Next steps

Timeline and next steps

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February 19, 2019

Call for projects opened.

April 12, 2019

Call for projects closed. Sound Transit received 53 applications from 33 jurisdictions seeking $86.4 million for system access projects.

April–July, 2019

Sound Transit staff conducted an initial review of the applications submitted, had follow-up discussions with every applicant to clarify and/or gather additional information, and completed a preliminary technical evaluation.

July 25, 2019

Sound Transit staff updated the Sound Transit Board of Directors on the technical evaluation results.

July 26–
August 23, 2019

The public comment period is open to provide input on applications received and Sound Transit’s evaluation of proposed projects.

September 5, 2019

Sound Transit staff will present a summary of public comments received and seek a funding recommendation from the Sound Transit Board’s Executive Committee.

September 26, 2019

The Sound Transit Board will act on the Executive Committee’s recommendation and potentially award this first round of System Access Funds.

Funds will be distributed as soon as this year, with projects reaching completion during the next few years. Following the conclusion of this call for projects, Sound Transit will consider when to make the remaining System Access Funds available.

Sound Transit Board of Directors

Sound Transit is governed by an 18-member board made up of local elected officials and the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. The board establishes policies and will ultimately decide on the package of improvements advancing to the next phase.

Project funding

Funding for this project was approved by the voters in 2016 as part of ST3. Sound Transit is funded through a combination of voter-approved local taxes, federal grants, transit fares, borrowed funds and interest revenues.