Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has provided $9,900,131 for New Start funds for station construction along the Tacoma-Lakewood commuter rail segment.  The project will include two stations in Tacoma and one station in Lakewood, in addition to a park and ride facility at 512.

“I am very excited about the Tacoma to Lakewood Sounder segment,” said Smith. “It’ll give South Sound residents a viable transit alternative for their daily commutes.  Step by step, our region is moving towards solving our transportation problems and today’s announcement is an important component in that effort.”