Work continues on the future Northgate Station, where light-rail trains will pause and turn back toward downtown Seattle, when service reaches Northgate in 2021.
At the future Northgate Station, work continues on the elevated station and new concrete guideways where light-rail trains will pause and turn back toward downtown Seattle, when service reaches Northgate in 2021.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, spoke Tuesday about her support for $1.1 billion in federal aid, to help fund a $2.9 billion Northgate-to-Lynnwood extension, approved in a 2008 local ballot measure. The Trump administration has proposed canceling proposed rail megaproject grants across the country, arguing that transit is a local matter. Since then, the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 voted 31-0 to continue the grants, which forwards the matter to the House.
A ride from Lynnwood to downtown would take an estimated 28 minutes and add about 70,000 daily boardings to the light-rail network by 2035. Local voters last year passed a third round of regional transit taxes, bringing their share of Sound Transit investments to $639 annually for a median-income household.