Fife Mayor Kim Roscoe welcomed to Sound Transit Board
Mayor Roscoe joins Board at critical time for transit projects in Pierce County
The Sound Transit Board today welcomed Fife Mayor Kim Roscoe as the newest member of the Sound Transit Board of Directors representing Pierce County. Mayor Roscoe has been a member of the Elected Leadership Group for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project for the past year.
“I am honored to serve Pierce County as a member of the Sound Transit Board,” Roscoe said. “There are a number of important transit projects coming to the South Sound in the next several years with the Federal Way Link Extension, the Tacoma Dome Link Extension and construction of the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension currently underway. I want to help ensure these projects bring the benefits of more transit options to the South Sound.”
Mayor Roscoe’s term extends through 2020. In addition to the full Board she will serve on its Rider Experience and Operations Committee, which she took part in today for the first time.
“Sound Transit’s upcoming investments in Pierce County will dramatically expand residents’ access to congestion-free commuting options in response to rising traffic. Commuters will see expanded Sounder service to meet the fast-growing demand, Tacoma’s connection to the regional light rail network, and the expansion of the existing Tacoma Link system,” said Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff. “Mayor Roscoe has proven herself to be a thoughtful and engaged elected official on transportation matters. She will bring an important voice to our Board representing Pierce County residents.”
Roscoe was nominated to serve on the Board by Pierce County Executive and Sound Transit Boardmember Bruce Dammeier, and confirmed by the Pierce County Council, after Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas stepped down from the role. In January the Sound Transit Board appointed Sound Transit Boardmember and University Place Mayor Kent Keel to serve as vice chair of the Board.