction near the future Mountlake Terrace Station.

Lynnwood Link construction more than 50% complete

This milestone marks ongoing progress toward the 2024 opening date for the extension.

Check out pics of the progress.

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Link light rail
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Stride bus rapid transit
  • 2026-2027: Stride bus rapid transit launches on I-405 and SR 522 with connections to light rail at Tukwila, Bellevue, Shoreline and Lynnwood
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Parking and access improvements

*Dates reflect an affordable schedule based on current financial projections and cost estimates, and a target schedule. Learn more: soundtransit.org/realignment

A link light rail train being pushed along the tracks just east of the Bellevue Downtown Station at night.

Fresh pics: Trains rolling (slowly) on the Eastside!

Train clearance testing marks another East Link milestone.

See the testing in action!

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Link light rail

*Dates reflect an affordable schedule based on current financial projections and cost estimates, and a target schedule. Learn more: soundtransit.org/realignment

Sound Transit board members cut the teal ribbon to open Northgate Station as confetti flies.

Northgate is officially open! What now?

We're answering your burning questions about the new service in North Seattle.

Learn more!

Public transit drives equity

Our work determines whether people can access the most fundamental needs in life, from jobs and education to groceries and medical care, to the interpersonal connections that ensure our mental and emotional wellbeing.

While the benefits are vast, so too are the responsibilities. As a regional agency that employs and serves diverse and growing communities, we have a duty to dismantle harmful and pervasive systems of inequity. We recognize that our most critical decisions—like where we build our projects, how we plan our service, and who comprises our workforce—are questions of racial and socioeconomic justice.

That's why we've committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. In 2021, Sound Transit’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion outlined an initial five-year strategy to launch the agency's journey. In the coming months you’ll hear more about our anti-racism framework, priorities and goals, guided by our vision of a Sound Transit where:

  • All employees are empowered, thriving and able to maximize their potential, regardless of race.
  • We approach all decisions using a racial equity lens.
  • All passengers receive excellent service, without barriers.
  • We build trust with the community.
  • Community members have equitable opportunities to thrive.

This work won't happen overnight. Transformational change requires introspection and accountability, and there is no finish line that we'll one day cross. The road to racial justice is infinite, and it must remain our priority for years to come.