The conversation about the future of mass transit in our region took a big step forward Friday with the release of detailed studies for all the projects that could be part of a ST3 ballot measure next November.
Sound Transit released details of the ST3
candidate projects, including cost and ridership estimates for each project
along with other decision factors such as opportunities for transit-oriented
development and non-motorized access options.
The Sound Transit
Board identified the candidate projects last summer following a broad public
involvement period. The Board focused on priorities for expanding regional
transit services as the region’s population grows by a million people in the
next 25 years.
Over the coming
months, the studies will inform work by the Sound Transit Board to further
narrow in on priorities and discuss the funding and size of a ballot measure.
Stay tuned for details on how to provide input on a draft package the Board
expects to release in March. Input next spring will shape a final measure
planned for voter consideration in November 2016.
Check out the
study results through the interactive
map and full list of projects, where you’ll find more information including
options for specific corridors. Visit the document
archive for information about funding ST3, including Sound Transit’s cost
methodology and track record of constructing projects on time and within