Snohomish County


Read the Snohomish County 2020 Progress Report.

More transit for Snohomish County

During the next five years, getting around is getting easier. Learn more about Sound Transit's progress building and operating an expanding system in Snohomish County and how you can let us get you where you need to go.

Fly over the light rail route from Northgate to Lynnwood.

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

  • Continuing north from Northgate, light rail comes to Snohomish County.
  • 4 new stations: Shoreline South/145th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center.
  • 1,500 additional parking spaces, local transit routes as well as bike and walking paths connect riders to stations.

2019 progress

  • U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell joined Governor Jay Inslee and others in September to celebrate the official groundbreaking of major construction.
  • Began pre-construction work, including utility relocations and tree replacement program.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Move into heavy construction with continued focus on managing tight budget and schedule.

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Features

  • 3 new stations: U District, Roosevelt and Northgate.
  • Tracks north of Northgate Station mark the start of the Lynnwood extension.
  • Multiple connecting bus routes and more than 1,000 parking spaces at adjacent Northgate garages connect riders to station.

2019 progress

  • Installed public art works, elevators and escalators at stations.
  • Completed construction of Roosevelt Station.

2020 look-ahead 

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

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Features

  • Continues light rail from Lynnwood to downtown Everett with six stations, including Ash Way and Mariner park-and-rides and the SW Industrial Center/Boeing plant.
  • Additional parking at Mariner and Everett stations.

2019 progress

  • Early partnerships with Snohomish County and City of Everett.

 
2020 look-ahead 

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Features

  • Stride, a new bus rapid transit (BRT) service, will offer fast, frequent and reliable bus travel to destinations on freeways and arterials north, east and south of Lake Washington.
  • Buses run as often as every 10 minutes. Stations designed for fast arrival and departures.
  • Connects to Link light rail at Lynnwood, Shoreline, Bellevue and Tukwila.

2019 progress

  • Revised plan to take advantage of I-405 Express Toll Lanes, cutting Lynnwood to Bellevue travel time by approximately 40%.
  • Conducted community outreach to inform residents 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 

  • Preliminary engineering and complete Bothell SR 522 Business Access and Transit Lanes.
  • Complete environmental reviews, begin final design of projects.

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Features

  • Funding for improvements that could include additional parking, better bike and transit connections and convenient pick-up and drop-off areas.

2019 progress

  • Gathered public input on preferred improvements at open houses.

2020 look-ahead 

  • Environmental review of potential projects.

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