Partnering for the future

A Sound Transit Contracting Expo
Partnering for the future - a Sound Transit contracting expo

A Sound Transit Virtual Conference for the Architectural & Engineering and Construction Industry

Thank you to everyone who attended Sound Transit’s first Architectural & Engineering and Construction contracting expo. At the conference, you learned about Sound Transit’s continued expansion throughout the region, the agency focus on increasing equity and inclusion in our projects, and about Sound Transit’s desire to strengthen relationships with organizations and firms of all sizes.

The event would not have been successful without your participation, from the great questions you asked during  the breakout sessions to the important professional connections we all made.. Sound Transit looks forward to building on the connection to  the A&E and construction industry for years to come as we deliver the voter-approved high-quality mass transit system to the Puget Sound region. 

To the right you will find the presentations from the day. We will be updating this page over the next couple of weeks with more information from the Expo.

What We heard

  • CEO Peter Rogoff and Deputy CEOs Kimberly Farley and Mary Cummings on Sound Transit’s path forward
  • Breakout sessions from Sound Transit’s leaders
  • Creating connections with other attendees throughout networking

Sound Transit is a driver of economic recovery. As the agency continues operating daily transit services, as we open new light rail lines in the next few years and as we continue long-term regional transit expansion, we will also continue to offer new opportunities for contractors,

Sound Transit is committed to building this economic recovery equitably by making sure our contracting workforce reflects the diverse community we serve. Stressing this commitment, our Business & Labor Compliance Office sets annual workforce goals for DBEs. Reflecting how serious we are about this vision, we have continually exceeded these goals year to year.

7:30 – 7:55 a.m.
Pre-conference and networking

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Construction  

8:00 –8:05 a.m.
8:05 – 8:45 a.m. 

  • Partnering for the future
  • Responding to the recession

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

  • Breakout session: Advancing alternative delivery at Sound Transit 
  • Breakout session: Conversation and insight on small works at Sound Transit 

9:35 – 10:05 a.m.

  • Breakout session: Passenger personas 
  • Breakout session: Introduction to the Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Inclusion 

10:10 – 10:40 a.m.
Building partnerships opportunity – matched networking meetings 

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • General Construction

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. 
      Safety and security in transit projects

11:20 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
      Building diverse partnerships to deliver for the region

12:00 - 12:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks