Sound Transit is transforming how the Central Puget Sound region moves by planning, building and operating regional transit systems that give millions of riders an alternative to sitting in traffic. As the agency prepares for nearly a million new Central Puget Sound residents by 2040, transit services are expanding to meet today’s growing needs. Overall ridership increased more than 33 percent in 2016, thanks in large part to the opening of stations at the University of Washington, Capitol Hill and Angle Lake with corresponding 95 percent growth in weekday light rail ridership. In 2017, we expect record ridership with more than 47 million boardings on Sound Transit trains and buses. Thanks to voter approval of the largest mass transit expansion in the region’s history, Sound Transit’s light rail system will grow to four times the size it is today. When complete, the 116-mile light rail system will stretch from Everett to Tacoma and connect major job and population centers in Seattle including South Lake Union, Seattle Center, Ballard and West Seattle. It will also extend east to Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Mercer Island.