Sound Transit has kicked off the alternatives development phase of the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions approved by voters in 2016. From now until spring 2019, Sound Transit is exploring alternatives for station locations, water crossings, track locations and more. Community input will inform key decisions. The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) represents their communities within the service corridor.
Stakeholder Advisory Group
The Stakeholder Advisory Group provides a forum for community members to inform the development of alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions. Advisory group members will:
- Build consensus around key project decisions and work through project issues as needed.
- Make recommendations at key milestones, including:
- Identifying alternatives to study during environmental review
- Identifying a preferred alternative
- Highlight specific issues and tradeoffs in the corridor
- Present recommendations to the Elected Leadership Group
Elected Leadership Group
Elected officials comprise the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project Elected Leadership Group, representing the service 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 Elected Leadership Group will:
- Appoint Stakeholder Advisory Group members.
- Consider the needs of the extensions 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 for consideration by the Sound Transit Board based on input of the Stakeholder Advisory Group, the public, and the voter-approved project scope, schedule and budget.