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January 7, 2014

Seattle museum to teach kids about public transportation

The Sound Transit Station exhibit, enabled by $9,600 in funding from the transit system, welcomes kids to "drive" a replica of a Sound Transit train.


December 17, 2013

Wabtec to supply Sound Transit with PTC for $34M

Will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for 16 locomotives and 18 passenger transit cab cars as well as signal design and communications, mapping and systems integration.


November 27, 2013

Sound Transit's University Link projected to open early

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

Sound Transit receives $24M for 2 projects

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

APTA to celebrate 9 agencies for sustainability efforts

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

Sound Transit kicks off light rail extension process

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

Wash. breaks ground on $46M rail station project

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

Seattle expands smart card purchase options

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

Sound Transit completes TOD land sale

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

Activists rally to keep Wash. rail line

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.


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