Fife

Click on the to see detailed location information.

Want to compare them all? View the alternatives matrix (PDF) Warning: it’s a lot of details!

About Fife

Click on the pink tabs above to view more details about the initial routes and stations under consideration. Public feedback will be shared with the project Elected Leadership Group, who will make recommendations to the Sound Transit Board for options that will continue through the alternatives development process.

  • Sound Transit looked at six alignment families and nine individual station alternatives based on spring 2018 public input.
  • A station in Fife will have approximately 500 parking spaces.

The project team’s initial analysis shows which stations and alignments have more potential or more challenges in the table below. Stations and alignments are being compared to each other in this station area, not to all stations and alignments along the corridor.

Alternatives Reasons
Alternatives with more potential 

Fife 3 [2 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

Fife 4 [3 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving
Alternatives with greater challenges 

Fife 1

  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • Least convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

Fife 2 [2 alternative routes]

  • Located outside of City of Fife’s planned City Center

Fife 5 [3 alternative routes]

  • Station located near to an already congested intersection: SR 99/54th

Fife 6

Fife 7

  • Potential challenges to build elevated track around SR 167, I-5 and 54th Street ramps
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential for more highway congestion delay along SR 99 and 54th Street during construction

Fife 8

  • Requires construction of additional structures to reach median, including a pedestrian bridge over I-5
  • Limited space in the median would require widening I-5
  • More highway congestion likely during construction

Fife 9 [2 alternative routes]

  • Located outside of City of Fife’s planned City Center
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential impacts to nearby wetlands
  • Most construction coordination challenges with SR 167 extension project

About Fife

Click on the pink tabs above to view more details about the initial routes and stations under consideration. Public feedback will be shared with the project Elected Leadership Group, who will make recommendations to the Sound Transit Board for options that will continue through the alternatives development process.

  • Sound Transit looked at six alignment families and nine individual station alternatives based on spring 2018 public input.
  • A station in Fife will have approximately 500 parking spaces.

The project team’s initial analysis shows which stations and alignments have more potential or more challenges in the table below. Stations and alignments are being compared to each other in this station area, not to all stations and alignments along the corridor.

Alternatives Reasons
Alternatives with more potential 

Fife 3 [2 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

Fife 4 [3 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving
Alternatives with greater challenges 

Fife 1

  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • Least convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

Fife 2 [2 alternative routes]

  • Located outside of City of Fife’s planned City Center

Fife 5 [3 alternative routes]

  • Station located near to an already congested intersection: SR 99/54th

Fife 6

Fife 7

  • Potential challenges to build elevated track around SR 167, I-5 and 54th Street ramps
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential for more highway congestion delay along SR 99 and 54th Street during construction

Fife 8

  • Requires construction of additional structures to reach median, including a pedestrian bridge over I-5
  • Limited space in the median would require widening I-5
  • More highway congestion likely during construction

Fife 9 [2 alternative routes]

  • Located outside of City of Fife’s planned City Center
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential impacts to nearby wetlands
  • Most construction coordination challenges with SR 167 extension project

I-5 West to 12th Street

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 1

  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • Least convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

Pacific Hwy East/Pacific Hwy South/I-5 to 99

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 4 [3 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near the station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving
  • Note: The three different colors depict the different corridors that this alternative uses before and after reaching Fife. For example, the pink alignment connects to SR 99.

Fife 5 [3 alternative routes]

  • Station located near to an already congested intersection: SR 99/54th

Pacific Hwy West/15th Street

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 2 [2 alternative routes]

  • Located outside of City of Fife’s planned City Center

Fife 3 [2 alternative routes]

  • Supports the City of Fife’s planned City Center for a more livable, walkable, accessible, and business-friendly city center
  • Greater opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • More convenient station access for people walking, biking, taking transit, or driving

I-5 West/Representative

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 6 and Fife 7

  • Potential challenges to build elevated track around SR 167, I-5, and 54th Street ramps
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential for more highway congestion delay along SR 99 and 54th Street during construction

I-5 Median

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 8

  • Requires construction of additional structures to reach median, including a pedestrian bridge over I-5
  • Limited space in the median would require widening I-5
  • More highway congestion likely during construction

I-5 South

The technical team’s analysis shows:

Fife 9 [2 alternative routes]

  • Station located outside of the Fife’s "City Center Vision"
  • Fewer opportunities for housing and business development near station
  • Potential impacts to nearby wetlands
  • Most construction coordination challenges with SR 167 extension project

Speech bubble icon Share your thoughts about routes and stations

Want to see the results?

Sign up to receive email updates, and we’ll send you a summary of all public feedback heard this month, and other project updates.

Subscribe for project news