The EVLE project was included as part of its ST3 ballot measure passed in 2016. It is the first new corridor on which Sound Transit has authorized work since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Set to open in 2036, EVLE is the longest and northernmost extension in the Sound Transit system and will provide premium transit service between Lynnwood and Everett. This phase of the project consists of alternatives development planning work that will progress into project development, including the draft and final EIS and up to 30 percent engineering design. The project is a team effort that will connect its surrounding communities.
“We’re excited about the start of the alternatives development process and the opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders and partner agencies," said Kamuron Gurol, Sound Transit North Corridor Director. "The Everett Link project will further extend the light rail spine and will provide a reliable and speedy connection for Snohomish County communities to the rest of the system.”
As prime consultant for EVLE, Kimley-Horn is providing overall project management and key oversight of the planning and environmental processes. Key project partners include Parsons, Mott MacDonald, EnviroIssues, and Shannon & Wilson. The firm is also supported by a diverse team of specialty subconsultant partners, including 16 firms that are either a disadvantaged business enterprise or a small business enterprise.
Development Services team members include:
- Jody Belsick, PE, LEED AP, Principal Civil Engineer for Allegiant Stadium with a focus on site civil and due diligence
- Wade Watkinson, PE, with a focus on water resources and urban infill
- Jessica Murray with a focus on local permitting and retail
- Stacie Steel, PE, with a focus on asset management and ADA design and compliance
This team is also supported by many more local team members ready to serve the Pacific Northwest market.
“I am excited to bring our national transit resume to the Pacific Northwest, and I look forward to collaborating with our local partners and particularly the staff at Sound Transit," Danielson said. "They have an ambitious program that we’re proud to be part of.”