Stakeholders and partners

Community input is critical in informing key decisions by the Sound Transit Board. Sound Transit involved the public in the development of a preferred alternative for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE), which was selected by the Sound Transit Board in July 2019. Public feedback, members of the Stakeholder Group and Elected Leadership Group helped develop project alternatives for further study in the environmental review phase of the project.

Elected Leadership Group

The TDLE project’s Elected Leadership Group is a 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:

  • Appointed Stakeholder Group members.
  • Considers project needs within the context of the greater transit system.
  • Works with project staff to understand and evaluate tradeoffs.
  • Represents the communities they serve and shared community priorities.
  • Recommended 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.
  • The ELG will continue to meet throughout the project to share updates on key project milestones and upcoming board decisions.

Elected Leadership Group Roster

Mayor Jim Ferrell, Co-Chair
City of Federal Way

Mayor Victoria Woodards, Co-Chair
City of Tacoma
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 Chair

Councilmember Peter von Reichbauer
King County
Sound Transit Board

Mayor Kim Roscoe
City of Fife
Sound Transit Board

Assistant Secretary Patty Rubstello
Washington State Department of Transportation

Mayor Shanna Styron-Sherrell
City of Milton

Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Stakeholder Advisory Group provided an opportunity for community members along the corridor to participate in the development and narrowing of alternatives for TDLE. 

Stakeholder Group members:

  • Provided feedback for consideration to the Elected Leadership Group at key milestones, including:
    • Identified alternatives to study during environmental review.
    • Identified a preferred alternative.
  • Highlighted specific issues and trade-offs in the corridor.