Initiatives

Sound Transit 3

Sound Transit 3

Growing the capacity of our transportation system is critical to the future health of our downtown. With the 2016 passage of Sound Transit 3 (ST3), we took a large step toward our goal of ensuring an efficient and interconnected regional transportation network. ST3 is the region’s single biggest investment in our region’s transportation future. It will dramatically increase connectivity to, through and within downtown, and DSA has been a supporter since the start. We weighed in early on the specifics of the ST3 plan that was ultimately presented to and approved by voters. In the run up to the election, DSA raised over $100,000 to support the campaign and our members and coalition partners helped ensure passage in November 2016. The levy will fund creation of an additional 62 miles of light rail lines, expanded bus rapid transit lines, more Sounder train capacity and a second downtown transit tunnel that will serve South Lake Union, Uptown and SODO.

For questions and to get involved in our transportation advocacy, contact Jonathan Hopkins:

Phone: 360-957-5468
Email: jonathanh@commuteseattle.org