Tag: Light Rail

Sound Transit's Board of Directors approved today, by unanimous vote, the purchase of the next round of light rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens. As mentioned in an earlier article covering the recent Capital Committee Meeting, the contract will be for 122 Siemens S70 LRVs with the option for 30...
On Thursday, July 28th, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff presented to the Sound Transit board and the public an update to the current ST2 LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) procurement contract (RFP #RTA-RP 0116-15). The RFP calls for the purchase of 122 LRVs with an option for an additional 30 vehicles...
On Wednesday, I sat down with Jonathan Hopkins, the Political Director for Seattle Subway. Last July Seattle Subway released a bold proposal for Sound Transit’s next ballot measure to expand the regional light rail system. Dubbed “STcomplete,” their plan would double the proposed 15-year Sound Transit 3 (ST3) measure to...
On Tuesday night King County Metro kicked off public outreach for a Long Range Plan that will outline the future of public transportation in the Seattle region. It's the next in a series of past plans that guide the agency's provision of services, this one prompted by the region's...
Last Tuesday, Sound Transit held the final design open house for the Bel-Red segment of the East Link project. East Link is a light rail extension, which when open in 2023, will link Seattle with the Eastside cities of Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond. The first segment of East Link begins at International District...