Seattle Subway is organizing a community of grassroots transit supporters to channel public enthusiasm for fast, reliable high capacity transit into actionable goals. We champion a vision of a connected city and region to accelerate our region's transit investments.
Who Are We?
We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting high quality transit for Seattle and the Puget Sound Region on the fastest possible timeline. Click here for our current Seattle Subway team bios (pdf).
What Are We Doing?
We're advocates for expansion of Seattle's existing subway system. That's right…expansion of the subway we've already got. Sound Transit already operates subway trains through Downtown, and in the next few years will extend underground rail service to Capitol Hill, the University of Washington, the U District and Northgate.
We envision an integrated system - some underground, some elevated, but always out of traffic - that connects the rest of the city, not only to the great neighborhoods within Seattle, but to all the great communities of our region.
Why Are We Doing It?
Seattle is growing. And growing fast! We have a diverse and dynamic population that takes pride in our city and works and plays within its borders. Our existing infrastructure is stretched to its limits and we have fewer transportation options in comparison to other cities our size.
We are committed to expanding the efforts of Sound Transit and other local agencies to bring to fruition an efficient mass-transit solution that meets the needs of Seattle's 21st Century population. We believe such a system will deliver a wealth of economic benefits to all parts of our city and is best funded through progressive revenue sources that are consistent with Seattleites' fiscal values.
Where Are We Doing It?
Our goal is to bring service to more of our favorite – and, not coincidentally, some of our fastest growing - communities. Places like Ballard, Fremont, Green Lake, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Wallingford, West Seattle, and White Center. We envision a city in which we can reach our jobs, our favorite nightspots, or any of Seattle's wide variety of attractions quickly and efficiently, without ever getting in a car.
When Are We Doing It?
We have to start now. Building community support is just the first step, but it's also the most important. The scope of the project is grand, as most large projects are. And the bigger the project, the longer it takes to build. We can speed up that process by coming together to demonstrate strong support for a subway and bringing the discussion to the forefront of our city's agenda.
How Are We Doing It?
We're building a strong base of support among the citizens of Seattle, our community and elected leaders, and a broad constituency of regional and state stakeholders to rapidly advance the next generation of funding, design, and construction of grade-separated rail mass-transit.
And we need your support! You can help us spread the word with a donation of a few dollars or a few hours of your time. Together, we'll build a great subway for a great city.