An Update on Sound Transit's Appeal to Hearing Examiner
June 10, 2021 – Sound Transit filed litigation in King County Superior Court on June 9, 2021, appealing the Hearing Examiner’s decision regarding permits for the Mercer Island Transit Interchange. Sound Transit’s claims focus on decisions the Hearing Examiner made to defer to the courts regarding interpretation of the 2017 Settlement Agreement between Sound Transit and the City. In this new case, Sound Transit is asking the Court to order permits be issued for a new bus layover on the north side of North Mercer Way before the litigation regarding the 2017 Settlement Agreement is resolved. The City will vigorously defend its position in this new appeal as well as continue forward with its October 2020 case filed to have the terms of the 2017 Settlement Agreement enforced.