As Martin scooped, Sound Transit has announced their 15 year plan. I’ll let the map and dates speak for themselves:
That’s Link to Bellevue, Highline and Northgate four years after U Link, Microsoft a year later, Federal Way and Lynnwood two years after that. This package also includes more and longer Sounder South trains, bus investments for 545 service to coincide with the new 520 bridge, and the First Hill streetcar.
ST Express hours would be increased 12%, and East Link exactly duplicates the 550, so those hours can go to other routes (which adds several percent, effectively, to that 12%).
Jackpot, folks. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Now we have to get it on the ballot.