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Culture & Values

We believe that what makes us great as an organization is our people and a shared mission that puts our passengers at the center of everything we do. But equally important is how we attain that goal – through collaboration, inclusion, and respect, and by holding ourselves to a higher standard of safety and quality. 

The following values are the principles that guide us: 

  1. Collaboration: We share each other’s successes and challenges and invite involvement of all toward achievement of common goals. We are one agency; no single department defines our business. 
  2. Passenger Focus: We always start with our passengers’ needs and work back from there. They are the focus of everything we do. 
  3. Inclusion & Respect: We foster a culture where everyone is treated fairly, where diverse perspectives are welcomed, and every voice is heard. 
  4. Safety: We ensure the safest transit trip and work environment for every rider, employee, and contractor, each and every day. 
  5. Integrity: We build trust by keeping commitments and taking ownership—demonstrating honesty, accountability, and transparency throughout. 
  6. Quality: As stewards of public resources, we do our best work every single day and take great pride in the efficient, sustainable, and equitable delivery of our services and projects.

Sound Transit's five-year Strategic Plan for 2023-2027 outlines our agency's vision, mission and two strategic priorities:

  • Great Ride: Deliver a safe, welcoming and equitable passenger experience.
  • One ST: Transform culture to enable unity and focus.

View Sound Transit's Strategic Plan

Our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion is at the heart of everything we do.  We know that a diverse workforce makes us stronger as a company and we are committed to an inclusive and equitable workplace where every person is valued, and every voice is heard. Learn more about the Office of Civil Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

Our differences make us stronger, smarter and more compassionate toward one another. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) build communities within Sound Transit, where we can share our experiences, celebrate our heritage and backgrounds, and lift each other up to succeed.

ERGs at Sound Transit include Blacks Empowering Success in Transit (BEST), Latinx in Transportation (LIT), Pride (LGBTQ+ & Allies), Sound Transit Pacific Islander Asian American Members (SPAM) and Women Empowering Sound Transit (WEST), Abled & Disabled Allies Partnering Together (ADAPT), Anti-racist Community (ARC), Native American & Indigenous, Parent & Families and Veterans.

Get to know the Employee Resource Groups at Sound Transit: