4. Stakeholders and partners

In early 2018, Sound Transit kicked off the alternatives development phase of the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions project and is exploring alternatives for routes and station locations through Spring 2019. To help identify a preferred alternative and other alternatives to study in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Sound Transit is working with a Stakeholder Advisory Group and an Elected Leadership Group who provide feedback and make recommendations to the Sound Transit Board as alternatives move through evaluation and analysis. The project will advance to environmental review after the Sound Transit Board identifies a preferred alternative and other alternatives to study in Spring 2019. 

Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Stakeholder Advisory Group is made up of selected community members representing neighborhoods along the project corridor and provides a forum for members to inform the development of alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions.  The role of the Stakeholder Advisory Group is to:   

  • Highlight issues and consider trade-offs.
  • Build consensus around key project decisions.
  • Make recommendations to the Elected Leadership Group.

Stakeholder Advisory Group roster

For upcoming meetings, please visit our Get involved page.

Elected Leadership Group

The Elected Leadership Group is made up of elected officials that represent the project corridor and the Sound Transit Board. The purpose of this group is to reach consensus around key decisions and work through project issues as needed.  The role of the Elected Leadership Group is to:

  • Appoint Stakeholder Advisory Group members.
  • Represent the communities they serve and share community priorities.
  • Consider the needs of the project within the context of the greater regional transit system.
  • Work with project staff to understand and evaluate trade-offs.
  • Make recommendations to the Sound Transit Board.

Elected Leadership Group roster

For upcoming meetings, please visit our Get involved page.

Sound Transit Board

Sound Transit is governed by an 18-member Board made up of local elected officials and the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Board establishes policies and gives direction and oversight and, in the context of this project, the role of the Board is to:

  • Oversee the implementation and delivery of the project.
  • Consider recommendations and feedback from the Elected Leadership Group and the public.
  • Make key decisions including identifying a preferred alternative and other alternatives to study in the EIS.

Sound Transit Board Roster

For upcoming meetings, please visit our Get involved page.