Sound Transit's Business & Labor Compliance Office works to ensure that the businesses and workforce building our regional transit system represent the demographics of our region. Our mission is to influence stakeholders so that Sound Transit improves mobility for Central Puget Sound in ways that include the diverse people of the region.

As a recipient of Federal funds, Sound Transit implements a Disadvantaged Business Program (DBE) and a Title VI Program compliant with Federal regulations. The Business & Labor Compliance Office also administers Sound Transit's Project Labor Agreement to foster labor harmony and promote opportunities for women and people of color in construction.

Telephone surveys taking place for the Sound Transit disparity study

Sound Transit has commissioned BBC Research & Consulting (BBC) to conduct a disparity study to assess whether any barriers exist for minority and woman-owned businesses to compete for Sound Transit contracts. As part of the study, the project team will conduct telephone surveys to collect key characteristics about local firms such as ownership status and lines of work. That information is required to accurately measure the participation and availability of minority and woman-owned businesses to compete for Sound Transit contracts.

If you are a Small or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, you may be contacted by Customer Research International (CRI), who will be conducting these surveys on behalf of the project team. Download the flyer for additional details.

Calls will take place from April to June 2020.

We ask that you please take the call!

Sound Transit COVID-19 Business Assistance Resources

As the coronavirus is severely affecting many businesses in the Puget Sound region, Sound Transit is closely monitoring information to support economic retention and recovery related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including updated resources from local, state and federal authorities. Please visit our Business & Labor Compliance Office website to read about important resources to assist small businesses, including our flyer on Coronavirus/Covid-19 Business Assistance: Business Support and Resources.

Contacts

To contact the Business & Labor Compliance Office, please email blc@soundtransit.org or call 206-689-4914

For information on Workforce, Labor Compliance, or the PLA, please email chris.elwell@soundtransit.org or call 206-689-4992