Read the Eastside 2020 Progress Report
More transit for the Eastside
During the next five years, getting around is getting easier. Learn more about Sound Transit's progress building and operating an expanding system in the Eastside and how you can let us get you where you need to go.
Getting around is getting easier
A 7-minute ride takes you from Husky Stadium to the new NHL practice facility at Northgate.
Grab lunch in the Stadium District between classes at UW Tacoma.
Ride from Northgate to the Microsoft campus, or hop on at Bellevue's new Spring District neighborhood or Mercer Island and cross Lake Washington to downtown Seattle or the U District.
Extending Link north, south and east
No schedule needed to get you to destinations on I-405, SR 518, SR 522 or NE 145th St. Step off a Stride bus and onto Link light rail at Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bellevue or Tukwila.
Link light rail: Downtown Bellevue to a Huskies game in 31 minutes // Opens 2023
- 10 new stations including Mercer Island, South Bellevue, Downtown Bellevue, the Spring District and Redmond’s Overlake neighborhood.
- 1,400 additional parking spaces, local transit routes as well as bike and pedestrian paths to connect riders to stations.
- Completed I-405 and I-90 overpasses.
- Finishing work on downtown Bellevue tunnel.
- Laying track on I-90 floating bridge.
- Restoring wetlands near Mercer Slough, Kelsey Creek and other construction sites.
Complete construction of Mercer Island, Overlake Village and Redmond Technology stations.
Link light rail: Downtown Bellevue to Marymoor Park in 15 minutes // Opens 2024
- 2 new stations: SE Redmond near Marymoor Village and Downtown Redmond.
- 1,400-stall parking garage at SE Redmond, local bus routes and easy pedestrian and bike access from nearby trails.
- Selected contractor to finalize design and build the project.
- Celebrated project groundbreaking.
- Early construction activity.
Link light rail: South Kirkland to Issaquah in about 25 minutes // Opens 2041
- New light rail line serving seven stations.
- Planning starts in 2027.
Bus rapid transit: Lynnwood to Bellevue in 33 minutes // Starts 2024
- Stride, a new bus rapid transit (BRT) service, will offer fast, frequent and reliable bus travel to destinations on highways and arterials north, east and south of Lake Washington.
- Buses run as often as every 10 minutes. Stations will be designed for fast arrivals and departures.
- Park-and-ride facilities at NE 44th and South Renton stations.
- Connects to Link light rail at Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bellevue and Tukwila.
- Refined project will take advantage of new Express Toll Lanes, cutting Lynnwood to Bellevue travel time by 40%.
- Conducted outreach to inform and gather comments from communities along the route.
- Performed fieldwork, technical analysis and environmental study.
- WSDOT starts construction of I-405 Renton-to-Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project, which includes the new NE 44th Stride station in Renton.
Parking: North Sammamish park-and-ride // Opens 2024
- Up to 200 spaces with local transit connections.
- Potential sites identified and studied.
- Determine preferred location in partnership with City of Sammamish and King County Metro.