Sound Transit

February 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Plans to extend the Sound Transit light rail system are moving forward. Elected officials have a big choice to make that will determine the cost and scope of the projects.
The Urbanist
February 2, 2019, 7am PST
Seattle is going beyond transit oriented development by building apartments on parcels of land near stations.
CityLab
January 20, 2019, 9am PST
Branding and bus rapid transit go hand in hand.
The Urbanist
November 21, 2018, 12pm PST
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The Seattle Times
November 10, 2018, 9am PST
The plan proposes both immediate and longer-term improvements for the area, including development of a pedestrian mall.
The Urbanist
November 4, 2018, 9am PST
King County Metro and Sound Transit have proposed major changes to bus service on the eastside of Seattle, stretching into suburban communities outside of the city as well.
The Urbanist
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
October 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
New municipal and state laws have made it possible for Seattle to sell excess land to affordable housing developers at below-market rates, or even to give it away.
Crosscut
September 8, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle transit planners are working on a light rail extensions to West Seattle and Ballard, and trying to figure out which development alternatives are worth the cost.
KUOW
August 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
King County Metro enjoys the benefit of lower fuel costs from buying electric buses. Josh Cohen argues that it's time for Sound Transit to get on board.
Crosscut
July 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog
June 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Urbanist details on of the big bus rapid transit routes on the table in Seattle.
The Urbanist
May 24, 2018, 10am PDT
A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.
Federal Transit Administration
May 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
Sound Transit is hard at work with a busy planning schedule for several light rail projects in the Tacoma area. A post on The Urbanist focuses on the scoping project for the Tacoma Dome Link extension.
The Urbanist
May 2, 2018, 9am PDT
Inclusive transit oriented development is a top priority with Sound Transit's new surplus land policy.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
March 29, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and fans of the Seattle Mariners have an extra reason to celebrate this year.
Curbed Seattle
February 20, 2018, 2pm PST
More transit agencies are recognizing that it's not enough to build transit infrastructure if the people who really need it don't live close enough to use it.
TransitCenter
January 10, 2018, 8am PST
While the federal government withdraws financing support for public transit, one writer says Democrats in the state of Washington need to gird support for Sound Transit 3's funding initiatives.
The Urbanist
December 22, 2017, 5am PST
Excessive speed is thought to be the cause of the deadly derailment on Dec. 18. Positive train control, which likely would have slowed down the train, was installed on the tracks and locomotive but was not yet operational.
RailwayAge
December 17, 2017, 9am PST
Soon, Sound Transit buses will start traveling on the shoulder to skip a perpetually congested stretch of I-5. Over a dozen Sound Transit and Community Transit express routes operate on the 2.5-mile stretch.
The Urbanist