Rail

Sound Transit kicks off light rail extension process

Posted on July 22, 2013

Seattle’s Sound Transit released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that will shape upcoming decisions on the alignment of the voter-approved light rail line between Northgate and Lynnwood along the Interstate 5 corridor.

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.

Lynnwood Link will connect to the light rail segment currently under construction between Husky Stadium and Northgate scheduled to open in 2021 and bring light rail to Snohomish County for the first time.

Lynnwood Link is the northernmost of the more than 30 miles of Sound Transit 2 light rail extensions approved by voters in 2008. By 2023 Sound Transit is also scheduled to open an eastward extension to Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond’s Overlake area and a southward extension to the Kent/DesMoines area. By 2030 Link is expected to carry more than 80 million riders annually.

Publication of the DEIS kicks off the public comment period on the routes and station alternatives to inform the Sound Transit Board as it prepares to identify a preferred alternative later this year. The DEIS public comment period closes Sept. 23, 2013.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metra Electric's original Highliner railcars officially retired

The railcars began serving customers on the Illinois Central, now the Metra Electric Line, on May 31, 1971. Federal funds covered two-thirds of the $40 million cost and the IC paid the rest.

Bombardier wins Edmonton light rail contract

Will be responsible for the design and supply of the vehicles, signaling, communications, power supply and distribution, overhead catenary system and related depot equipment. Bombardier's scope is valued at approximately $280 million.

Calif. high-speed rail lawsuit back in court

Attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue in Sacramento County Superior Court that the state can no longer assure Californians of the claims made in 2008.

OC Streetcar receives $125M federal funding boost

Funding identified in President Obama’s 2016-17 budget for 4.1-mile Santa Ana/Garden Grove project.

South Phoenix rail extension on track to launch a decade early

The planned extension will be the first project to get a boost from the city's Transportation 2050 program, which raised sales taxes to fund bus, street and light-rail improvements.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close