Improving Mobility in Seattle with New Light Rail Vehicles


At a Glance

  • Client(s)
  • Sound Transit (ST)
  • Project Location(s)
  • Portland, Seattle
LTK-designed railcarNew trains for a new light rail system. 

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and Sound Transit is expanding its transportation system to support its growing community. After the initial opening of the Central Link segment in 2009, Sound Transit continues to extend its system in all directions as part of the ST2 and ST3 Plans.

LTK supported Sound Transit throughout its procurement of the first 62 light rail vehicles (LRV), and was selected to continue its engineering and inspection services for the new procurement of 122 LRVs (the ST2 LRVs). LTK has provided Sound Transit with expert input throughout the critical phases of the project, including technical specification writing, bid evaluation, design review, testing, inspection and vehicle commissioning.

LTK continues to provide support as Sound Transit’s ridership and reach grows. LTK assists in the process of selecting qualified manufacturers, auditing for compliance to Buy America requirements, review of design documentation for technical compliance, and the testing and commissioning of new vehicles.

LTK Capabilities Used on This Project