Patty in the News

Sen. Patty Murray announced Friday that Link light rail's connection to Sea-Tac Airport will open at 10 a.m. on Dec. 19, just in time for holiday travelers.

The 1.7-mile line from Tukwila to the airport will complete Sound Transit's inaugural line, which runs to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. Light rail to Tukwila opened July 18, with shuttle buses carrying riders from the Tukwila terminus to the airport while construction on the airport station was ongoing.

Murray joined Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels for a news conference at the close-to-complete light-rail station outside the airport along International Boulevard. The station connects to the airport's parking garage via a pedestrian bridge. Luggage carts will be available at the station.

"You can step off a plane from anywhere in the world and hop on the light rail and be in downtown Seattle in 36 minutes," Murray said.