Tag: Sound Transit

Sound Transit recently announced that they will extend Link light rail service on the 4th of July until 2am, an hour later than normal. This marks the first time the transit agency has extended service on the holiday since light rail opened in 2009. The last train departures from Angle...
On New Years Eve, Seattle transit service stood out as exceptional among major North American metros, but for the wrong reasons. Unlike our peers in San Francisco, Portland, and Vancouver, transit service was not extended beyond 1am to serve the crowds of inebriated partiers. Sound Transit received widespread condemnation for the...
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...
Earlier this month, the Sound Transit Capitol Committee met to discuss, among other items, the contract with Siemens to procure 122 additional Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) to support the ST2 projects currently underway. The contract for 122 Siemens S70 LRVs with the option for 30 additional vehicles is valued...
Sound Transit “TBM #1” (née Brenda) successfully holed-through yesterday at the University of Washington Station, marking the end of tunnel boring work for the Northgate Link extensions. TBM #1 made two trips on the University District-to-University of Washington leg, in part because its sister "TBM #2" (née Pamela) was damaged on...
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...
When East Link's Mercer Island Station opens in 2023, it will link the Island with Downtown Seattle, UW, Bellevue and Overlake via frequent, fast and reliable transit. Being located in the median of I-90, the design of the station is straightforward. However, there are two concepts that need Sound...