[nfbwatlk] FW: Sound Transit CEO Report

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CEO Report 


>From Joni Earl 

Feb. 20, 2009 

In this edition 

*	Link light rail emergency response drill 

Update to the Sumner City Council 

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center dedication 

Photo of the Week 

Sound Transit Finance Committee action Thursday 

Link emergency response drill 

A quick head's up that Sound Transit is conducting an emergency response
drill for four consecutive days next week in the Rainier Valley. No street
closures are required, however parking and pedestrian restrictions are
needed. The drill will simulate an elevated light rail vehicle derailment at
the Mount Baker Station. Equipment and personnel will be mobilized from the
Sound Transit Police, King County Sheriff, Seattle Police Department, and
Seattle Fire Department. 

The drill will be on the aerial guideway above the intersection of 27th
Avenue South and South Forest Streets. Parking restrictions are from
3-to-6:30 p.m. at 27th Avenue South between South Forest and South Stevens

Update to the Sumner City Council 

I was at the Sumner City Council this week reporting on Sound Transit's
efforts to find near-term parking for Sounder riders while we do the
planning analysis for long-term solutions. 

The Sumner Sounder Station parking lot is usually full by the time the
second or third train leaves for Seattle. Because the station is near
residential areas, there are concerns about overflow parking on residential

ST2, approved by voters last November, includes funding for station access
projects at Sumner, Puyallup and Auburn, which may include new parking
facilities or other access solutions. 

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center dedication 

Earlier today we joined in the dedication of Community Transit's new
Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. The transit center, which opens for
service on Monday, more than doubles the capacity of the old center and
includes a parking garage with 660 spaces with another 230 in a surface lot,
covered bus shelters and bike lockers and racks. 

Sound Transit provided some funding for the project and we watched its
progress closely  because work will begin this year on our flyer stop in the
I-5 median just west of the transit center. A pedestrian bridge will connect
the flyer stop to CT's new parking garage. 

Construction on our flyer stop is scheduled to begin this spring and last
about two years.  Besides bringing better transit options to the region,
these projects also create jobs in a tough economy. 

Photo of the Week 

Our photo this week shows artwork about to go up on the ceiling in Link's
Mount Baker Station. 


The Sound Transit Finance Committee on Thursday: 

*	Approved a contract with Copiers Northwest to provide copier
equipment and copier maintenance services for a total authorized amount not
to exceed $775,000. 

*	Approved a contract amendment with IKON Office Solutions for copier
maintenance, lease and rental in the amount of $275,000 for a new total
authorized contract amount not to exceed $1,155,000. 

*	Approved a contract amendment with Pierce Transit to provide interim
bus connector service in the amount of $1,716,000, for a new total
authorized contract amount not to exceed $2,681,339. 


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