Checking in on the Progress of the Sound Transit 3 Plan

The Seattle area's $53.8 billion transit expansion plan is moving along in fits and starts.

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August 15, 2022, 12:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


It’s been six years since Seattle-area voters approved a suite of taxes and fees to raise $27.7 billion for transit funding. While the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) plan has made some progress in that time, locals also point to examples of slow, even potentially abandoned plans for transit improvements originally envisioned as part of the region’s transit expansion.

Mike Lindblom updates the plan’s progress for the Seattle Times, examining some of the good (e.g., announcing preferred locations for three stations and a short tunnel in West Seattle for the Ballard Link extension) and the bad (e.g., a hub station planned for the Chinatown International District) when it comes to implementing the vision laid out by ST3.

The source article, below, includes status updates on ST3 plans for West Seattle, Sodo Station, the Chinatown International District, Seattle Center, and Ballard Crossing.

Friday, August 12, 2022 in The Seattle Times

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