Our partnership with Amazon resulted in a $100 million low-income housing called Cedar Crossing which was celebrated with this commemorative piece.
Here are some of the organizations we’ve partnered with to help build a more thriving and equitable region.
Harry the Husky, the University of Washington’s mascot, is never camera-shy. Here he is helping us open our 2021 2021 U-District.
Our All Aboard campaign gives organizations an opportunity to show the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the need for physical and psychological safety on all transit, everywhere.
The Seattle Storm mascot Doppler not only helped promote our four-time WNBA Champs but also helped celebrate our 2021 Northgate station opening.
What is the partnership program?
We see it as a win-win. We invite various businesses to partner with us, which increases the visibility of their brand to the community and, more importantly, potential customers. In turn, you help us improve the rider experience through upgraded amenities, immersive events and system improvements. You can view our Partnership Program document for more information.
Sounds great. So how does it work?
Glad you asked. We have several partnership opportunities that you can currently take advantage of and are always looking to collaborate on new and creative ways to engage our riders.
How will this benefit me?
Overall benefits are brand visibility and exposure, effects on the community, and unique ways to engage with potential customers. Ultimately, the benefit to partnership depends on how you partner. There will almost always be a financial aspect of partnership. However, some partners could provide technology or resources that are not financial but contributes to the larger Sound Transit mission.
With the most ambitious system expansion project in the country, you will have plenty of opportunities to showcase your business's commitment to a thriving region and celebrate new openings with the communities we serve.
Sound Transit's social initiatives connect people all over the region and help us achieve our goal of creating an equitable system for everyone.
Passenger experience improvements
When private sector technology and innovation meet the scale and service of Sound Transit, we transform the landscape of transit for the region.
What sorts of custom partnerships is Sound Transit seeking?
Sound Transit is seeking partners that can provide value to its riders and the greater region through technological innovation, funding for initiatives, and free or discounted rides for promotional exchange.
What is the difference between partnerships and sponsorships?
We believe that partnerships and sponsorships create incredible opportunities. At Sound Transit, we view partnerships as a mutually beneficial agreement wherein both parties work together to achieve a desired outcome. Sponsorships are a more transactional arrangement in which your company or organization takes temporary ownership of an ST asset for advertising purposes.
How will my brand be represented if I partner on an event?
If you decide to partner with Sound Transit on an event, your brand will be represented as a positive asset to the community. You can get involved through brand activations, advertising opportunities, premier logo placement and product sampling, to name a few ways. Reach out to email@example.com for more information on how your brand will be represented for Event Partnerships.
What will the revenue from partnerships be used for?
Sound Transit will use the revenue from partnerships to cover marketing costs, improve facilities or other system features, and serve our riders with the implementation of new initiatives.