Proposition 1 connects Eastside cities and job centers to each other and the region — helping people avoid traffic congestion and making it easier to get around.
- Extends the East Link light rail from Microsoft’s campus to Downtown Redmond.
- Builds new light rail from South Kirkland to Issaquah.
- Adds bus rapid transit on I-405 from Snohomish County to Renton, and on SR 522 from Bothell to the NE 145th Street Light Rail Station.
- Provides interim additional express bus service.
A single light rail line can move 23-times the number of people as a freeway lane can move cars during rush hour.
- Microsoft to Downtown Redmond: One year after East Link opens to the Microsoft Campus, Regional Proposition 1 will complete East Link to Downtown Redmond.
- South Kirkland to Issaquah: Light rail alignment would connect the South Kirkland Park & Ride, Bellevue College and Central Issaquah, with a connection to East Link at the Wilberton station.
Bus Rapid Transit
I-405 and SR 522 are two of the most congested highways in the region. Proposition 1 creates dedicated bus lines in the corridors, making it easier to avoid the traffic.
- Burien to Renton on I-405 and SR 518.
- Renton to Bothell on I-405.
- Bothell to Shoreline/Seattle Light Rail Station on SR 522.
ST Express Bus Service
While the light rail and bus rapid transit projects are built, Proposition 1 makes quick investments in better bus service.
- Add 27,820 hours to the ST Express buses for East King County.
- Build a park & ride station in North Sammamish.