November 27, 2013
The $1.95 billion project was made possible by more than $830 million in federal funding, including an $813 million full funding grant agreement that Sen. Patty Murray helped secure.
September 3, 2013
The funding comes from the TIGER grant program created in 2009 to fund projects that are of regional economic importance and that help create and save jobs.
July 25, 2013
Will be honored on July 29 at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.
July 22, 2013
The 8.5-mile Lynnwood Link light rail extension is estimated to carry 60,000 to 70,000 riders each weekday through one of the most congested travel corridors in the region. It is scheduled to open in 2023.
June 26, 2013
Includes two new platforms; a parking lot with long-term parking for Amtrak patrons; an improved pedestrian underpass and enhanced passenger amenities, creating a modernized train station for Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit commuter rail, and King County Metro Transit Bus customers.
May 16, 2013
More than 120 retail stores just joined the 40 transit agency venues that sell ORCA cards. Prior to ORCA, regional transit agencies each had their own tickets, passes and paper transfers.
March 4, 2013
The new $18 million project will be a mixed-use arts facility containing 57 rental units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families. The ground floor will include a community room and 12 commercial spaces for non-profits, creative enterprises and related businesses.
February 13, 2013
Trying to keep the city of Kirkland from taking out a five-mile section of rail line to install a recreational trail. City officials told the paper that they plan to eventually rebuild the tracks, but rail advocates are skeptical and say the possibilities should be studied first.
February 8, 2013
Had an estimated 28 million boardings last year. Average weekday boardings topped 93,000 for the year. The combined annual numbers were up almost 12% over 2011 and boardings on all Sound Transit services topped agency projections for the year.
January 8, 2013
The excess amount was $349,632 over a four-and-a-half-year period, according to a state auditor. An untrained employee and overly complex accounting systems were to blame for the payment mistakes.
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