Here’s the press release:
The Obama Administration’s FY 2016 budget proposal includes $74.99 million in Small Starts federal funding for extending the Tacoma Link light rail line… Expansion of the 1.6-mile light rail system between the Tacoma Dome and Theater District stations requires partnership funding before the expansion can be built. The 2.4-mile expansion requires approximately $75 million in Small Starts funding, $50 million in ST2 revenues, and $40 million from the City of Tacoma, a key partner in the project. To date, Sound Transit and the City have worked together to secure $13 million in grants for the City’s contribution to the project.
So if Congress were to actually enact this, they’d still be $27m short. ST has long anticipated this grant and the news therefore doesn’t really alter the status quo.
The extension would go up to the Stadium District and then turn south on MLK Way.