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Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington state's Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. It was formed in 1993 by the Snohomish, King, and Pierce County Councils. Image File history File links Sound-Transit-logo. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound (pronounced IPA ) is a sound connected to the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ...

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Express Bus

Sound Transit's bus fleet is operated by local transit authorities Community Transit, Metro Transit, and Pierce Transit. It provides service to cities in all three counties, including Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, Lakewood, Bellevue, Auburn, Federal Way, and Gig Harbor, in addition to Everett and Tacoma via its Regional Express Bus Service. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Community Transit is the main public transit authority of Snohomish County, Washington. ... Articulating bus Metro Transit, Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation. ... Pierce Transit, in full the Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation, is the public transit authority of Pierce County, Washington. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels (D) Area    - City 369. ... Official website: http://www. ... Issaquah city hall. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Gig Harbor is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area    - City 162. ... Sound Transit Express (ST Express) is the major bus transit system that serves as part of the Sound Transit network. ...


Light Rail

Main article: Link Light Rail

The Tacoma Link is a light rail service in Tacoma connecting the city's Theater District, Convention Center, train station, and Tacoma Dome arena. Link Light Rail is a new transportation project for the Greater Seattle region. ... Tacoma Link at the Tacoma Dome Station // Tacoma Link Tacoma Link is a 1. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... The Tacoma Dome from the Bridge of Glass. ...


The Central Link, a 15.7-mile light rail line running between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport via the Rainier Valley, is currently under construction, scheduled to open in 2009. There are plans to expand this route to Port of Tacoma; this would add about 20 miles to the main line and 6 more stations to Central Link. Plans are also in the works to add an Everett line; this would add 6 more stations to the list. There are plans to build a East Link that would add 15-20 miles, and 12 stations to the network. Sound Transit logo The Central Link, a 14-mile light rail line running between Seattle and Tukwila, is currently under construction by Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, popularly known as Sound Transit. ... FAA diagram of Sea-Tac Airport Sea-Tac Airport from space with the SR 509 freeway to the west and the SR 518 freeway to the north Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington at the intersections of...


Commuter Rail

Main article: Sounder Commuter Rail

Sound Transit operates the Sounder Commuter Rail, a commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle, and between Seattle and Tacoma. There are currently 4 daily round-trips between Tacoma and Seattle and 2 between Everett and Seattle. Sound Transit will eventually run up to 18 daily round tips from Tacoma and 4 from Everett to Seattle once all trackwork is completed by BNSF Railway. They also plan on extending service to South Tacoma and Lakewood by the end of 2007. Current stations are: The Sounder at King Street Station The Sounder Commuter Rail is a commuter rail service operated by Sound Transit. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting mark BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is comparable in size). ...

  • Everett Station
  • Edmonds Station
  • King Street Station (Downtown Seattle)
  • Tukwila Station
  • Kent Station
  • Auburn Station
  • Sumner Station
  • Puyallup Station
  • Tacoma Dome Station
  • Lakewood Station (Opening 2008).

See also

This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ...

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King County Superior Court | The Ruling on Sane Transit v Sound Transit (6046 words)
Sound Transit is a regional transit authority governed by an appointed board of elected officials, serving Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties.
Sound Transit has indicated its desire to be able to extend the 14-mile line to complete substantial portions of the remaining seven miles with extended anticipated funding.
Sound Transit acknowledges, however, that it cannot state with certainty which portions of the remaining seven miles of the line will be built because it does not yet know either the cost to construct the other segments or the amount of funding that will be available.
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