Voice transit announcement.
The Editors of Engineering News Record (ENR) have named Sound Transit as the 2022 Owner of the Year for ENR Northwest. ENR is a leading news publication for the engineering and construction industries nationwide. Each year ENR recognizes and recognizes project owners for their excellence in planning, design, construction and project management of large scale construction projects.
“We are honored that ENR has recognized Sound Transit’s incredible work on the largest transit expansion project in the country,” said Kent Keel, Sound Transit Board President and University Place Board Member. “Thanks to the commitment of area taxpayers and the Federal Transit Administration, the agency and its construction partners continue to make progress toward creating a new and greener way to get around our area.”
“Our region is making history through the scale and ambition of our work to expand transportation options that will help advance our riders, environmental sustainability and the economy into the future,” said Julie Timm, CEO of Sound Transit. “We are deeply dedicated to our region and our industry and are proud to receive this recognition. 2023 will be a year of continued focus on quality.
Over the next several years, Sound Transit is on track to double the Link light rail system from 26 miles to 62 miles. The agency is also preparing to launch a new Stride bus rapid transit service that will connect communities north, east and south of Lake Washington. Further light rail extensions are planned to Tacoma, Everett, West Seattle, Ballard, South Kirkland, Issaquah and Tacoma Community College.
Milestones in 2023 include opening the Hilltop Tacoma Link extension, doubling service on the T Line, and opening parking garages at the Puyallup Sounder Station and Linwood Transit Center.