This is going to be the biggest transit year in a while:
- University Link opens, adding two hugely important stations to the system, sometime in the first quarter.
- Metro massively revises service in Northeast Seattle in March to take advantage of Link and radically increase the number of frequent corridors.
- Metro tweaks Capitol Hill routes in March to respond (halfheartedly) to the new Capitol Hill Station.
- Sound Transit opens Angle Lake Station, with 1,050 parking spaces, in Late 2016.
- Community Transit adds
33,0003,300 service hours in March as a result of last year’s Prop 1, with a bigger one to come in September.
- Pierce Transit adds at least 30,000 service hours in
- SDOT pays to split the RapidRide C and D lines, introducing new service to South Lake Union.
- The First Hill Streetcar opens, sometime this year, we think – but SDOT won’t confirm anything.
- The Edmonds Community College (S. 200th St.) Swift station opens in January or February.
- Cellular service goes live in the Link tunnels.
CT opens a new park and ride west of Paine Field sometime this year.
- ST Express and Sounder jump on the ORCA LIFT low-income fare bandwagon — joining Metro, Link Light Rail, Seattle Streetcar, King County Water Taxis, and Kitsap Transit — on March 1, one year to the day after the ORCA LIFT program went live.
- Tacoma Link fares begin in September.
- SDOT begins a ridership study to project the impact of integrating the monorail into the regional transit fare system, which would include honoring the PugetPass and a low-income fare.
- The Sound Transit Board will almost certainly send Sound Transit 3 to the ballot in November.
- A Seattle housing levy in November should expand the City’s housing stock.