Sound Transit is seeking public feedback on our 2022 Service Plan. Take the survey below by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 22, attend the virtual open house on Aug. 11, email your feedback at servicechanges@soundtransit.org, or leave a comment by calling 1-866-940-4387. You can also sign up to give verbal comment at the virtual public hearing on Aug. 12.

What’s the annual service plan?

At Sound Transit, we evaluate service performance annually and propose changes to improve performance, respond to ridership trends and use taxpayer resources efficiently.

We forecast many of these proposed changes through our annual planning process, but we need your input to help us hone and improve them.

We recognize that the past year has been extremely challenging. Transit agencies across the region, including Sound Transit, had to reduce service during the pandemic. As the region rebounds and we look ahead to next year, we invite you to learn more about the changes we are proposing to service in 2022. Your feedback on the 2022 Service Plan proposal will help shape what service looks like in the coming year.

What’s on the horizon for 2022 service?

We’re considering changes to ST Express bus and Sounder South as ridership is rebounding region-wide and as we continue to recover from the pandemic. We’re responding to the increase with a focus on equity and are proposing increases to service where people need it most, specifically in South King and Pierce County, where ridership remained more resilient compared to other parts of the region.

In addition, 2022 will mark the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension opening. This extension will provide new local connections from Tacoma Dome Station to major medical institutions in the Hilltop neighborhood.

Rider waiting at a bus stop in downtown Tacoma. ST Express route 590 pulling up to stop.

2022 Service Plan goals

2022 Service Plan proposal

Full map of proposed Sound Transit service changes
To view our current service map, click here.

ST Express Changes

Sound Transit’s bus service that connects regional hubs in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties.

Sounder South Changes

Sound Transit’s commuter rail service operates between Lakewood and Seattle on weekdays.

Tacoma Link Changes

Tacoma’s light rail service currently operates between the Tacoma Dome and the Theater District, with six new stations opening next year.

Title VI

As required by the Federal Transit Administration, Sound Transit evaluates major service changes to determine if proposed changes would have a discriminatory impact.

We’ll complete a Title VI analysis as part of the 2022 Service Plan process. Learn more here.

2022 Service Plan survey


Next steps

Project timeline

May 2021

  • Community Based Organization (CBO) Briefings

July-August 2021

  • Public Comment period
  • Online Open House and survey
  • Virtual Open House on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.
  • Virtual Public Hearing on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m.

August-September 2021

  • Review public input and revise the 2022 Service Plan

October 2021

  • Sound Transit Board adoption process

December 2021

  • Post final 2022 Service Plan