Background

The Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE) project will extend regional light rail from the Federal Way Transit Center to the Tacoma Dome Station area. When complete, this extension will connect to the regional light rail network, with service to Sea-Tac Airport, CenturyLink Field and Seattle. View the entire future system map. Click on the ...+ bars below to know more about the project history and process.

As you continue through this online open house, you will see the alternatives for each station area, in South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma and Tacoma Dome. You can use the map feature on each page to view details about each route and complete the online survey below to share your thoughts. Each initial alternative has already been evaluated against a set of comparative criteria:

transportation icon Provide effective transportation solutions
land use icon Support land use and economic development plans and transit-oriented development
environment icon Preserve the environment
mobility icon Support equitable mobility
finance icon Provide financially sustainable and constructible project

Distinguishing characteristics that make each alternative more or less promising are focused on the set of criteria above.

Factors we are considering

At this stage, all alternatives are currently compared equally to each other. These criteria were developed in consultation with the project’s Elected Leadership Group, Interagency Group, and Stakeholder Group, and include:

transportation icon Provide effective transportation solutions
land use icon Support land use and economic development plans and transit-oriented development
environment icon Preserve the environment
mobility icon Support equitable mobility
finance icon Provide financially sustainable and constructible project