Sound Transit Board has approved the Tacoma Dome Link Extension, establishing a $125.7 million budget for preliminary engineering for the project. The action gives the green light to extend light rail south from South King into Pierce County, projected to be reality that you can ride on in 12 years.

In a related action, the Board executed a $10.3 million consultant contract with HDR Engineering Inc. to begin project development services.

“Delivering Link service to South Federal Way, Fife and the Tacoma Dome by 2030 will require Sound Transit, our partner cities, and the Puyallup Tribe to work closely together to gather community input and to make project decisions in an efficient manner,” said Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff.

The Tacoma Dome Link Extension is part of the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Plan approved by voters last November.