Puget Sound region commuters interested in learning more about Sound Transit transportation projects and investments might be interested in reading the agency’s 2019 Regional Report.
Since 1996, voters have approved three ballot measures — Sound Move (1996 – $3.9 billion), ST2 (2008 – $17.8 billion), and ST3 (2016 – $53.8 billion) — directing $75.5 billion in new tax revenue toward efforts to expand bus, light rail, and other transportation services through 2041.
Broken out by five areas (Eastside, Pierce County, Seattle, Snohomish County, and South King County), Sound Transit’s 2019 Regional Report offers updates on system expansion projects, identifies possible challenges on the horizon, and provides resources on how residents can help shape future Sound Transit decisions.
The complete report is available online here.
Here are some highlights specific to Pierce County and South King County:
- Construction will continue this year to expand Tacoma Link light rail service to the city’s Hilltop neighborhood by 2022.
- Design work will begin this year to build new parking garages at Sounder Commuter Rail stations in Kent and Auburn by 2023.
- Construction is scheduled to begin this year on a project to extend light rail service from Angle Lake to Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street, and Federal Way by 2024.
- This year, Sound Transit’s Board of Directors is expected to identify a preferred route and station locations to extend light rail service from Federal Way to South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma, and the Tacoma Dome by 2030.
- Planning will begin this year to expand and extend Sounder Commuter Rail service to DuPont by 2036.