Parsons to join Seattle’s Sound Transit Federal Way Light Transit Project

July 12, 2019

Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link Extension brought Parsons onboard to be the lead designer, providing the final design and engineering services during construction.

The project will extend the Link Light Rail system from the Angle Lake station in SeaTac to a new terminus in Federal Way, and includes 7.8 miles of dual-track, at-grade, and elevated light rail transit including three LRT stations, rail systems, and associated ancillary facilities.

"Our proposal incorporated alternative technical concepts that ease schedule constraints, reduce cost, and drive out risk," said Mobility Solutions Market Leader Mark Fialkowski. "We also optimized the designs of all three stations on the route, including the existing infrastructure at Federal Way Transit Center, blending Star Lake Station into its natural surroundings, and introducing an inviting plaza area at Kent-Des Moines Station — all of which will encourage community use and future development."

The extension project has been allocated $100 million in FY19 Capital Investment Grant Program funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. Parsons will work alongside Kiewit Infrastructure West Company who was selected by the board of directors to design and build the extension.