Seattle Area

Read the Seattle Area 2020 Progress Report

More transit for Seattle

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 Seattle area and how you can let us get you where you need to go.

Follow along the Link tunnel route to the new U District Station.

2021

Link icon Link to Northgate

A 7-minute ride takes you from Husky Stadium to the new NHL practice facility at Northgate.

2022

Link icon Tacoma Link to Hilltop

Grab lunch in the Stadium District between classes at UW Tacoma.

Parking icon More parking

New garages at Puyallup (opens 2022) and Sumner (opens 2023) make it easier to leave the car behind and relax your way to work on Sounder.

2023

Link icon East Link to Redmond Technology

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.

2024

Link icon Extending Link north, south and east

Ungrip the steering wheel and fly by traffic on your way north to Lynnwood, south to Federal Way and east to Downtown Redmond.

BT icon Stride on up to new bus rapid transit

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.

Parking iconMore parking

Lots more parking plus new bike and pedestrian paths give you more connections to transit at North Sammamish as well as Kent, Auburn, Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder stations.

Features

  • 3 new stations: underground at U District and Roosevelt, elevated at Northgate.
  • Sound Transit is partnering with Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest, who will build approximately 245 units of affordable family housing at Roosevelt Station.
  • King County Metro, Sound Transit and Community Transit are planning routes to bring bus riders to Link stations to access fast, reliable light rail.

2019 progress

  • Finished laying track along entire route.
  • Installed artwork, elevators, escalators and stairwells at stations.
  • Completed construction of Roosevelt Station.

2020 look-ahead

  • Complete U District and Northgate stations and install power and signal systems.

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Features

  • 10 new stations, including Seattle’s Judkins Park, Downtown Bellevue and Redmond’s Overlake neighborhood.

2019 progress

  • Laying track on I-90 floating bridge.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Complete Judkins Park Station west headhouse. 
  • Complete Mercer Island, Overlake Village and Redmond Technology stations.

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Features

  • 4 new stations: Shoreline South/145th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center.

2019 progress

  • Broke ground on major construction.
  • Advanced pre-construction work, including utility relocations and tree replacement program to re-plant nearly four trees for each tree removed for construction.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Heavy construction with focus on managing tight budget and schedule.

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Features

  • Two extensions connecting dense Seattle neighborhoods to light rail.
  • Total of 10 new stations and three expanded stations.
  • Ballard extension includes a new light rail tunnel under downtown Seattle and Seattle Center.

2019 progress

  • After in-depth public engagement generating thousands of comments, the Board identified preferred alternatives and other alternatives to study in an Environmental Impact Statement. This was a critical milestone to keeping the project on schedule.
  • The Environmental Impact Statement will guide the Board’s decision in 2022 for final routes and station locations.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Develop Draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

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Features

2019 progress

  • Conducted engineering study to determine possibility of building some or all of the NE 130th station as part of Lynnwood Link Extension, minimizing later service disruption.

2020 look-ahead 

  • The Board decides whether to expedite some construction of NE 130th Station as part of Lynnwood Link Extension.

Features

  • 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.
  • Connects to Link light rail at Shoreline, Lynnwood, Bellevue and Tukwila.

2019 progress

  • Reached out to the community to provide information and gather comments.
  • Performed preliminary fieldwork, technical analysis and environmental study.
  • Started construction of Bothell SR 522 Business Access and Transit Lanes.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Proceed to preliminary engineering.
  • Complete Bothell SR 522 Business Access and Transit lanes.

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