King County has a vast transit system, Sound Transit, to help it’s citizens zip from point A to point B. KC has been campaigning for years to lessen our toll on the environment be riding the bus or taking the train; and they’ve certainly made that accessible for everyone.
Sound Transit offers a few different methods of transportation, serving different areas. They include:
- Express Busses
- Link (UW – Angle Lake)
- Tacoma Link
- Sounder Everett – Seattle
- Sounder Lakewood – Seattle
Local voters approved a massive plan, ST3, for public transit expansion on ________, 2016. This 54 billion dollar plan will build a strong web of transit options over the next 25 years to improve traffic conditions and make public transportation a reality for more people. Workers will be adding 62 miles to our current system, connecting Tacoma to Seattle via Light Rail, and stretching infrastructure to more rural parts of King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Click here to learn more about ST3.
Link Light Rail
The Link Light Rail can launch you from Sea Tac to UW in 48 minutes. Try doing that in a car and it’d take you over an hour and a half on a good day! Not to mention, the trains run every 15 minutes from 5 AM to 1 AM, with frequency raising to every 6 minutes during rush hour times. This is the perfect option for south sound livers who must commute into the city for any reason. Even utilize this for weekend travel, and forget about the hassle of parking. Fares never cost more than $3.25.