Sound Transit

Seattle, WA 98104


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401 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates express bus, light rail and commuter train services. It serve the urban areas of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

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Sound Transit to begin issuing fare violations Nov. 15

Nov. 3, 2023
On the third and fourth interactions without proof of payment, passengers will be issued violations that can be resolved through an online class, engagement activity or fine.
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Sound Transit enters pre-revenue phase on East Link light-rail extension project

Nov. 1, 2023
The phase includes training for operators and maintenance staff and continued testing to ensure stations, tracks, utilities and vehicles work together as expected in preparation...

Sound Transit Board awards $62.5 million design-build contract to Absher Construction of Puyallup for Kent Station parking garage

Oct. 30, 2023
The new parking garage will include a new structured parking facility, additional surface parking and other associated access improvements that will serve the Sounder S Line, ...
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Sound Transit celebrates opening of Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

Sept. 18, 2023
The 2.4-mile Hilltop extension doubles the length of the T Line and includes seven new stations.
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Sound Transit, WSDOT break ground on Stride BRT project and NE 85th interchange in city of Kirkland

Sept. 13, 2023
The I-405 Stride BRT project includes the S1 Line between Burien and Bellevue scheduled to open in 2028 and the S2 Line between Bellevue and Lynnwood scheduled to open in 2029...
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Sound Transit’s T Line Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension to begin service Sept. 16

Aug. 23, 2023
The 2.4-mile Hilltop extension doubles the length of the T Line and includes seven new stations.
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Sound Transit Link 1 Line to undergo two service disruptions between August and September

Aug. 3, 2023
During the service disruptions, crews will work on the tracks at the S. Royal Brougham Way crossing and replace the tiles and concrete substructure on the Othello and Rainier ...
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Sound Transit Board adopts final budget and schedule for Stride BRT service

July 28, 2023
Sound Transit expects to begin construction of some project elements in 2023 and open the BRT for service between 2027 and 2029.
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Sound Transit makes two executive appointments

July 17, 2023
The agency has named Nora Friend its chief communications and engagement officer, as well as promoted Russ Arnold to deputy CEO and chief service delivery officer.

Sound Transit board authorizes new access improvements to Absher Construction of Puyallup

June 27, 2023
A $60 million project has been contracted by the Sound Transit board to support growth of Auburn and ensure residents have access to public transportation.

Articles & News

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Members of TriMet's Community Safety Team checking a train in downtown Portland, Ore., in April 2023.
Safety & Security

UW Study Shows Riders Risk of Secondhand Drug Exposure Minimal; Additional Study is Needed to Assess Risk to Operators

Oct. 3, 2023
The five transit agencies in Washington State and Oregon that commissioned the first-of-its-kind study are putting mitigation recommendations into practice to keep riders and ...
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UW study finds traces of drugs on transit buses at levels unlikely to cause risks to worker health

Sept. 8, 2023
The study found fentanyl and methamphetamine on board numerous transit vehicles, but the positive samples contained small amounts that are unlikely to cause acute medical conditions...
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Testing on the initial phase of Sound Transit's 2 Line, which is set to open for service in spring of 2024.

Sound Transit to open starter 2 Line in spring 2024

Aug. 25, 2023
The first portion of the East Link light-rail project will open with eight stations between the South Bellevue and Redmond Technology stations.
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Sound Transit began simulated service testing of the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension.

Sound Transit begins simulated service testing on Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

July 14, 2023
The 2.4-mile light-rail extension includes six new stations and one relocated station that will link the Theater District up to the Stadium District and south to St. Joseph.
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A Link train pulls into Tukwila International Boulevard Station during an evening commute.

How Sound Transit Controls Train-Borne Noise

June 6, 2023
By diving deep into noise-measurement data and tapping industry expertise, Sound Transit has refined its wheel and rail maintenance programs to keep assets in a state of good ...
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A test train for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension operates along the project alignment in December 2022.

Sound Transit secures two TIFIA loans worth nearly $173 million

March 29, 2023
The loans will support construction of the 2.4-mile Hilltop Tacoma Link and the Lynwood Link Extension’s NE 130th Street Infill Station.
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Sound Transit's U District Station; a new rail tunnel in downtown Seattle is planned as part of the preferred alternative for the agency's Ballard Extension.

Sound Transit identifies preferred alternative for Ballard Link Extension

The proposed 7.1-mile extension includes nine stations and would build a new rail tunnel that would benefit Sound Transit’s entire light-rail system.
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Aerial view of the Tacoma Link Operations and Maintenance Base from summer of 2021.

Sound Transit light-rail project delays: Hilltop Tacoma extension opening pushed later in 2023, East Link starter line under consideration

Dec. 14, 2022
Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm called the construction issues the agency is facing resolvable and stressed the importance of opening quality and safe projects as the agency works...
CX programs can improve customer satisfaction, attract riders and improve morale.

Diverse strategies in customer experience programs across North America help increase ridership, improve morale

Sept. 28, 2022
As programs develop, it will be essential to get buy-in at all levels, provide CX staff with the resources required and continue an obsessive focus on customer experiences to ...
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Ryan Chelski, PSP, WSO-CSSD Manager – Transportation Safety & Security, Sound Transit
40 Under 40

2022 40 Under 40: Ryan Chelski, PSP, WSO-CSSD

Aug. 23, 2022
Ryan Chelski, PSP, WSO-CSSD, Manager – Transportation Safety & Security, Sound Transit

Videos & Resources

Weekly Transit Update 4/8/2016

Weekly Transit Update 4/8/2016

April 9, 2016
Your weekly update features BART's Fleet of the Future, rabbittransit's driver recruitment campaign, Valley Metro Bus Rodeo, Sound Transit's Northgate Link Extension and a behind...
Northgate Link Extension TBM Cutterhead Being Lifted Out of UW Retrieval Shaft

Northgate Link Extension TBM Cutterhead Being Lifted Out of UW Retrieval Shaft

April 8, 2016
The cutterhead measures 21 ½ feet in diameter. Sound Transit’s tunneling contractor JCM Northlink will spend the next few weeks removing the 600-ton, 333-foot long machine from...

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USDOT’s Build America Bureau provides $327 million in low-interest TIFIA and RRIF Loans to Sound Transit

The TIFIA and RRIF Loans will finance three projects to improve Sound Transit’s transit system.
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Community Transit Board of Directors approves “Transit Changes in 2024 and Beyond” plan

April 10, 2023
The multi-year vision will increase frequency on local bus service and include connections to light rail in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline.
The first of three Liberty® NXT Streetcar prepares for departure from BROOKVILLE’s manufacturing facility in Western Pennsylvania prior to its March 2023 shipment date.

BROOKVILLE delivers first of three new Liberty NXT Streetcars to Portland Streetcar

The 66-foot-long vehicles are part of a $13.6 million contract for the design and build of the three streetcars for the Portland Streetcar transit system as part of a joint procurement...
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Sound Transit appoints Maria Doucettperry as its chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

March 15, 2023
Doucettperry will oversee strategies to ensure Sound Transit embodies its values in all facets of serving the public and in its internal operations.
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Safety & Security

TriMet participating in study of drug use on public transit

March 13, 2023
The study is being conducted by the University of Washington to detect, monitor and assess the effects of second-hand fentanyl smoke on and around transit systems.
Community Transit

Community Transit proposes transit changes for “2024 and beyond”

Feb. 6, 2023
The plan calls for improvements in frequencies on local bus service and include connections to light rail in Snohomish County.
Fare Collection

Sound Transit Board adopts $1 fare for ORCA LIFT

Feb. 3, 2023
The change will take effect on March 1 and follows the completion of a six-month demonstration project implemented in September 2022 at the board’s direction.
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Harbor Pacific Contractors awarded Sumner Station parking garage contract from Sound Transit Board

Jan. 27, 2023
When complete in early 2026, the $49 million garage will serve Sounder S Line passengers and users of Sound Transit Express services and will provide 505 net new parking spaces...

Sound Transit appoints John Henry as chief financial officer

Dec. 27, 2022
Henry will start at Sound Transit in February after wrapping up his current role as CFO of the American Public Transportation Association.