2. Stakeholders and partners

Sound Transit is committed to involving the public in the development of a preferred alternative project for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension selected by the Sound Transit Board by summer 2019. Community input is critical to informing key decisions. Members of the Stakeholder Group and Elected Leadership Group work to help develop project alternatives for further study in the environmental review phase of the project.

Elected Leadership Group

The Tacoma Dome Link Extension Project Elected Leadership Group is a comprehensive group of elected officials and tribal representatives that represent the project corridor and the Sound Transit Board. The purpose of this group is to represent local perspectives in the planning process, strive for consensus around key decisions and work through project issues as necessary.

The Elected Leadership Group will:

  • Appoint Stakeholder Group members.
  • Consider TDLE needs within the context of the greater transit system.
  • Work with project staff to understand and evaluate tradeoffs.
  • Represent the communities they serve and share community priorities.
  • Recommend a preferred alternative to the Sound Transit Board for consideration based on input from the Stakeholder Advisory Group, the public, and the voter-approved project scope, schedule and available funding.

Tacoma Dome Link Extension Elected Leadership Group Roster

Mayor Jim Ferrell, Co-Chair
City of Federal Way

Mayor Victoria Woodards, Co-Chair
City of Tacoma
Sound Transit Board

Mayor Nancy Backus
City of Auburn
Sound Transit Board

Councilmember Claudia Balducci
King County
Sound Transit Board

Councilmember Annette Bryan
Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Executive Bruce Dammeier
Pierce County
Sound Transit Board

Mayor Kent Keel
City of University Place
Sound Transit Board

Councilmember Peter von Reichbauer
King County
Sound Transit Board

Mayor Kim Roscoe
City of Fife

Assistant Secretary Patty Rubstello
Washington State Department of Transportation

Mayor Shanna Styron-Sherrell
City of Milton

Stakeholder Group

The Stakeholder Group provides an opportunity for community members along the corridor to participate in the development and narrowing of alternatives for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension. Stakeholder Group members will:

  • Make recommendations for consideration to the Elected Leadership Group at key milestones, including:
    • Identifying alternatives to study during environmental review.
    • Identifying a preferred alternative.
  • Highlight specific issues and trade-offs in the corridor.