Link Operations & Maintenance Satellite Facility
Sound Transit is dramatically expanding the region's Link light rail system. The expansion, approved by voters in 2008, requires the purchase of additional light rail vehicles. However, the current light rail operations and maintenance facility (OMF), located in the SODO area of Seattle, is not big enough to handle the additional vehicles.
In order to help store and maintain those vehicles, and support efficient light rail operations, Sound Transit must build an operations and maintenance satellite facility (OMSF) by 2020.
Project phase: Environmental review
Milestone: In December 2012, the Board identified the OMSF sites that will be evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
The OMSF will:
- Accommodate expansion of the Link light rail system to Lynnwood Transit Center, Bellevue/Overlake and Kent/Des Moines
- Provide efficient and reliable light rail service and minimize system operating costs
- Support Sound Transit's Regional Transit Long-Range Plan, the adopted Puget Sound Regional Council's VISION 2040 and Transportation 2040 plans.
Sites to be Evaluated in the DEIS
There will be many opportunities to:
- Attend public meetings for updates, learn how decisions will be made and provide comments.
- Meet with Sound Transit staff in your community for questions, comments or concerns.
- Provide official public comment during designated times.