Tacoma Link Extension Wins $75 Million in Federal Funding

A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.

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May 24, 2018, 10:00 AM PDT

By Elana Eden

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Tacoma Link will soon carry riders from Downtown to the Stadium District, the Medical Mile complex, and the Hilltop District, thanks to a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. A $74.99 million Capital Investment Grant from the FTA completed funding for the Sound Transit project, which will extend the light rail system by 2.4 miles and six new stations, as well as adding five new vehicles. Construction is expected to begin this year, with service beginning in 2022.

Sound Transit is hoping to continue expanding light rail service northeast to Federal Way; if completed, that project could bring another four stations and nearly 10 miles to the Link system by 2030.

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