Sound Transit asks for public feedback on Everett link extension, north operations facility

Sound Transit on Monday launched a public engagement period for the Everett Link Extension project. The public can weigh in on the initial results from technical analysis on the potential stations, route and Operations and Maintenance Facility North locations. Community members can learn more and provide feedback through April 3 at

The Everett Link Extension includes 16 miles of elevated and at-grade light rail from the Lynnwood City Center Station to Everett Station. It includes six new Link stations at West Alderwood, Ash Way, Mariner, SW Everett Industrial Center, SR 526/Evergreen and Everett Station. A seventh, as-yet-unfunded station at SR 99/Airport Road will also be studied during the planning process. In addition, the project includes a new operations and maintenance facility along the alignment in Snohomish County. This facility will support the overall Link light rail system and is scheduled to open in 2034.

According to a Sound Transit news release, the online open house will provide information on the Everett Link Extension project such as:

Throughout the alternative development process, Sound Transit said it will continue to solicit public feedback. At the end of this process, Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration will conduct environmental review of the project and will conduct public, tribal and agency outreach.

The latest analysis is part of the alternative development process for the Everett Link Extension, targeted to open in Everett in 2037. This target schedule requires an estimated $600 million in additional funding and/or savings, and Sound Transit said it will examine all options for opening service on this timeline. However, if additional funding and/or reduced project costs cannot be secured, the agency said, the timeframe that is affordable to open service to SW Everett Industrial Center is 2037 and opening service from there to Everett Station is 2041.

More information, including maps of the representative project, is available at

  1. Could have swore I did this already do a straight line from Lynnwood to Everett put in a spur from north Everett mall area to Boeing area eliminating the U shaped detour saving tens of millions if not a 100 plus million dollars. I am sure those riding from Everett will appreciate not having to take the detour. And the few this route doesn’t include can just walk or ride their bikes to the bus where they will have to transfer twice just to get to the rail that is slower than traffic on a good day. How about all those low wage construction workers that have to go to a different jobsite every few weeks all around the region who can’t spend 3 hours one way getting there and can no longer afford to drive because of government policies and taxation?

  2. None of the draft proposals/routes have the light rail stopping AT the Paine Field terminal. I don’t know of any other airport/city with light rail nearby that stops near the terminal instead of at it. People taking the light rail will have to walk 10-15 minutes outdoors to get to the terminal, with luggage, often in the rain. The same is true with the Swift buses. Arriving visitors to our airport must wonder why?

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