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Shoreline Touts Infrastructure Investments Under Construction Near 148th Street Station

When Shoreline's south light rail station opens on August 30, two major projects intended to connect riders to the station will still be under construction. They will boost station connectivity once open.
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Affordable U District Tower Will Be Seattle’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

The Low Income Housing Institute won the bid to develop Sound Transit's surplus site near U District Station. The project will bring 160 affordable homes in a 12-story tower that is slated to be the state's tallest mass timber building.
Mestas stands next to a countdown clock with construction workers lined up behind her in front of a Link train.

Sound Transit Begins Lynnwood Link Testing, Countdown Clock

On Friday, agency officials celebrated the start of pre-revenue testing for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension. A countdown clock has ticked down to 80 days and counting to the line's grand opening on August 30.

Op-Ed: Sound Transit Stations Need an Audio Announcement Makeover

Sound Transit needs to act to improve the auditory experience of Link light rail stations. Presently, they are an unwelcoming cacophony of announcements that are too frequent, loud, and grating.

Sound Transit Lowers Farebox Recovery Goals, Opens Door to Fare Capping

The Sound Transit board established a new set of lower farebox recovery goals for buses and trains in a vote last month. The new targets follow the adoption of a new $3 flat fare structure for Link light rail, set to go into effect on August 30.
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Sound Transit To Launch Platform Fare Inspection in Early June

Starting on June 3, Sound Transit fare ambassadors will launch new inspection rounds in fare paid zones on and around platforms at some Link light rail stations.
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An Urbanist Guide to Things To Do in Bellevue’s BelRed

BelRed combines a nascent South Lake Union, SoDo, and the International District. Spring District Station has a South Lake Union feel with tech offices emerging from a large light industrial presence. Both have some hidden gems.

Sound Transit Board Rejects Chamber-Backed SLU Station Alternatives

Today, Sound Transit ruled out late-breaking South Lake Union station alternatives for Ballard Link. Major business lobbied hard for the late "shifted west" additions, but it wasn't enough to win over the board.