Sound Transit and AGC form public-private partnership for successful transit projects

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Representatives of the Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC) and Sound Transit will sign an agreement forming a public-private partnership on Thursday, Sept. 5. The agreement reflects the parties' commitment to maximizing the success of Sound Transit's construction of facilities to increase transit options.

The signing will take place near the beginning of the Sound Transit Executive Committee's 10 a.m. meeting. AGC representatives joining Sound Transit Executive Committee members will include Bob Adams, President; and Roland Dewhurst, CEO.

The meeting will take place in Seattle at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., in the Sound Transit Board Room.

Commitments expressed in the agreement include promoting efficient contract administration and procurement, utilizing state-of-the art design and construction practices and establishing effective quality control and assurance programs.

"We are grateful for AGC's commitment to work closely with Sound Transit as we build infrastructure to support light rail, commuter rail and expanded regional bus service," said Sound Transit Executive Director Joni Earl. "We are looking forward to AGC's contributions to helping us deliver the highest quality projects - on time and on budget."

"Similar to our 75-year history as a resource to the Washington State Department of Transportation, AGC can bring a private sector perspective to improve the quality, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of project delivery," said AGC President Bob Adams.

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Sound Transit plans, builds and operates regional transit systems and services to improve mobility for Central Puget Sound.