To receive these new electric trains, we first need to build a new facility in South King County: the Operations and Maintenance Facility South.
The OMF South is where Link trains will go for cleaning, storage and care. It will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Once complete, the project will create more than 470 high-skilled, living-wage jobs in South King County. At our existing OMF, the average employee wage is more than $40 per hour, or $80,000 per year.
What will an OMF look like, sound like and mean for the neighborhood? Our project team at Sound Transit is here to answer some of these important questions about the OMF South:
After almost two years of preparation, we published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on March 5, which documents the project’s potential impacts and benefits to the natural and built environment for each of the three site alternatives.
A Draft EIS also proposes potential mitigation measures to address adverse impacts.
Community input is vital to this project. The 45-day formal comment period begins March 5 and ends April 19.
Sound Transit will host two online Public Meeting & Hearing events, March 24 and March 30. These online meetings are a great opportunity to get an update on the project, get the answers to all of your technical questions from the experts and register your formal comment.