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Sound Transit's Brooklyn Station in the University District - 6/26/19


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Link turned 10 years old today and Sound Transit celebrated by stocking a few TVMs with limited-edition ORCA cards.



I also celebrated by biking around a few East Link sites for an upcoming photo tour (on STB). Here's a quick shot of the catenary supports on the East Channel Bridge just off Mercer Island.

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https://www.djc.com/news/co/12123789.html

July 24, 2019

Crews lay down track atop I-90 floating bridge

By BENJAMIN MINNICK
Journal Construction Editor

Crews have installed one of the eight specialized track sections that will allow light rail trains to cross the Interstate 90 floating bridge.

The 43-foot-long sections — called track bridges — will carry rail from the fixed ends of the Homer M. Hadley bridge to its floating part. They were designed to move with the bridge, which can flex in six different directions.

“This has not been done anywhere else in the world,” said John Sleavin, deputy project director in charge of final design at Sound Transit, during a Tuesday media tour of the bridge.

Laying track on a floating bridge has additional challenges other than the transitions, such as movement of the rail on the floating section, the weight of the system and isolating electrical current that runs in the rails.





Special isolators are used on the track bridges to keep electrical current from reaching the main bridge.






Nearly 9,000 light-weight concrete blocks support the track across the main bridge.
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July 10, 2019

Feds have $100M for Federal Way Link
By JOURNAL STAFF

Sound Transit on Tuesday said the Federal Transit Administration will allocate $100 million in capital investment grant funding to extend light rail to Federal Way.

The agency said the funding represents a significant commitment toward the pending multi-year full funding grant of $790 million. The project is among the FTA's highest rated transit projects in the nation.

Sound Transit wants to break ground in early 2020 and open the 7.8-mile extension in 2024. Track will run from Angle Lake in SeaTac to Federal Way, with three stations along the route in Kent/Des Moines, at South 272nd Street and at the Federal Way Transit Center. Demolition and utility relocation work could start this fall.




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July 29, 2019

Sound Transit identifies alternatives for Tacoma Dome Link Extension

A final alignment could be selected by 2022, with groundbreaking slated for 2025.

By JOURNAL STAFF


The Sound Transit Board of Directors has identified preferred station locations and alignments, and alternatives to study for the 9.7-mile Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.

The preferred location is the first choice of stations and alignments for the project.

The extension has four segments — South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma and the Tacoma Dome area — each of which will have a new station.

Here is a quick summary of the alignments and station sites:

• For South Federal Way, the preferred station site is an elevated location along Enchanted Parkway near south 352nd Street near Interstate 5.

• For Fife, the preferred station location is an elevated site north of 15th Street.

• For East Tacoma, the preferred and alternative alignments differ on where they connect with the station at the Tacoma Dome.

• For the Tacoma Dome area, the preferred station location is an elevated site at Tacoma Dome Station in the vicinity of East 25th Street, west of G Street.

Construction is set to begin in early 2020 to complete light rail between SeaTac and Federal Way in 2024. To further extend service to Tacoma by 2030, Sound Transit is working to publish the draft EIS in 2021, select a final alignment in 2022 and break ground in 2025.






The 9.7-mile Tacoma Dome Link Extension will connect light rail from Federal Way. Service could begin in 2030.
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It's getting pretty serious in Tacoma!


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