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.
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: Lynnwood to downtown Seattle in 28 minutes // Opens 2024
- 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.
- 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.
- Move into heavy construction with continued focus on managing tight budget and schedule.
Link light rail: Northgate to downtown Seattle in 14 minutes // Opens 2021
- 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.
- Installed public art works, elevators and escalators at stations.
- Completed construction of Roosevelt Station.
- Complete U District and Northgate stations.
- Install power and signal systems.
Link light rail: Everett to downtown Seattle in 60 minutes // Opens 2036
- 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.
- Early partnerships with Snohomish County and City of Everett.
- Start of public involvement and early planning. Subscribe to engage in early planning.
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 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.
- 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.
- Preliminary engineering and complete Bothell SR 522 Business Access and Transit Lanes.
- Complete environmental reviews, begin final design of projects.
Parking: More parking options at Edmonds and Mukilteo // Opens 2024
- Funding for improvements that could include additional parking, better bike and transit connections and convenient pick-up and drop-off areas.
- Gathered public input on preferred improvements at open houses.
- Environmental review of potential projects.