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A workforce that reflects our region

Diversity program

Commitment to a diverse workforce

Sound Transit's commitment is to build the regional transit system using a workforce that includes the diverse people of our region. It started in 1994, when the board of the Regional Transit Authority (now Sound Transit) adopted a resolution outlining its expectation that project contractors comply with all non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action regulations.

Guiding principles

Sound Transit's guiding principles for contracting and employment strive to meet these objectives for contracts awarded for consultant and professional, construction, and goods and services:

• Maximum use of minority, women and disadvantaged businesses (M/W/DBEs)

• Maximum use of local businesses

• The use of trainees, interns and apprentices who reflect the region's diversity

Strategies for success

The Diversity Programs Office develops strategies and policies to provide meaningful contracting opportunities to M/W/DBE and other small businesses. The aim is for these businesses to have equal employment opportunities to compete for contract work and for Sound Transit to achieve workforce diversity reflective of our region.

For more information

Tim Callaghan
Senior Administrative Specialist

Spotlight on diversity

Commitment to small business

Sound Transit honored

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Sound Transit with its "Small Business Utilization Award" for its involvement of small and disadvantaged businesses on contract projects.


Sound Transit receives USDOT award

Diversity Reports

pdf S440 March 2014 (247 kb)
PDF U240 March 2014 (245 kb)
pdf U250 March 2014 (247 kb)
pdf U830 March 2014 (247 kb)