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Sound Transit Seattle

The Northgate Link Extension Is Great, But Voters Want More

A recent survey of Seattle voters finds widespread support for the continued expansion of the Link light rail system in Seattle.

October 3, 2021 - Seattle Transit Blog

Seattle Transit

Sound Transit To Receive $3.84 Billion in Federal Loans

The funding will support the financing of six projects, including the Downtown Redmond Link Extension.

September 23, 2021 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Sound Transit train

Sound Transit Facing Major Budget Shortfall for Light Rail Projects

Since voters approved a measure expanding Seattle's light rail network, construction and land costs have soared, adding billions to the projected price tag.

July 28, 2021 - Seattle Times

Seattle Transit

$158 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding Going to Seattle-Area Light Rail Projects

New Capital Investment Grant funding was announced earlier this month.

July 19, 2021 - Kent Reporter

Sound Transit Seattle

Price Tag Jumps for Seattle Light Rail Projects

Land values and construction costs have increased since voters approved the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative.

January 12, 2021 - The Seattle Times

Sound Transit Link Light Rail

$4.2 Billion in Washington State Transportation Funding Rescued by the Courts

The Washington Supreme Court struck down an initiative that would have cost state and local governments an estimated $4.2 billion in transportation funding.

October 15, 2020 - Crosscut

Seattle light rail

Sound Transit Centers Transit-Dependent Communities in 2021 Service Changes

With the Northgate link light rail expansion project nearing completion and the effects of the pandemic lingering, Sound Transit will change its bus routes in 2021. The transit authority focuses on equity in plotting the route changes.

September 14, 2020 - The Urbanist

Transit Planning

East Link Light Rail Plans Provoke Controversy in Seattle Suburb

A proposal to link local and regional buses with the East Link light rail expansion in Mercer Island, already under construction, threatens to boil over into the courtroom.

September 1, 2020 - Mercer Island Reporter

Sound Transit Seattle

All Sound Transit Routes Get New, Alphanumeric Names

The "Red Line" didn't fly with people living in neighborhoods historically redlined by discriminatory real estate and land use practices.

April 16, 2020 - The Urbanist

Washington

A Transit and Land Use Planning Shift in Federal Way, Washington

Federal funding for Sound Transit's Federal Way Link extension and a new transit-oriented land use plan are changing the future of Federal Way.

December 23, 2019 - The Urbanist

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