January 22-On Wednesday, January 22, City Manager Carl Cole, Deputy Mayor Peter Kwon and Councilmember Clyde Hill attended a ceremonial signing at the Angle Lake Light Rail Station. Acting Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Administrator K. Jane Williams, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff and King County Executive Dow Constantine were also on hand to ceremonially sign a $790 million grant for the Federal Way Link Extension.
In December the FTA announced its intent to close on the grant following the 30-day Congressional review period, which closes on January 25. The Federal Way Link Light Rail project extends light rail from Angle Lake Station in the City of SeaTac to the Federal Way Transit Center. The 7.8-mile extension includes three stations in Kent/Des Moines near Highline College, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center. All three stations add parking for a total of 3,200 spaces along the route. The entire line is expected to be open in 2024. For more information on the project click here.