There are so many important commute improvement efforts underway that impact Kitsap and South Sound commuters so I compiled a list as I know it now. Take this all with a grain of salt because these are always changing. This is likely not an complete list. if you see something I missed, please comment or email!
February 21, 2019 – 167/405 Flyover ramp opens March 11, 2019 – New Kitsap Transit Routed Bus Updates March 23, 2019 – Buses in Seattle transit tunnels move to surface/re-routed April 2019 – New Triangle Route (Southworth/Vashon/Fauntleroy) goes into effect. This aligns the schedules for the Southworth/Vashon Ferry and Vashon Water Taxi.
Spring 2019 – Amtrak Cascades back to using the Pt. Defiance bypass and Tacoma Dome Station.
Summer 2019 – New Foot Ferry dock opens in Seattle
2019 – New Kitsap Transit routed bus schedules begin including #86, allowing for Port Orchard Out, Southworth in or vice versa
Late 2019/Early 2020 – Bremerton 2nd and 3rd boat go into operation (3rd boat delivery expected Aug’19 and then wake testing/crew training. Update: 2nd boat now delivered as of 4/9/19!
2020 – I-5/SR-16 HOV Interchange opens
2020 – Southworth Fast Ferry Service Begins
2021 – Eastside Rail Cooridor Opens
2022 – Hilltop Tacoma Link
2023 – Eastlink Light Rail Opens
2024 – Federal Way Link Light Rail Opens
2024 – HOV on 16 to I-5 North complete (including Olympic Dr. to Purdy HOV)
2031 – Tolls go away on Tacoma Narrows Bridge
2036 – Sounder South Expansion Projects Complete
2039 – TCC Link Opens
2041 – Issaquah/Kirkland Light Rail Opens (including Richards Rd. and Eastgate Stations)