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Sound Transit breaks ground on Angle Lake light-rail station

Sound Transit officials last week marked the start of construction in the Angle Lake Station and parking garage for the South 200th Link Extension, which is slated to begin service in late 2016.

The station south of Sea-Tac Airport will include the 1,050-space garage, a public plaza and 35,000 square-foot site for transit-oriented development.

"As we integrate the services provided by our transit agencies, the Angle Lake Station and the South 200th Link Extension will be important investments in our work to meet the growing demand for bus and light rail," said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine in a press release.

The elevated station is on its way to becoming the first transit station in Washington state to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The platform canopy will provide 14 kilowatts of solar electric power, three times more than the typical residential solar installation. In coordination with King County Metro Transit, bus infrastructure is being provided to accommodate future local transit service.

PCL Civil Constructors Inc. is designing and building the station.

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