To expand the regional transit system, Sound Transit proposes to build over 20 light rail, commuter rail and bus projects during the next 25 years. Outlined in a draft plan called ST3, the transit projects would serve Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. ST3 would cost approximately $50 billion and be funded with new and existing transit taxes. See Sound Transit’s March 25, 2016 press release on the ST3 annoucement.
The public is invited to review and comment on the draft ST 3 plan now until April 29. Here’s how you can get involved:
- View the draft plan and proposed projects, including an interactive map
- Attend a public meeting to ask questions and give comments. Sound Transit will hold a series of 6 public meetings around the region from April 19 – 28.
- Take an online survey
- Submit comments in writing by email at email@example.com or to Sound Transit 3, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104
Based on community input, Sound Transit will finalize the ST3 plan and place a transit tax on the November 2016 ballot. If passed, the average household would pay approximately $200 more per year in taxes to pay for the transit improvements.
For more information:
- Seattle Times article: “$50B Sound Transit proposal: big taxes, big spending, big plan”
- News Tribune article: “Several Pierce County projects in $50 billion Sound Transit plan“
- News Tribune article: “Public can comment on Sound Transit 3 until April 29“
- KING5 News: “Sound Transit releases list of ST3 projects“
- ST 3 presentation to Sound Transit Board, March 24, 2016
- Sound Transit 3 website