The U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a USD 1.17 billion funding agreement with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for construction of the Lynnwood LRT extension, connecting Seattle to Lynnwood.
Sound Transit is also approved for up to USD 658 million in USDOT credit assistance through the Build America Bureau.
In September, under the Capital Investment Grants programme, Lynnwood Link received a funding allocation of USD 100 million.
Lynnwood LRT expansion will expand light rail service between Seattle and some of its most populated northern suburbs, including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood. It includes 13.7 km of grade-separated light rail, as well as four new stations, operated by 34 vehicles. It will connect to the broader Link light rail network, including the existing system from Angle Lake to the University of Washington and the Northgate Link and East Link segments currently under construction.
The project also involves 1,500 parking spaces and a new maintenance and storage facility.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.