Sound Transit will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, July 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. to receive public comment on Tacoma Link fare options.
In 2016, the Sound Transit Board directed staff to develop a fare proposal that would take effect when Tacoma Link expanded service beyond downtown. The Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension is scheduled to open in 2022, adding 2.4 miles to the route with six new stations in the Stadium District and Hilltop neighborhood.
Sound Transit is seeking public comment on two options for establishing fare levels. Option 1 is similar to Pierce Transit’s fares for adults, youth, seniors and passengers with disabilities. Option 2 aligns with Sound Transit’s lowest fare for Link light rail. Both options propose a $1.50 ORCA LIFT fare for low-income adults.
Tacoma Link Fare Options
|Option 1||Option 2|
|Senior & disabled||$1.00||$1.00|
Information about how to sign up for comment and how to join the meeting is available at https://www.soundtransit.org/get-to-know-us/news-events/calendar/public-hearing-tacoma-link-fare-update-2021-07-15
In order to comment at the virtual public hearing, you will need to sign up in advance. The sign up window will be open from 8 a.m. on the day of the hearing until five minutes before the hearing’s scheduled start time. Sign up requires your name and email address. Commenters will be called on by name in the order they signed up.
An online survey for public comment on these fare changes is also open now through July 25 at https://www.soundtransit.org/TFares. You may also email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-201-4900.
For more information on the public hearing or to request ADA accommodation, please call Sound Transit at (800) 201-4900 or (888) 713-6030 (TTY) or email https://www.soundtransit.org/help-contacts.