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					September 13th, 2004

TO:              Sound Transit Board of Directors

FROM:            Joni Earl, Sound Transit Chief Executive Officer

SUBJECT:         Proposed 2005 Budget

In 2005, the evolution of Sound Transit continues.
The agency that began designing, building and operating a new regional transportation
system from scratch nine years ago is growing up. During those nine years, Sound
Transit has matured into an organization that today successfully runs commuter trains,
light rail trains and a network of regional buses. Every weekday more than 33,000
passengers ride our buses and trains to work, to schools, to medical appointments and
other places they need to go.
But carrying thousands of commuters a day is not enough. The region still needs new
and improved transit centers, park-and-ride lots and HOV access lanes that make it
easier for transit passengers. That’s why Sound Transit is also building major transit
projects throughout Pierce, Snohomish and King counties with more construction now
under way than any time in Sound Transit’s history. Central Link, with more than $720
million in construction contracts out the door, is beginning to alter the landscape in the
City of Seattle. Sounder has already completed a number of stations, with three new
ones on the drawing board. The agency has substantially completed the first round of
track and signal improvements in the Seattle-Tacoma corridor and is ready to start
round two. Regional Express transit centers, park-and-rides, and direct access ramps are
opening all over the region.
In short, Sound Transit is successfully building and operating the first phase of the
regional system that was approved by voters in 1996.
Phase I of that regional system is an important first step, but more work remains. Our
regional transit system is not complete. That’s why it’s time for the region to update its
vision for our transit future and expand the system’s first phase. A healthy transit
system is vital for the economy and quality of life in the region, particularly as it faces
the challenge of adding 1.3 million residents in the next 20 years. Transportation is still
consistently rated as the number one issue of concern by the public.
Sound Transit will engage its partners and the public throughout 2005 on ways to reach
even more communities by expanding the services and facilities completed in Phase I.
The Phase 2 planning effort will culminate in a proposal that will eventually be
submitted to voters for approval.
Highlights of 2005
In 2005, we will do even more with our core mission of building and operating a
regional transit system that makes it easier for people to get around.
ST Express bus service will move closer to its goal of operating all-day, two-way express service with
limited stops. Sounder will continue refining its service by adding a second round-trip from Everett and
Edmonds to Seattle. Tacoma Link light rail, already a huge success, will continue working with the City
of Tacoma and Pierce Transit to extend hours for special events.
And in 2005, Central Link will carry on the aggressive construction schedule that was launched in 2004.
In 2005 even more people will be put to work building the Link system. A tunnel boring machine the size
of a football field will begin drilling a tunnel through Beacon Hill for the underground light rail tracks and
station.
The attached budget proposal includes $53.7 million for staff operating costs, which represents a 2%
increase over the Adopted 2004 Budget. Also included in the proposed 2005 net operations budget of
$132.1 million is $86.8 million for transit operations. Total proposed net capital outlays in 2005 are
$707.5 million, up from $690.9 million in 2004.
Our continuing mission is to plan for the future, to build on the regional transit system that keeps our
region’s economy, environment and quality of life healthy.
Achievements in 2004 set the stage for 2005
A major agency reorganization in 2004 positioned Sound Transit to become an even more integrated
system, not a collection of individual projects and services. Our new organization structure is already
paying dividends by enhancing teamwork and merging similar functions into one area.
Many other accomplishments in 2004 are visible to the public:
        The first full year of Sounder commuter rail service ran between Everett, Edmonds and Seattle.
        Link light rail construction began in SODO, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley and downtown Seattle.
        Work began on the Federal Way Transit Center.
        Braille bus bay markers were installed throughout the region.
        Sound Transit celebrates its fifth anniversary of service start-up.
Our success in 2004 and the vision outlined in the 2005 budget is a solid foundation for Sound Transit to
continue its evolution.
              SOUND TRANSIT REORGANIZATION
The structure of the Sound Transit 2005 Budget differs markedly from previous years. The
changes were made to reflect the agency’s major re-organization in 2004.
Sound Transit’s reorganization in 2004 was part of its evolution from a start-up agency approved
by voters in 1996 into one that successfully operates train and bus service and is delivering major
capital projects throughout the region.
For example, in five years of service, Sound Transit buses and trains together carried more than
30 million people. ST Express buses transport more than 29,000 passengers every weekday. In
just one year of service, Tacoma Link light rail carried more passengers than the agency had
estimated for the year 2010. Sounder trains now run from Everett to Tacoma and move more than
3,000 commuters every weekday. Finally, construction is well under way on the 14-mile Link
light rail Initial Segment, along with several other major capital projects across the region.
Sound Transit continues to study possible future expansion of the regional transit system to
connect even more people and communities, which the reorganization will continue to facilitate.
The agency reorganization in May, 2004, pulled together Sound Transit’s talent and resources
into four new major departments:
Capital Projects
This new department combined the Sounder and Regional Express capital project programs. The
move allowed the agency to streamline and strengthen its project delivery efforts into one
consolidated department.
Transportation Service
This new department combined the bus and train services that are already operating. This new
department allows the agency to better coordinate and focus services to customers.
Project Delivery Support Services
This new department replaces the Chief Administrative Office and includes all major functions
directly related to capital project delivery and accountability – real estate, contracts and diversity,
agency-wide project control and agency-wide QA/QC.
Executive Department
As Sound Transit builds upon its successes, it is starting to look for ways to expand and improve
the regional system under construction and operation. In the reorganization, two departments
responsible for studying and involving the public in that future vision, the Office of Policy and
Planning and the Communications Department, renamed the Office of Corporate and Strategic
Communications, merged into the agency’s Executive Department.
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                        Table of Contents
BUDGET MESSAGE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BUDGET OVERVIEW
   Sound Transit – The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority    1
   Sound Transit’s Mission and Measures of Success                       2
   2004 Accomplishments                                                  3
   The Sound Transit District Boundary                                   6
   Sound Transit Board of Directors                                      8
   Management Organization                                               9
   Citizen Oversight Panel                                              11
   Basis of Accounting                                                  11
   Financial Policies                                                   11
   Financial Plan                                                       12
   How to Read the Budget                                               12
   Revenue & Expense Summary                                            13
   Revenue Summary                                                      15
   Proposed 2005 Budget Summary                                         18
   Transit Vision Summary                                               19
   Service Delivery Summary                                             21
   Project Delivery Summary                                             23
   Agency Operations                                                    24
   Summary of Operating Budgets and Long-Term Capital Plan              27
TRANSIT VISION
   Program Summary                                                      33
   Transit Vision Budget                                                34
   Transit Vision Project Summary                                       38
SERVICE DELIVERY
   Program Summary                                                      41
   2005 Budget Overview                                                 43
   Link Light Rail                                                      46
   Sounder Commuter Rail                                                49
   ST Express Bus                                                       53
   Transportation Services Project Summary                              57
PROJECT DELIVERY
   Program Summary                                                       63
   Link Light Rail Program Summary                                       65
   Link Light Rail Project Summary                                       72
   Capital Projects Program Summary                                      81
   Sounder Program Summary                                               81
   Sounder Project Summary                                               87
   Regional Express Program Summary                                     113
   Regional Express Project Summary                                     119
AGENCY OPERATIONS
   Program Overview                           159
   Staff Operations                           161
   Community Development Fund                 164
   Transit Oriented Development               165
   Public Art Program                         170
   Debt Service                               172
   Non Capitalizable Costs                    172
   Board Administration                       173
   Capital Projects                           176
   Executive Department                       182
   Finance & Information Technology           193
   Legal Services                             200
   Project Delivery Support Services          203
   Transportation Services                    210
   Link Light Rail                            213
   Central Costs                              222
   Administrative Capital                     223
APPENDICES
   Appendix A - Sound Transit Staffing Plan   225
   Appendix B - Supplemental Information      239
   Appendix C - Performance Measures          247
   Appendix D - Financial Policies            255
   Appendix E - Budget Process                263
   Appendix F - Sound Transit History         267
   Appendix G - Glossary of Terms             275
                                  BUDGET OVERVIEW
    SOUND TRANSIT—THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND REGIONAL
    TRANSIT AUTHORITY

    How the Agency was Established
    In the early 1990s, the Washington Legislature authorized King, Pierce and Snohomish counties
    to create a single agency—the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit)—
    to plan, build and operate a high-capacity transit system within the region’s most heavily used
    travel corridors. In September 1993, the Sound Transit Board of Directors held its first official
    meeting. The Sound Transit District includes the most urban parts of the three-county area and
    close to half of the state’s population.

    History of Sound Move
    In May 1996, the Sound Transit Board adopted Sound Move. The plan includes a mix of
    transportation improvements: high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane access improvements, ST
    Express bus routes, Sounder commuter rail and Link light rail. The plan includes new community
    “gateways”— connections in urban and suburban areas for communities to connect to the rest of
    the region. Sound Move is a comprehensive regional transit plan made up of almost 100 separate
    but interrelated capital and service projects. The plan also contains commitments to:
        Equitable revenue distribution. Local tax revenues will be used to benefit the five subareas of
        the Sound Transit District (Snohomish County, North King County, South King County, East
        King County and Pierce County) based on the share of revenues each subarea generates.
        Coordinated services and integrated fares. Regional and local transit services will be
        coordinated and an integrated fare structure developed.
        System expansion or tax rollback. Any second phase capital program that continues using
        local taxes for financing will require voter approval within the Sound Transit District. If
        voters decide not to extend the system, Sound Transit will roll back the tax rate to a level
        sufficient to pay off outstanding debt, and operate and maintain the investments made as part
        of Sound Move.
        Public accountability. Sound Transit will hire independent auditors and appoint a citizen
        committee to monitor Sound Transit’s performance in carrying out its public commitments.
        Citizens will be directly involved in the placement, design and implementation of facilities in
        their communities.

    Voter Approval
    On November 5, 1996, voters in the three-county Sound Transit District approved the local taxes
    necessary to fund the regional bus and rail transit systems described in Sound Move by a 56.5
    percent to 43.5 percent margin. The measure received a majority of votes in each of the three
    counties in the Sound Transit District (58.8 percent in King County, 54.4 percent in Snohomish
    County and 50.1 percent in Pierce County).
    The measure approved in 1996 was titled, Ballot Title Proposition No. 1 Regional Transit
    Authority. Its text follows:
    “To implement a regional rail and express bus system linking Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Everett,
    other cities, and Sea-Tac Airport, shall the Regional Transit Authority impose a sales and use tax
    of up to four-tenths of one percent and a motor vehicle excise tax of three-tenths of one percent to



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    provide the local share of funding towards the $3.9 billion estimated cost of the system, as
    provided in Resolution 75 and the “10-year Regional Transit System Plan?”

    Sound Transit’s Mission and Measures of Success
    Sound Transit’s Mission
    Sound Transit’s mission is to build and operate an integrated regional high-capacity
    transportation system serving the three-county Sound Transit district. The services include
    commuter rail, light rail and regional bus services and capital facilities. Sound Transit is
    implementing its Sound Move regional plan in partnership with public agencies, jurisdictions,
    private sector and other interests, and the citizens of the Sound Transit District. Sound Move calls
    for a mix of transportation improvements throughout the region.
    Sounder commuter rail
        An 82-mile Sounder commuter rail system with 12 stations, primarily using existing railroad
        tracks between Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Lakewood
    Regional Express bus and facilities
        19 ST Express regional bus routes to better connect cities and suburbs throughout the region
        and link with other local and regional transit services.
        Sound Transit is funding direct access ramps to 100 miles of freeway, bus and carpool lanes
        to ensure fast and reliable local and regional bus service, encourage carpool and vanpool use,
        and eliminate the need for buses and carpools to weave through general traffic at freeway
        entrances and exits.
        Community Connections, such as transit centers, park-and-ride lots, and arterial
        improvements to provide local access to the regional transit network.
    Link light rail
        A 1.6-mile Link light rail line currently operating in Tacoma that connects the downtown,
        business, theater and university districts with local and ST Express regional buses and
        Sounder commuter rail services at the new Tacoma Dome Station.
        Approximately 21 miles of new Central Link light rail transit that connects the University of
        Washington, Capitol Hill, First Hill, downtown Seattle, Southeast Seattle, Tukwila and
        SeaTac.
           ◊   The Initial Segment of the Central Link line is a 14-mile route that connects downtown
               Seattle, Beacon Hill and Rainer Valley with a South 154th Street Station in Tukwila
               near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
           ◊   The North Link Segment of the Central Link line is approximately an 8-mile route that
               connects downtown Seattle to First Hill, Capitol Hill, the University District, and the
               Roosevelt area, with its terminus at the Northgate transit center.
           ◊   The Airport Link Segment of Central Link is approximately 1.7 miles in length
               extending from the South 154th Street Station to a point near the main terminal at
               Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

    Sound Transit’s Measures of Success
        High-quality projects completed on time and within budget.
        Services are well used and customer satisfaction is high.
        Checks and balances ensure accountability to the community.



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        Staff, consultants and contractors are accountable to the Sound Transit Board.
        Projects are developed with the help of meaningful community involvement and
        participation.
        Technical expertise is appropriate to implement the system, and a lean organization reflects
        the Sound Transit District’s values and diversity.
        Maximum local participation, including Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
        firms, has been achieved in Sound Transit contracting.
        Projects include innovative design and operating features that benefit Sound Transit’s
        customers and will attract new riders.
        Partnerships are created that leverage Sound Transit’s investments and/or reduce project
        costs.
        Accessible transportation facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    2004 Accomplishments
    As Sound Transit moves into 2005, the agency can look back on 2004 and point to significant
    accomplishments in projects and services.

    Project Delivery accomplishments
    Sounder commuter rail
        Completed final design for Everett Station Remediation and Phase 2 Improvements.
        Stabilization of the track embankment at the Reservation-to-Freighthouse Connection was
        completed and service restarted in August.
        Completed the first phase of improvements by BNSF in the Tacoma-Seattle corridor.
        Completed due diligence investigation and executed purchase and sale agreement for BNSF
        Lakeview Subdivision property between Tacoma and Lakewood.
        Completed ROW acquisition for the D to M Street track development planned for the
        Lakewood-Tacoma corridor.
    Link light rail
        Completed final design for the Initial Segment of the Central Link line.
        Advanced the construction along the E-3 Busway and at the Operations and Maintenance
        Facility.
        Started major construction in the Rainier Valley, on Beacon Hill, including the procurement
        of a tunnel boring machine, and in downtown Seattle.
        Started manufacturing of the light-rail vehicles for Central Link.
        Sound Transit Board identified a preliminary Preferred Alternative for North Link.
        Sound Transit continues to work with the Port of Seattle, City of SeaTac, Washington State
        Department of Transportation and others on a feasibility study to extend light rail to the main
        terminal at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.
    Regional Express
        Completed construction and opened for service Bellevue NE 4th /6th HOV Access ramps,
        Lynnwood HOV Access ramps, Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride (work managed by King
        County Metro) and SR-900 Park-and-Ride Arterial HOV Improvements (work managed by
        WSDOT.)



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        Awarded construction contracts for Federal Way Transit Center, Federal Way HOV Access,
        and Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride (KCM).
        Reached key third party interlocal agreements, including: City of Everett for the partnership
        arrangement for the funding and development of the North Everett Transit Center; City of
        Sammamish for the funding and development of the Sammamish Park-and-Ride; Cities of
        Kenmore and Bothell for the funding and development of the SR-522 HOV Improvements;
        and City of Kirkland for the funding and development of the Totem Lake Freeway Station
        project.
        Completed the I-90 environmental process, including publishing the I-90 Environmental
        Impact Statement.
    Service Delivery Accomplishments
    Tacoma Link
        Average weekday boardings of more than 2,400 already exceed the year 2010 projections of
        2,000 passengers per day.
        Total annual ridership was on track to reach 750,000.
        Provided special New Year’s Eve service for Tacoma’s First Night.
        Celebrated its first year of operations in August.
    Sounder commuter rail
        Total boardings on Sounder of more than 2.8 million.
        Average weekday boardings are more than 3400 per day.
        Provided special service to selected Mariner and Seahawk weekend games from Everett and
        Tacoma.
        Celebrated its fourth year of operations in the Tacoma-Seattle Corridor in September.
        Completed first full year of daily commuter service on the Seattle-Edmonds-Everett corridor.
        Sound Transit received final delivery of Sounder rail cars.
    ST Express regional bus
        Boardings on ST Express have now exceeded 33 million.
        Weekday ridership surpassed 29,000 boardings per day in mid-2004.
        Provided its second year of weekend service to the Puyallup Fair.
        Negotiated and executed new five-year operating agreements with King County Metro,
        Community Transit and Pierce Transit to give Sound Transit greater budget predictability and
        control over costs and enhance performance visibility on operational indicators.
        Celebrated its fifth year of operations in September.
        Took delivery of 22 new diesel/electric hybrid buses from New Flyer of America. These
        buses will run in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel and serve East King County.
        Executed purchase agreements for sixteen 60-foot low floor articulated buses to serve the
        East King County subarea, 13 long-haul diesel buses to serve the Pierce County subarea and
        two 40-foot diesel buses to serve the Snohomish County subarea.
        Completed Phase 1 of Regional Wayfinding with installation of 175 Regional “T” signs to
        guide customers to transportation hubs throughout the region.




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    Transit Vision Accomplishments
    Fare Integration
        Managed PugetPass Program, which fulfills the Sound Move commitment for a "single ticket
        ride" on the following: Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County
        Metro, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit and the Washington State Ferries.
        Managed Sound Transit's institutional pass operation, including: U-Pass, GoPass, and
        approximately 160 FlexPass agreements with major employers in the region.
        Successfully participated with six other transit agencies to negotiate a regionwide contract
        with vendor ERG to develop Smart Card technology for fare payment.
        Participated with six transit partner agencies to implement the Regional Fare Coordination
        "Smart Card" project, which is scheduled to be in operation by 2006.
    Research and Technology
        Continued to implement and evaluate new Intelligent Transportation Systems transit
        technologies. Demonstrated and tested the 40-foot hybrid diesel-electric bus.
        Successful real-time delivery of Next Bus Arrival information to an electronic wayside sign
        and the review and selection of proposals for the closed circuit television and passenger
        information system for Sounder stations.
    Phase 2 Planning
        Participated in a joint effort with the Regional Transportation Investment District to engage in
        public discussion exploring the potential for a joint ballot measure to present to the public for
        a coordinated regional transportation package.
        Executed a contract with Puget Sound Regional Council to conduct a preliminary analysis of
        demographic growth, travel demand, transit technologies and corridor assessments for high-
        capacity transit planning.
        Executed a two-year consultant contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas for
        completion of Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Long Range
        Plan and Phase 2 Plan. The Draft SEIS will be published in October 2004. The public
        comment period will extend through November 2004. The Final SEIS will be published in the
        first quarter of 2005.
        Developed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for publication in the fall, 2004, to
        support the Central Puget Sound region’s high capacity transportation system.
        Began Phase 2 planning work, focusing on future phase financial capacity and identifying
        priority corridors throughout the district.




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    The Sound Transit District Boundary
    The Sound Transit District, shown on the next page, includes the most congested urban areas of
    King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Sound Transit District boundary lines generally follow
    the urban growth boundaries created by each county in accordance with the state Growth
    Management Act.
    The Sound Transit District:
        Shows the area where high-capacity transit services will be added to our transportation
        system.
        Establishes representation on the Sound Transit Board as prescribed by state law.
        Shows the area in which local taxes authorized by voters to help finance Sound Move will be
        collected.
        Demonstrates how regional services and facilities can support growth management goals and
        adopted land use plans.
    Effective Jan. 1, 1999, the Sound Transit Board approved the withdrawal of approximately half of
    the City of Covington from the Sound Transit District. Effective Jan. 1, 2002, the Issaquah
    Highlands area of the City of Issaquah was annexed into the Sound Transit District. On June 13,
    2002, the Sound Transit Board authorized changes to the existing agency’s narrative boundary
    description. The changes include the annexed Issaquah Highlands area and replace references to
    precinct boundaries and city limit lines with geographical landmarks or references based on the
    public land survey system.




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SOUND TRANSIT DISTRICT



                                                                                    EVERETT


                                                                      Mukilteo                          Snohomish
                                                                                                        County subarea




                                                                                        Mill Creek
                                                                         Lynnwood

                                                               Edmonds         Mtlk.
                                                                              Terrace
                                                               Woodway                                                           Snohomish County
                                                                                  Bothell
                                                                          Lake Kenmore               Woodinville                     King County
                                                               Shoreline Forest
                                                                          Park



                                                                                          Kirkland      Redmond
                                                                                                                        East King
                                       North King                                      Yarrow Point      County subarea
                                       County subarea                                 Hunts Point
                                                                                     Medina BELLEVUE
                                                                SEATTLE                Clyde Hill
                                                                                           Beaux Arts Sammamish
                                                                                             Village
                                                                                        Mercer
                                                                                        Island

                                                                                                 Newcastle
                                                                                                                              Issaquah

                                                                  Burien      Tukwila          Renton

                                                                         SeaTac
                                                                  Normandy
       Kitsap County                                                   Park                                  South King
       Pierce County                                                                                         County subarea
                                                                   Des Moines
                                                                                             Kent
                                                                                                          Covington


                                                                   Federal               Auburn
                                                                    Way
                                                Ruston                                  Algona
                Pierce County
                subarea                                                             Pacific
                                                       TACOMA
                                                                          Milton
                                                    Fircrest         Fife    Edgewood
                                       University                                   Sumner
                                         Place
                                                                                               Bonney
                                                                                               Lake                    King County
                        Steilacoom                                                Puyallup
                                           Lakewood                                                           Pierce County     Buckley



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                       Pierce County

             Thurston                                                                                                                      Subareas for planning
             County                                                                                                                        and budgeting purposes
    Sound Transit District Subareas
    The Sound Transit District is divided into five geographic subareas for planning and budgeting
    purposes. The system components in Sound Move address unique needs in each of these subareas.
    Local tax revenues and related debt for projects and services are utilized to benefit the subareas
    generally in proportion to the level of revenues each subarea generates.
    Snohomish County: The Snohomish County subarea of the Sound Transit District includes the
    cities of Brier, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and
    Woodway. In 2001, the Snohomish County subarea had an estimated population of 402,000
    residents, accounting for 65 percent of the Snohomish County population.
    North King County: The North King County subarea includes the cities of Seattle, Shoreline
    and Lake Forest Park. In 2001, the North King subarea had an estimated population of 634,000,
    accounting for 36 percent of King County’s entire population.
    South King County: The South King County subarea includes the cities of Algona, Auburn,
    Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Normandy Park, Pacific, SeaTac and Tukwila. Since
    1990, this has been the fastest growing area of King County. In 2001, the South King subarea had
    an estimated population of 514,000 residents, 29 percent of King County’s population.
    East King County: The East King County subarea includes the cities of Beaux Arts, Bellevue,
    Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island,
    Newcastle, Redmond, Renton, Woodinville and Yarrow Point. In 2001, the East King subarea
    had an estimated population of 449,000 residents, accounting for 26 percent of King County’s
    population.
    The combined three King County subareas account for 91 percent of the total King County
    population.
    Pierce County: The Pierce County subarea of the Sound Transit District includes the cities of
    Bonney Lake, DuPont, Edgewood, Fife, Fircrest, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, Puyallup, Ruston,
    Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma and University Place. In 2001, the Pierce County subarea had an
    estimated population of 568,000 residents, accounting for 80 percent of the Pierce County
    population.
    Sound Transit Board of Directors
    Sound Transit is governed by an 18-member board made up of 17 elected officials and the
    Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) secretary. The local elected officials
    include mayors, city councilmembers, county executives and county councilmembers from within
    the Sound Transit District. Each county is represented by one boardmember per 145,000 people
    living within that county. Boardmembers from each county are appointed by their respective
    county executive and confirmed by their county council. The appointment process includes
    consultation with local cities and towns.
    By state law, appointments must include an elected city official representing the largest city in the
    participating county and proportional representation from other cities and unincorporated areas.
    To help assure coordination between local and regional transit plans, half the appointments in
    each county must be officials who serve on the local transit agency board.
    Sound Transit boardmembers elect the board officers, including a chair and two vice chairs, every
    two years. The chair presides over all board meetings and is also a voting member. Additional
    information on the Sound Transit Board—including its structure, meeting schedules and
    locations, standing committees and actions—can be accessed at the Sound Transit Web site at
    www.soundtransit.org.
    All board sessions are open to the public, and comments are invited and strongly encouraged.



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    Management Organization
    Sound Transit’s management organization is designed to ensure achievement of Sound Transit
    Board’s mission, goals and measures of success, and to reflect the agency’s partnerships with its
    citizens, customers and communities. Sound Transit’s management organization is shown in the
    following organizational chart.
    The Executive Director reorganized the agency in May 2004 to increase its focus in each of the
    agency’s three main priorities: passenger operations, capital projects and long-range transit
    planning. Passenger operations for Link light rail, Sounder commuter rail and Regional Express
    bus are managed by the Transportation Services Department. Major capital projects are organized
    within two departments: Link light rail and Regional Express/Sounder Capital projects. Long-
    range regional transit planning are managed by the Office of Policy and Planning and Office of
    Corporate and Strategic Communications within the Executive Department. The remainder of the
    agency’s departments (Legal, Project Delivery Support Services, Finance and Information
    Technology, Board Administration) support the three core activities.



                                       SOUND TRANSIT
                                      STRATEGIC FOCUS




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                                                                                                                                                                                     Sound Transit Management Organization
Revised: June 1, 2004                                                                                                                     Sound Transit
                                                                                                                                        Board of Directors

                                                                                                                                                                                  Board Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                    Marcia W alker
                                                                                                                                          Sound Transit
                                                                                                                                         Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                             Offic er
                                                                                                                                            Joni Earl


                                                                                                                                             Deputy
                                                                                                                                         Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                             Offic er
                                                                                                                                         Vernon Stoner




  Office of Policy &    Chief Communications                         Link Light Rail                              Project Delivery                                              Transportation            Sounder & REX
                                                                                                                  Support Services                                                                                              General Counsel     Chief Financial Officer
  Planning Officer              Offic er                                Director                                                                                               Services Director          Capital Projects
                                                                                                                      Director                                                                                                  Desmond Brown          Hugh Simpson
   Paul Matsuoka             Ric Ilgenfritz                          Ahmad Fazel                                                                                                Martin Minkoff               Director
                                                                                                                    Phillip O'Dell                                                                        Agnes Govern


  Policy & Planning         Deputy Chief                                                                          Agency Project                                               Deputy Director            Deputy Director        Deputy General
                                                 Deputy Director                        Deputy Director                                                                                                                                                Deputy Director
  Program Manager         Communications        Technical Services                                                Control Program                                              Barbara Gilliland          James Edwards             Counsel
                                                                                       Support Services                                                                                                                                                Brian McCartan
    Sheila Dezarn          Kathy Johnson                                                                             Manager                                                                                                     Mandie Barnes
                                                   Joe Gildner                            Ron Lewis
                                                                                                                     VACANT

                                                                                                                                                                                Scheduling and            Project Control
                         External Relations                                                                                                                                    Planning Progam                                   Environmental            Controller
                                                                                   Project Development                                                                                                   Program Manager
                             Manager           Construction Manager                                               Agency Quality                                                                                               Compliance Manager
                                                                                    Program Manager                                                                                Manager                Anieken Usoro                                 Kelly Priestley
                         James Hammond            Samer Tamimi                                                   Assurance/Quality                 Safety & Security                                                             Perry Weinberg
                                                                                     Michael Williams                                                                           Mike Bergman
                                                                                                                  Control Manager                      Manager
                                                                                                                   Hamid Qaasim                        VACANT
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Business Services                              Information
                         Public Art Program      Civil Engineering                Community Outreach                                                                         Facilities Manager              Manager                                Technology Manager
                           Administrator                                                                                                                                          VACANT
                                                      Manager                      Program Manager                                                                                                        Susan Peterson
                           Carol Valenta                                                                        Contracts & Diversity                                                                                                                 Kevin Crawford
                                                 Robert Parsons                       Kathy Albert                                                      Security Manager
                                                                                                                      Manager
                                                                                                                                                           VACANT
                                                                                                                  Ellen Gustafson                                                                            Community
                          Creative Services                                                                                                                                   Customer Service &             Connections
                                               Systems Engineering                       Environmental                                                                                                    Program Manager                              Grants Manager
                              Manager                                                                                                                                        Information Manager
                                                    Manager                            Program Manager                                                                                                      Vicki Youngs                                Lisa Wolterink
                             Ken Harvey                                                                    Diversity Program                                                      Cheryl Sloan
                                                    VACANT                                James Irish                                                      Safety Manager
                                                                                                               Manager                                       Rob Huyck
                                                                                                            Alec Stephens                                                                                Construction Progam
                                                                                                                                                                            Accessibility & Signage            Manager
                         Marketing Manager                                                                                                                                    Program Manager              Christine Engler                            Budget Manager
                                                  Project Control
                             Tim Healy                                                                                                                                           Lana Nelson                                                            Pete Rogness
                                                Program Manager                                                                                   Human Resources
                                               Martin Schachenmayr                                              Real Estate Manager
                                                                                                                                                     Manager
                                                                                                                 James Staudinger                                                                         Seattle - Everett
                                                                                                                                                   Janice Bondar
                                                                                                                                                                             Sounder Operations           Corridor Program
                                                                                                                                                                                 Manager                      Manager                                   Risk Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                Martin Young               Michael Merrick                              Michael Bailey
                                               Operations Manager                                           Transit-Oriented
                                                 Charles Joseph                                           Development Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tacoma - Seattle
                                                                                                            Scott Kirkpatrick
                                                                                                                                                                                Link Operations           Corridor Program
                                                                                                                                                                                   Manager                    Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                 Terry Mulcahy           Frank Yanagimachi



                                                                                                                                                                                Rex Operations           Nisqually - Tacoma
                                                                                                                                                                                   Manager                Corridor Program
                                                                                                                                                                                  Fred Chun                   Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jennifer Ryan
    Citizen Oversight Panel
    The Sound Transit Board’s commitment to public accountability is a significant theme in the
    policies that frame Sound Move. During the first quarter of 1997, the Sound Transit Board
    appointed members to the first Citizen Oversight Panel (COP). The provision for and
    commitment to a COP is contained in the agency’s adopted financial policies [“Public
    Accountability” (Sound Move financial policies, May 31, 1996, p. B7)]:
    “To insure that the 10-year construction program development and implementation occurs within
    the framework and intent of these policies, Sound Transit will:
        (a) conduct an annual comprehensive performance audit through independent audit services;
        (b) appoint and maintain for the 10-year construction period a COP, charged with an annual
            review of Sound Transit’s performance audit and financial plan, for reporting and
            recommendations to the Sound Transit Board.”
    Citizen’s Oversight Panel’s mission
    As an independent body, the COP reviews Sound Transit’s performance toward achieving its
    commitments to the public and provides recommendations regarding its performance. The COP’s
    responsibility is to provide the Sound Transit Board and the public with a regular report card.
    Areas of Responsibility
    The COP monitors and provides recommendations concerning Sound Transit’s performance in
    meeting its public commitments in the following policy areas:
        Public participation in plan implementation.
        Evaluation of project alternatives and recommendations.
        Management of annual capital / operating budgets and finance plan.
        Regional fund management.
        Equity, subarea budgets and financial reporting.
        Adherence to project schedules and budgets.
    Reports on Sound Transit Performance
    The COP has delivered fifteen semi-annual reports on Sound Transit’s performance in meeting its
    commitments to the public, beginning with the 1997 Midyear COP Report. Some of the action
    plans in the Adopted 2004 Budget are responsive to COP observations and concerns outlined in
    its most recent reports. All COP performance reports can be accessed on the Sound Transit Web
    site at www.soundtransit.org/stbusiness/cop/copreports.

    Basis of Accounting
    Sound Transit budgets and reports actual financial results on a full accrual basis. The budget
    records revenues when earned and expenses when incurred. Capital outlays are not recorded as
    expenses but are instead reflected in Sound Transit’s balance sheet as assets, which are
    depreciated over the estimated useful life of the asset (once the asset has been placed into
    service). Capital grants are recorded as additions to contributed capital in the agency’s balance
    sheet while operating grants are recorded as revenues. Grant and tax revenues are recorded on an
    accrual basis.

    Financial Policies
    The framework for implementing Sound Move includes the adopted financial policies that shape
    Sound Transit’s budgetary process. The financial policies are important tools to Sound Transit to


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    ensure that Sound Move is implemented on time and within budget and that agency principles and
    commitments to the public are met.
    These policies, adopted under Resolution No. 72, provide:
    Regional equity: Local taxes are to be invested where they are raised. Budgets for each of the
    five subareas, including the subarea’s projected share of local taxes, borrowed funds, federal
    grants, farebox revenues and related expenses, will be monitored and adjusted on an annual basis
    to ensure that an equitable distribution of revenues is maintained (see Budget Summary section
    for current subarea spending plans).
    Regional Fund: A Regional Fund has been established and funded through local taxes to pay for
    systemwide elements of Sound Move. These elements include the integrated fare policy that
    creates a seamless system, innovative technologies and planning for any future capital
    investments that will be placed before the region’s voters. Sound Transit Administration costs are
    also covered under the Regional Fund. This funding is drawn from an equal percentage of local
    tax revenues contributed by each of the five subareas plus interest earnings.
    Conservative use of debt: Sound Transit is committed to placing limits on its use of long-term
    debt. These policies establish the conservative approach Sound Transit will use to calculate the
    cash flow available to service debt, set a debt service coverage ratio policy, and reserve a portion
    of Sound Transit’s debt financing capacity to provide a future potential funding source for
    unforeseen circumstances.
    Public accountability: Sound Transit has hired independent auditors and has appointed a Citizen
    Oversight Panel to monitor Sound Transit performance in carrying out its public commitments.
    Also, the state auditor and the Performance Audit committee provide additional oversight and
    accountability for the agency.
    System expansion or tax rollback: Any second-phase capital program that continues local taxes
    for financing will require voter approval within the Sound Transit District. If voters decide not to
    extend the system, Sound Transit will roll back the tax rate to a level sufficient to pay off the
    outstanding bonds and operate and maintain Sound Move investments.

    Financial Plan
    Sound Transit maintains a 25-year financial model that projects the total revenues and costs of
    Sound Move. The model is used to verify the long-term financial viability of the program and
    confirm the maintenance of subarea equity.
    The financial model forecasts operating costs, capital outlays, revenues, bonding, debt service,
    and reserves from 1997 through 2025. The agency updates the Financial Plan each year with the
    latest grant and revenue and inflation forecasts, and capital and operating budget data. The plan is
    reviewed, but not adopted, by the Board each year and is available to the public on request.

    How to Read the Budget
    For the first time, the Sounder, Link and Regional Express sections of the budget are eliminated.
    The functions from those departments are now found within the 2005 Budget Project Delivery
    and Service Delivery sections.
    Overall, the 2005 budget is organized into five main sections:
    Overview: This piece provides background on Sound Transit and its financial structure and a
    summary of the Proposed 2005 Budget.
    Transit Vision: This section includes a detailed annual budget for projects relating to the vision
    for expanding the transit system and communicating that vision to the public.




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    Service Delivery: This section provides detailed annual budgets for the operation of Sounder
    commuter rail, Tacoma Link light rail and Regional Express bus service and associated capital
    outlays.
    Project Delivery: This chapter includes an overview of the agency’s capital program for Link
    light rail, Sounder commuter rail and Regional Express projects. The section also includes a six-
    year capital plan with a detailed annual cash flow for each capital project. A Risk Assessment for
    each project identifies factors that could have budget and schedule implications.
    Agency Operations: This section details the 2005 staff operating budgets and 2005 objectives
    and action plans for each Sound Transit department. This section also includes other operating
    costs, such as debt service and the costs of transit oriented development program, the Community
    Development Fund, the STart Program, Non-capitalizable costs and System-wide Contingency
    and Emergency Reserves.

    Appendix: This section includes further detailed information to provide the reader with
    additional background on the agency and the budget.




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 Sound Transit Revenue and Expense Summary
 I. REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
                                                                    2003 ACTUAL             ADOPTED                  2004             PROPOSED
                                                                     REVENUES             2004 BUDGET              ESTIMATE          2005 BUDGET

      Retail Sales and Use Tax                                       $206,665,075           $208,460,601          $207,190,218       $218,834,792
      Motor Vehicle Excise Tax & Car Rental Tax                        63,371,325             63,810,128            63,913,943         66,514,161
      Federal Grants                                                   33,568,154             96,000,000            87,673,000        170,532,000
      Farebox Revenue                                                  11,624,552             12,744,560            13,211,461         13,890,708
      Interest Earnings                                                19,817,015             22,574,414            28,781,439         11,497,072
      Miscellaneous Revenue 1                                           3,451,344              6,207,761             7,795,687         10,959,767
      Bond Proceeds                                                             -                    -                     -                    -

    TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING
                                                                     $338,497,465           $409,797,464          $408,565,748       $492,228,500
    SOURCES


 II. EXPENSES AND OUTLAYS
                                                                    2003 ACTUAL             ADOPTED                  2004             PROPOSED
                                                                     EXPENSES             2004 BUDGET              ESTIMATE          2005 BUDGET

    OPERATING BUDGET
     Staff Operating Budget                                             43,857,971             52,924,134            49,645,308         53,725,490
     less: Allocation to Capital                                       (20,939,972)           (27,781,778)          (27,623,794)       (29,147,768)
     less: Allocation to Tr. Ops & Op Projs.                            (3,437,263)            (6,180,180)           (4,627,010)        (5,516,511)
     Transit Operations & Allocs.                                       74,627,424             97,935,418            92,655,594       108,080,417
     Op. Projects, Interest & Allocs.                                   24,572,322             37,537,245            32,018,385         45,614,885
     Total Operating Budget                                           118,680,482            154,434,839           142,068,483        172,756,513

      Adjustment for Non-cash Items                                    (32,376,838)           (39,507,779)          (38,544,685)       (40,656,883)
      TOTAL NET OPER. BUDGET                                           86,303,644            114,927,060           103,523,798        132,099,630

    CAPITAL PLAN
     Capital Outlays                                                  302,634,758            662,012,152           524,982,958        677,541,311
     Adminsitrative Capital Outlays                                       869,000              1,090,000               900,000            806,500
     Costs Allocated to Capital                                        20,939,972             27,781,778            27,623,794         29,147,768
     Capitalized Interest                                              14,660,184             17,103,000            17,103,547         17,103,500
     TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAYS                                            339,103,914            707,986,930           570,610,299        724,599,079

    TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET
                                                                       $425,407,558          $822,913,990          $674,134,097       $856,698,709
    AND CAPITAL OUTLAYS

    Notes
    1. Includes contributions from local jurisdictions, REX advertising revenues, and rental income from Sound Transit properties.




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    Revenue Summary
    Sound Transit will collect an estimated $492.2 million in revenues and other financing sources in
    2005. Total 2005 tax revenues include $218.8 million in Retail Sales and Use Tax revenue and
    $66.5 million in Motor Vehicle Excise Tax and Rental Car Tax revenues. In 2005, Sound Transit
    anticipates receiving $170.5 million in federal grants, $13.9 million in farebox revenues, $11.5
    million in interest earnings on cash and investments, and $11.0 million in miscellaneous revenues
    which includes contributions from local jurisdictions, Regional Express advertising revenues, and
    rental income from Sound Transit properties. While the Proposed 2005 Budget does not contain
    any revenue from issuance of bonds, the agency is continually evaluating the costs and benefits of
    bond issuance and may issue bonds in 2005 if market conditions are favorable.




                         FY Proposed 2005 Revenues
                         & Other Financing Sources
                                              (YOE $000)

                                                                     Retail Sales Tax
                                                                     $218,835 (44.5%)
                                                                     Motor Vehicle Tax
                                                                     $66,514 (13.5%)
                                                                     Federal Grants
                                                                     $170,532 (34.6%)
                                                                     Farebox Revenue
                                                                     $13,891 (2.8%)
                       $492,229                                      Interest Earnings
                                                                     $11,497 (2.3%)
                                                                     Miscellaneous Revenue
                                                                     $10,960 (2.2%)




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    Revenues and Financing Sources
    Retail sales and use tax
    Sound Transit collects 4/10 of one percent Retail Sales and Use Tax on transactions in the Sound
    Transit District. The Retail Sales and Use Tax is imposed on the sale of most goods and certain
    services in the district. The tax is collected by businesses, which then remit the tax to the state.
    This tax is both a sales tax and a use tax, with the use tax collections amounting to about eight
    percent of the total taxes collected. The use tax is levied on items purchased out-of-state but used
    in state and on other items for which sales tax has not been paid. The tax is collected by the state
    Department of Revenue and remitted to Sound Transit through the Office of the State Treasurer.
    Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
    Sound Transit collects 3/10 of one percent Motor Vehicle Excise Tax. The Motor Vehicle Excise
    Tax is a tax levied on the value of motor vehicles and collected at the time of vehicle licensing.
    The tax is collected by the state Department of Licensing and remitted to Sound Transit through
    the Office of the State Treasurer.
    Rental Car Tax
    Sound Transit collects 8/10 of one percent Rental Car Tax, levied on the rental value of vehicles.
    The tax is collected by businesses and remitted to the state Department of Revenue. The
    Department of Revenue disburses the proceeds to Sound Transit through the Office of the State
    Treasurer.
    Federal Grant Funding Program
    Projections: The 2005 Financial Plan assumes $926 million in federal funding in Phase 1 (1997–
    2009). This includes $500 million for the Link Initial Segment, $14 million for the Airport Link
    extension and $412 million for Sounder and Regional Express. Federal funding will be secured
    through conventional Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration
    (FHWA) programs currently authorized under the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st
    Century (TEA-21). TEA-21 authorized funding for federal transportation programs for federal
    fiscal years 1998 through 2003 and currently TEA-21 has been extended until September 30,
    2004. Congress is expected to reauthorize TEA-21 in the fall of 2004 or early in 2005. Funding
    will be secured through both congressional appropriations and regional/national grant
    competitions. Federal funding assumptions by source include:
    Section 5309 New Starts (FTA Discretionary)                                         $612 million
    Section 5307 Formula (FTA Competitive)                                              $143 million
    Surface Transportation Program (FHWA Urban Competitive)                              $65 million
    Section 5309 Bus (FTA Discretionary)                                                 $42 million
    Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (FHWA Competitive)                                 $33 million
    State Funds                                                                          $15 million
    Surface Transportation Program (FHWA Railroad Crossing Competitive)                    $8 million
    Miscellaneous Competitive                                                              $8 million
                                                                                        $926 million
    Results: The Financial Plan assumes nearly $112 million in grant awards and nearly $170 million
    of grant drawdowns in 2005. Grant drawdowns represent actual funds received from grant
    resources based on eligible expenditures occurring in the program. Of the $112 million in grant
    awards, $80 million is the 2005 appropriation for Link, which is consistent with the schedule of



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    federal funds in the Full Funding Grant Agreement. To date, Sound Transit has been awarded
    $526 million, or 57 percent of the total projected federal funding. Funding has been secured
    through congressional appropriations ($309 million), regional and national competition ($202
    million) and state appropriations ($15 million). Funding has been secured across all funding
    sources and lines of business:
        $246 million for Sounder rolling stock, track and signal work, railroad crossings, equipment,
        Right-of-Way (ROW) and station construction.
        $180 million for the preliminary engineering, final design, right of way acquisition and
        construction of the Initial Segment of Link. Funds have also been secured for the preliminary
        engineering and final design phases of the Airport Link extension.
        $100 million for Regional Express rolling stock, transit centers, park-and-rides and direct
        access ramps, I-90 and bike and pedestrian access.
    New Starts Funding and Full Funding Grant Agreement: Sixty-six percent, or $612 million
    of Sound Transit’s federal funding is assumed to come from Section 5309 “New Starts” funding
    administered by the Federal Transit Administration. New Starts funding is earmarked directly by
    Congress for major capital investments in fixed guideway systems in urban areas and is highly
    competitive. New Starts projects undergo rigorous evaluation, rating and comparison as part of
    the funding process.
    While both Sounder and Link are eligible for New Starts funding, the majority of New Starts
    funding ($500 million) is assumed for the Link Initial Segment under a Full Funding Grant
    Agreement (FFGA). FFGA’s are agreements used by the Federal Transit Administration to
    establish multi-year commitments of federal funding for New Starts projects. An FFGA provides
    a relatively high level of assurance that funding for the project will be included in the executive
    branch’s annual budget request and subsequent annual appropriations by Congress. Sound
    Transit’s FFGA for the Initial Segment was executed on October 24, 2003.
    Farebox Revenues
    The Proposed 2005 Budget includes approximately $11.3 million in farebox revenues from the
    Regional Express bus service and $2.6 million from the Sounder service. In projecting fare
    revenues, it is generally assumed that present transit fares continue with fare increases matching
    only inflation rates; the proposed 2005 budget does not assume any fare increases. Annual fare
    revenue is projected to amount to at least $31 million following the complete implementation of
    the regional transit system for all modes of transit.
    Interest Earnings
    In 2005, Sound Transit will earn an estimated $11.5 million in interest on its investments (on an
    accrual basis). On Sept. 25, 1997, the Sound Transit Board adopted Resolution No. 97 that
    instituted Sound Transit’s investment policy. The primary objectives of Sound Transit’s
    investment activities under the policy are (in order of priority): a) to ensure safety of the original
    principal investment amounts, b) maintain sufficient liquidity to meet all agency operational
    requirements, and c) to achieve a market rate of return on the investment portfolio throughout the
    budgetary and economic cycles. The overall 2005 effective budgeted interest rate on Sound
    Transit’s investments is 2.0 percent.
    Miscellaneous Revenue
    The agency expects to receive a variety of miscellaneous revenue totaling $11 million in 2005.
    Primarily, these revenues include advertising on Sounder cars and ST buses along with rental
    income from Sound Transit properties. The agency will also receive some other miscellaneous
    payments, such as payments for maintenance of the Weller Street overpass from King County and



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    contributions from other government or private parties to Sound Transit capital projects. In the
    budget these revenues are reported on a consolidated basis for the agency.

    PROPOSED 2005 BUDGET SUMMARY
    The Proposed 2005 Budget represents the ninth full year of Sound Transit’s Sound Move. It
    contains the agency’s 2005 operating budget and a Phase 1 capital spending plan. Sound Transit
    uses the January-to-December calendar year for its budget and fiscal year. The total budgeted
    operating and capital plan for fiscal year 2005 is $856.7 million; $149.2 million for operations
    and maintenance and $707.5 million for capital.




                       FY Proposed 2005 Operating Budget
                               & Capital Plan
                                               (YOE $000)




                                                                           Agency Operations
                                                                           $49,485 (5.8%)
                                                                           Transit Vision
                                                                           $19,518 (2.3%)
                                                                           Service Delivery
                           $856,699                                        $111,069 (13%)
                                                                           Project Delivery
                                                                           $676,627 (79%)




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    TRANSIT VISION
    Transit Vision consolidates the agency’s activities that are related to the development and
    communication of a long-term plan for regional transit within the Puget Sound region. The
    program manages a number of Sound Move Phase 1 projects, including the Fare Integration
    project to implement a seamless system of regional fare media and policies and the Research and
    Technology project to assess research and implement new transit technologies. In addition,
    Transit Vision staff will continue long-range and Phase 2 planning for the agency.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget for Transit Vision programs is $16.6 million in operating expenses
    and $2.9 million in capital expenditures. The Proposed 1997-2009 lifetime budget for this
    program is $76.7 million in operating expenses and $18.9 million in capital expenditures.




              FY Proposed 2005 Transit Vision Budget
                                             (YOE $000)




                                                                    Fare Integration - Capital
                                                                    $2,305 (11.8%)

                                                                    Fare Integration - Operating
                                                                    $5,913 (30.3%)

                                                                    Research & Technology -
                          $19,518                                   Capital $610 (3.1%)

                                                                    Research & Technology -
                                                                    Operating $175 (0.9%)

                                                                    Phase II Planning - Operating
                                                                    $10,515 (53.9%)




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                                       Transit Vision Budget
                                         2005 Budget Summary

                                                  Proposed       Proposed
                                                    2005         1997-2009
                                                   Budget         Budget
                       Capital Budget
                        Fare Integration         $ 2,304,885    $ 8,751,944
                        Research & Technology        609,660      10,125,085
                          Subtotal               $ 2,914,545    $ 18,877,029

                       Operating Budget
                        Fare Integration         $ 5,913,143    $ 33,788,008
                        Research & Technology         175,000      4,235,053
                        Phase II Planning          10,515,000     38,668,000
                         Subtotal                $ 16,603,143   $ 76,691,061

                       Total Spending
                        Fare Integration         $ 8,218,028    $ 42,539,952
                        Research & Technology         784,660     14,360,138
                        Phase II Planning          10,515,000     38,668,000
                          Total                  $ 19,517,688   $ 95,568,090




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    SERVICE DELIVERY
    The Transportation Services Department, which was created in 2004, combines the planning,
    scheduling and operations for Sounder commuter rail, ST Express regional bus and Tacoma link
    light rail. The department also includes customer service, facility maintenance, regionwide
    signage and wayfinding programs, and the Mobility Initiative Program.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget for Service Delivery is $86.8 million in expenses for operations and
    $24.2 million for capital. Operational expenses are divided between the agency’s three modal
    services: $3.3 million for Link light rail operations in Tacoma, $22.1 million for Sounder
    commuter rail service, and $61.5 million for Regional Express bus service (not including
    depreciation). The budget for operational expenses represents a $8.2 million, or 10.3%, increase
    from the Adopted 2004 Budget. This increase reflects increased services for both Sounder and
    Regional Express. More information on transit operations budgets is provided in the Service
    Delivery section of the budget.




              FY Proposed 2005 Service Delivery Budget
                                              (YOE $000)




                                                             Link Light Rail - Tacoma Operations
                                                             $3,292 (3%)
                                                             Sounder Commuter Rail Operations
                                                             $22,068 (19.9%)
                                                             Regional Express Bus Operations
                                                             $61,480 (55.4%)
                                                             Service Delivery Capital
                       $111,069                              $24,229 (21.8%)




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                                      Service Delivery Budget Summary
                                                  2005 Budget Summary
                                                      (in YOE $000s)
                                                             Proposed                   Proposed
                                                                2005                    1997-2009
                                                               Budget                    Budget
                       Operating Budget
                       Tacoma Link                              $           3,292   $       23,888
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                               22,068          206,570
                       Regional Express                                    61,480          559,016
                        Subtotal                                $          86,840   $      789,473

                       Capital Budget
                       Tacoma Link                              $               -   $            -
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                                    -                -
                       Regional Express                                    24,229          141,175
                        Subtotal                                $          24,229   $      141,175

                       Total Expenditures
                       Tacoma Link                              $       3,292       $       23,888
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                           22,068              206,570
                       Regional Express                                85,709              700,191
                        Total                                   $     111,069       $      930,648
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs




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    PROJECT DELIVERY
    Sound Move included the development of a system of new regional public transit assets. The
    design and construction of these assets are grouped under Project Delivery programs. These
    include the Sounder commuter rail and Regional Express HOV and Community Connection
    projects, and building Link light rail. The Proposed 2005 Budget includes $676.7 million in
    capital.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget also contains Sound Transit’s $4.4 billion capital spending plan
    (1997-2009) that presents detailed expenses on capital assets for each project in Phase 1 of Sound
    Move. The proposed 2005 spending plan represents a $1.5 million increase over 2004 for the
    three capital programs.




              FY Proposed 2005 Project Delivery Budget
                                              (YOE $000)




                                                               Link Light Rail Capital
                                                               $480,657 (71%)
                                                               Sounder Commuter Rail Capital
                                                               $119,068 (17.6%)

                       $676,627                                Regional Express Capital
                                                               $76,902 (11.4%)




                                           Project Delivery
                                     2005 Capital Budget Summary

                                                   Proposed                Proposed
                                                      2005                1997-2009
                                                    Budget                  Budget
                 Link                            $ 480,657,417          $ 2,407,316,000
                 Sounder Commuter Rail             119,067,576            1,226,604,000
                 Regional Express                    76,901,679             795,610,000
                 Total                           $ 676,626,673          $ 4,429,530,000




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    AGENCY OPERATIONS
    The Proposed 2005 Budget contains $45.8 million in operating expenses and $3.7 million in
    capital outlays related to staff operations, debt service, Community Development Fund, public art
    (STart), Transit Oriented Development, and other miscellaneous expenses.




                  FY Proposed 2005 Agency Operations
                                              (YOE $000)




                                                                      Net Staff Operating Budget
                                                                      $16,748 (33.8%)
                                                                      Community Development
                                                                      Fund $5,186 (10.5%)
                                                                      STart
                                                                      $2,804 (5.7%)
                                                                      Transit Oriented Development
                                                                      $560 (1.1%)
                                                                      Administrative Capital
                         $49,485                                      $807 (1.6%)
                                                                      Non-capitalizable costs
                                                                      $6,090 (12.3%)
                                                                      Debt Service
                                                                      $17,290 (34.9%)




                                        Agency Operations
                                        2005 Budget Summary


                                       Operating                  Capital
                                         Budget                   Budget               Total
         Net Staff Operations         $ 16,748,429            $         -          $ 16,748,429
         Community Development Fund      5,185,998                      -             5,185,998
         STart                               5,000              2,798,745             2,803,745
         Transit Oriented Development      440,000                120,000               560,000
         Administrative Capital                  -                806,500               806,500
         Non-capitalizable costs         6,090,409                      -             6,090,409
         Debt Service                   17,290,335                      -            17,290,335
            Subtotal                  $ 45,760,171            $ 3,725,245          $ 49,485,416




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    Staff Operations: Sound Transit employs corporate staff—which administers its programs and
    services—and operations staff, which is directly involved in transit operations. The costs for
    corporate employees and associated expenses are captured with the agency’s staff budgets, which
    are detailed by the agency’s eight departments. Sound Transit’s staff operating budget, including
    depreciation, increased from $52.9 million in the Adopted 2004 Budget to $53.7 million in the
    Proposed 2005 Budget. These costs include salaries and benefits for all agency non-operational
    employees, materials and supplies, utilities, insurance, depreciation, leases and rentals and other
    miscellaneous expenses.



               ST Staff Operating Budget Change Summary
                                                Adopted            Proposed             $               %
                   Department                2004 Budget       2005 Budget            Change          Change
       Board Administration                 $      614,507     $      622,677     $         8,170           1%
       Capital Projects                          5,071,440           5,050,439          (21,001)            0%
       CDF Staff                                   163,774            155,157               (8,617)         -5%
       Central Costs                             5,586,752           5,018,098         (568,654)          -10%
       Executive                                10,104,522          10,248,204          143,682             1%
       Finance & Information Technology          9,525,096          10,269,402          744,306             8%
       Legal                                     2,148,361           2,536,155          387,794             18%
       Link                                      8,493,079           8,480,021          (13,058)            0%
       Project Delivery Support                  7,645,205           7,416,154         (229,051)            -3%
      Transportation Services                    3,571,398           3,929,183          357,785             10%
     Total Staff Operating Budget               52,924,134          53,725,490          801,356             2%
       Allocation to Capital                    (27,781,778)       (29,147,768)       (1,365,990)           5%
       Allocation to Transit Services            (6,180,180)        (5,516,511)         663,669           -11%
      Depreciation                               (2,984,256)        (2,312,782)         671,474           -23%
     Net Staff Operating Budget                 15,977,920         $16,748,429         $770,509             5%


    Debt Service: As of September 1, 2004, Sound Transit has $350 million of long-term bonds
    outstanding, the proceeds of which were used to finance construction of capital projects. Payment
    of interest, principal and issuance costs on these bonds is $17.3 million in the Proposed 2005
    Budget, unchanged from 2004. Of that amount, $17.1 million is related to interest payments.
    Community Development Fund (CDF): The Sound Transit Board established a $50 million
    fund to be available to mitigate the impacts of the construction and operation of light rail in
    Southeast Seattle. The Proposed 2005 Budget contains $5.2 million for expenses for the CDF for
    mitigation payments, advances and administrative costs.
    STart: The Sound Transit Board has endorsed a public art program to work with artists,
    community and project staff to develop art projects for the agency’s capital projects to reflect the
    community’s interest and that reflect positively on the agency. The Proposed 2005 STart budget
    is $2.8 million.
    Transit Oriented Develoment (TOD): The Sound Transit Board has adopted policies to
    promote public and private development that supports transit use by emphasizing pedestrian and
    transit access, clustering development and mixing land uses. These efforts include station area
    planning and joint development opportunities. The Proposed 2005 Budget for TOD expenses is
    $560 thousand.


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    Miscellaneous: Agency Operations also includes expenses for administrative capital and non-
    capitalizable costs. The Proposed 2005 Budget for these expenses is $800 thousand and $6.1
    million respectively.




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    Summary of Operating Budgets and Long-Term Capital Plan
    Sound Transit’s Proposed 2005 Budget is organized according to its strategic focus: Transit
    Vision, Service Delivery, Project Delivery and Agency Operations. As detailed in the budget
    information above, each of these components has an annual operating expense, an annual capital
    expenditure, and a long-term capital plan. The following information summarizes the Proposed
    2005 Budget by total operating and total capital expenses, regardless of the program area in
    which it is contained.
    The agency maintains a six-year capital plan, which records historic spending since 1997 and
    forecasts all capital outlays through 2009. Summaries of the agency’s capital budget are presented
    below and each individual project capital plan is presented in subsequent chapters of the Proposed
    2005 Budget.



                                       ST Budget Overview
                                         2005 Budget Summary

                                       2005                    2005                1997-2009
                                     Operating                Capital               Capital
                                      Budget                  Budget                Budget
       Transit Vision              $  16,603,143          $    2,914,545         $   18,877,029

       Service Delivery
        Tacoma Link                      3,291,601                    -                       -
        Sounder                         22,068,461                    -                       -
        Regional Express                61,479,754                    -                       -
        Miscellaneous                          -               24,229,116             141,175,000
          Subtotal                      86,839,816             24,229,116             141,175,000

       Project Delivery
        Tacoma Link                               -             3,510,318              80,416,000
        Central Link Capital                      -           477,147,099           2,326,900,000
        Sounder                                   -           119,067,576           1,226,604,000
        Regional Express                          -            76,901,679             795,610,000
          Subtotal                                -           676,626,673           4,429,530,000

       Agency Operations
        Staff Budgets                   16,748,429                      -                       -
        Debt Service                    17,290,335                      -                       -
        Admin Capital                            -                806,500              16,574,000
        CDF                              5,185,998                      -                       -
        STart                                5,000              2,798,745              17,801,000
        TOD                                440,000                120,000               5,020,000
        Non-Capital costs                6,090,409                      -                       -
          Subtotal                      45,760,171              3,725,245              39,395,000

       Total                       $   149,203,130        $   707,495,579        $ 4,628,977,029




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Capital Outlays 1997 - 2009

Proposed 2004 Budget (in YOE $000s)

                                     1997-2003           2004         2005        2006        2007         2008        2009        Total
Capital                                  1,319,092    $548,379     $707,496    $899,971     $670,130    $269,536     $214,373     $4,628,978

  Capital Outlays not included in         $23,000                                                                                   $23,000
                   Sound Move**

Total                                   $1,342,092    $548,379     $707,496    $899,971     $670,130    $269,536     $214,373     $4,651,978




   ** The acquisition of Union Station, Sound Transit's long-term headquarters, was not included in the original Sound Move budget
   although rent expense was included. The depreciation of Union Station that occurs during Phase I occupancy of the building will be
   included in central costs budget, and included as part of Sound Move total costs.




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                   Lifetime Department Capital Outlays
                                         Capital costs only (YOE $000)

  Department                                      2004 Adopted           Current      2005 Proposed
     Division                                        Budget              Budget           Budget

 Sounder Commuter Rail

    Sounder Commuter Rail                           $1,210,147           $1,210,148      $1,226,604

          Sounder Commuter Rail                     $1,210,147           $1,210,148      $1,226,604

 Link Light Rail

    Link Light Rail                                 $2,407,316           $2,407,316      $2,407,316

          Link Light Rail                           $2,407,316           $2,407,316      $2,407,316

 Regional Express

    Capital Projects                                 $810,581             $806,026        $795,610

          Regional Express                           $810,581             $806,026        $795,610

 Transportation Services

    Regional Bus                                     $127,897             $132,148        $141,175

          Transportation Services                    $127,897             $132,148        $141,175

 Transit Vision

    Planning and Development                          $18,171              $18,171         $18,877

          Transit Vision                              $18,171              $18,171         $18,877

 ST Art

    ST Art Program                                    $17,801              $17,801         $17,801

          ST Art                                      $17,801              $17,801         $17,801

 Transit Oriented Development

    Transit Oriented Development                         $100                 $100          $5,020

          Transit Oriented Development                   $100                 $100          $5,020

 Agency Administration

    Administrative Capital                            $16,574              $16,574         $16,574

          Agency Administration                       $16,574              $16,574         $16,574


  Total                                             $4,608,587           $4,608,284      $4,628,978




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         Sound Transit Proposed 2005 Capital Budget
                                                     In $000
                                                                       Proposed              Proposed
                                                                      2005 Fiscal           2005 Lifetime
 Project               Project Name
                                                                      Year Budget              Budget
           Sounder Commuter Rail
  100      Everett to Seattle Track and Facilities                             1,692             304,259
  110      Seattle to Auburn Track and Facilities                             43,056             256,553
  120      Auburn to Tacoma Track and Facilities                              35,646             206,557
  130      Tacoma to Lakewood Track and Facilities                            10,934             136,037
  131      Permitting and Environmental Mitigation                             1,972              10,288
  140      Layover                                                             1,682              23,092
  150      Nisqually to Lakewood Track and Facilities                          7,082              16,101
  201      Everett Multi-modal Station                                         6,288              26,872
  205      Mukilteo Station                                                      195              18,214
  207      Edmonds Station                                                     1,093              13,106
  212      Ticket vending machines (TVM)                                       1,522                  7,440
  216      CCTV                                                                1,872                  6,081
  231      King Street Station                                                     1                  7,944
  233      Boeing Access Road Station                                              0                    66
  235      Tukwila Station                                                        50              19,271
  237      Kent Station                                                            0              32,560
  239      Auburn Station                                                          0              26,044
  241      Sumner Station                                                          0                  9,408
  243      Puyallup Station                                                        0              13,360
  245      Tacoma Dome Station                                                     0              10,348
  247      Reservation to Freighthouse Square Track & Facilit                    368              16,802
  251      South Tacoma Station                                                1,075              10,922
  253      Lakewood Station                                                    4,540              25,404
  255      Lakewood CBD                                                            0               1,955
  601      Program Reserve - Snohomish                                             0                  4,965
  602      Program Reserve - South King                                            0                 835
  603      Program Reserve - Pierce                                                0              22,118

                Sounder Commuter Rail                                     119,068            1,226,604
           Link Light Rail
  100      Northgate to 45th                                                   2,083                  9,000
  200      North Link - 45th to CPS                                            6,496             101,000
  300      Initial Segment                                                  460,838            2,070,000
  399      Initial Segment Project Reserve                                        0              128,300
  400      Airport Link                                                        7,730              18,600
  500      Tacoma Link                                                         3,510              80,416

                Link Light Rail                                           480,657            2,407,316
           Regional Express
  105      Ash Way HOV Access/164th SW                                         1,420              18,428
  111      Lynnwood HOV Access/46th Ave W                                      1,081              26,956
  125      Federal Way HOV Access/S 317th                                     12,288              32,618
  131      Star Lake Freeway Station/S 272nd                                      40              24,826
  135      I-405 @ Southcenter (Tukwila)                                           0                    55


            Note: Figures shown are rounded to nearest thousand, so totals may vary from the detail



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         Sound Transit Proposed 2005 Capital Budget
                                                     In $000
                                                                       Proposed              Proposed
                                                                      2005 Fiscal           2005 Lifetime
 Project               Project Name
                                                                      Year Budget              Budget
  140      Totem Lake Freeway Station/NE 128th                                 7,113              98,169
  141      85th Corridor/Related Improvements                                  1,465                  8,453
  145      Bellevue HOV Access                                                 4,333              80,895
  150      Renton HOV Access/N 8th                                               943              86,958
  160      Eastgate Transit Access/142nd Ave SE                                4,671              38,908
  165      I-90 @ Sunset Interchange                                               0                  9,185
  166      SR-900 Park-And-Ride Arterial Improvements                              0                  7,394
  311      Lynnwood Transit Ctr/46th Ave W                                       346              31,604
  312      Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station/236th SW                            857                  3,806
  314      S Everett Transit Ctr (At Everett Mall)                                 0                     31
  316      N Everett TC/Everett Comm College                                   1,082                  1,698
  319      S Everett Freeway Station/112th SE                                  2,182              26,075
  321      Federal Way Transit Center/S 317th                                 16,134              38,455
  322      Bellevue Transit Center/NE 6th                                          0              15,461
  323      Bellevue Rider Services Bldg                                        2,921                  4,412
  324      Canyon Park Freeway Station/I-405                                   1,234                  9,132
  326      Issaquah Transit Center/SR-900                                      2,781              29,482
  328      Totem Lake TC/Evergreen Medical Center                                129              13,243
  330      Newcastle Transit Center                                               55                  7,223
  332      Overlake Transit Ctr/NE 40th                                            0              10,943
  340      Ash Way Park-And-Ride                                                   0               1,114
  342      Swamp Creek HOV And Park-and-Ride                                       0                   303
  345      Lynnwood SR-99 Transit Lanes                                            0                  2,546
  346      East Everett Park-and-Ride                                              0                     86
  350      Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride/SR-99                                     0                  2,444
  352      Other Park-and-Ride Expansion                                           0                    10
  354      Mercer Island Park-and-Ride/N Mercer Way                            1,312              13,313
  355      Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride/Highland Dr.                          22               8,012
  356      Tacoma Dome Station                                                     0              11,099
  358      South Hill Park-and-Ride/94th Ave E                                     0                  5,012
  360      Dupont Station/Wilmington Dr                                            0                  4,291
  362      SR 512 Park-and-Ride Expansion                                          0                    357
  370      Pacific Avenue Overpass                                                 0              16,794
  372      Bothell Branch Campus Access @ 195th/I-405                          1,038                  3,860
  374      Redmond Transit Center                                                169                  6,931
  376      Woodinville Arterial HOV Enhancements                                 653                  1,798
  378      Yarrow Point Stop Improvements                                         31                   150
  380      Sammamish Park-and-Ride/228th SE                                    3,219               7,764
  382      I-90 Two-Way Transit & HOV Operations                               8,258              18,889
  384      SR-522 HOV Enhancements/Kenmore                                       510                  8,791
  385      SR-522 HOV Enhancements/Bothell                                       613                  8,572
  395      Funds For Other Projects                                                0                     31
  999      REX Capital Program Reserve                                             0              49,036

                Regional Express                                            76,902             795,610


            Note: Figures shown are rounded to nearest thousand, so totals may vary from the detail



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         Sound Transit Proposed 2005 Capital Budget
                                             In $000
                                                                       Proposed              Proposed
                                                                      2005 Fiscal           2005 Lifetime
 Project               Project Name
                                                                      Year Budget              Budget
           Transportation Services
  261      Bus Maintenance Facility                                            1,295              25,867
  262      Radio Upgrade Project                                                   0                  7,364
  263      Mobility Initiative Program                                         1,473                  2,037
  290      Bus Systemwide                                                     21,461             105,907

                Transportation Services                                     24,229             141,175
           Transit Vision
  405      Fare Integration                                                    2,305                  8,752
  410      Research & Technology                                                 610              10,125

                Transit Vision                                               2,915              18,877
           ST Art
  000      STart Program                                                       2,799              17,801

                ST Art                                                       2,799              17,801
           Transit Oriented Development
  340      Ashway TOD                                                              0                   100
  341      Woodinville TOD                                                       120                  4,920

                Transit Oriented Development                                    120               5,020
           Agency Administration
  001      Agency Administration                                                 807              16,574

                Agency Administration                                           807             16,574
                    Total Capital budget                                  707,496            4,628,978




            Note: Figures shown are rounded to nearest thousand, so totals may vary from the detail



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                                      TRANSIT VISION
    PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The recent Sound Transit re-organization merged the Office of Corporate and Strategic
    Communications and the Office of Policy and Planning into the agency’s Executive Department.
    The merger unites two offices whose primary missions include updating the region’s vision for its
    transit future.
    That “Transit Vision” includes expanding the first phase of the system that was approved by
    Puget Sound voters in 1996 and is currently under construction and operation by Sound Transit.
    A healthy transit system is vital for the economy and quality of life in the region, particularly as it
    faces the challenge of adding 1.3 million residents in the next 20 years. Transportation is still
    consistently rated as the number one issue of concern by the public.
    Phase I is well under way. Sounder commuter trains run every weekday, ST Express buses
    connect population and employment centers, Tacoma Link light rail trains are breaking ridership
    expectations and construction is under way on the Link light rail system in Seattle and on transit
    centers and park-and-ride lots throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
    Phase I is an important first step in building a regional system. But more work remains. That’s
    why Sound Transit is planning for a second phase that will expand the system to reach more
    communities. Sound Transit will engage its partners and the public during 2005 on ways to
    expand the services and facilities completed in Phase I. The Phase 2 planning effort will
    culminate in a proposal to expand the regional system that will be submitted to voters for
    approval.
    The Office of Policy and Planning is working on the technical planning for Phase 2. The Office of
    Corporate and Strategic Communications is creating interest and engaging the public in the Phase
    2 process.

    The Office of Policy and Planning
    The Office of Policy and Planning has three major projects related to the long-term future of
    Sound Transit. First, OPP is completing the technical aspects of planning in order to update the
    Long Range Plan and to develop a Phase 2 Plan. Second, OPP manages the Research and
    Technology function. This includes evaluating, demonstrating, and bringing on-line several
    technology projects that improve safety and security for Sound Transit’s passengers, and improve
    customer information that make the system easier to use. Third, OPP manages the Fare
    Integration Program, delivering the "seamless" system that was promised in Sound Move. While
    progress has been made in the near term to institute Puget Pass, OPP is working hard with Sound
    Transit’s partners to deliver a new system based on Smart Card technology. This future method of
    fare payment will make the system even more seamless for passengers.
    Each of these areas is funded by the Regional Fund. The Office of Policy and Planning develops
    agencywide policies and coordinates regional transportation planning effort for Sound Transit. In
    addition to these specific responsibilities, it is responsible for addressing issues affecting all lines
    of business and coordinating transit reporting to the State and Federal governments. The Office of
    Policy and Planning also supports the Sound Transit Board in its role of policy setting and long-
    range planning by developing alternative courses of action for its consideration that are realistic,
    timely, clear, and balanced. It works to develop internal policies that are consistent across all
    departments. It coordinates agency work with the Citizen Oversight Panel and the Puget Sound
    Regional Council. In addition, the Office of Policy and Planning manages Geographic
    Information System services for Sound Transit.



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    The Office of Corporate and Strategic Communications
    The Office of Corporate and Strategic Communication’s central mission is to create new and
    unique ways of generating public interest and participation in the Phase 2 process. That work
    includes facilitating dialogue between citizens, Sound Transit staff and Sound Transit
    Boardmembers about the options for expanding the regional system.
    Besides its ongoing Phase 2 work, the Office of Corporate and Strategic Communications is
    responsible for a broad set of activities related to external public communications and
    involvement, government relations and the promotion of Sound Transit activities and services.
    The office articulates Sound Transit’s mission by emphasizing the frequency and availability of
    the agency’s bus and train services and explaining how those services compliment other parts of
    the overall transportation system. The Office of Corporate and Strategic Communications
    produces the agency’s video programs that are aired on local public access television, provides
    updated information on the agency’s Web site, places advertisements in local radio and
    newspapers, regularly sends out e-mails to business, community and government leaders from the
    agency’s CEO and writes and designs a number of print publications for wide distribution.
    In addition, the Office of Corporate and Strategic Communications:
        Works with elected officials in the policy arena to make sure that efforts to improve transit
        are well coordinated and intuitive to customers and the general public. The office has the
        primary responsibility for maintaining Sound Transit relations with local, state, and federal
        governmental bodies. The communications office also monitors and coordinates Sound
        Transit’s interests in Washington, D.C. related to federal funding and Federal Transit
        Administration oversight.
        Works with the media to ensure that coverage of the agency is frequent, fair, and accurate.
        That includes daily interaction with news media and distribution of news releases to all area
        news outlets, including community newspapers.
        Implements a broad marketing program to build awareness of the agency and its services, to
        promote new services and to help increase ridership.

    TRANSIT VISION BUDGET
    The Proposed 2005 Budget contains $16.6 million in operating expenses, and $2.9 million in
    capital expenditures for the Transit Vision projects. The Proposed 1997-2009 lifetime budget for
    the three projects is $76.7 million in operating expenses, and $18.9 million in capital
    expenditures. Staff budgets for Transit Vision’s divisions are included in the Agency Operations
    section that follows.




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              FY Proposed 2005 Transit Vision Budget
                                                (YOE $000)




                                                                   Fare Integration - Capital
                                                                   $2,305 (11.8%)

                                                                   Fare Integration - Operating
                                                                   $5,913 (30.3%)

                                                                   Research & Technology -
                             $19,518                               Capital $610 (3.1%)

                                                                   Research & Technology -
                                                                   Operating $175 (0.9%)

                                                                   Phase II Planning - Operating
                                                                   $10,515 (53.9%)




                                       Transit Vision Budget
                                         2005 Budget Summary

                                                     Proposed           Proposed
                                                       2005             1997-2009
                                                      Budget             Budget
                       Capital Budget
                        Fare Integration            $ 2,304,885       $ 8,751,944
                        Research & Technology           609,660         10,125,085
                          Subtotal                  $ 2,914,545       $ 18,877,029

                       Operating Budget
                        Fare Integration            $ 5,913,143       $ 33,788,008
                        Research & Technology            175,000         4,235,053
                        Phase II Planning             10,515,000        38,668,000
                         Subtotal                   $ 16,603,143      $ 76,691,061

                       Total Spending
                        Fare Integration            $ 8,218,028       $ 42,539,952
                        Research & Technology            784,660        14,360,138
                        Phase II Planning             10,515,000        38,668,000
                          Total                     $ 19,517,688      $ 95,568,090




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    Fare Integration
    Fare Integration is responsible for promoting regional mobility through a system of seamless
    regional fare media and policies. The keystone of the program is the Regional Fare and Pass
    Reconciliation Agreement, which forms the basis for regional account reconciliation and
    PugetPass. The agreement allows all five of the region’s transit agencies to pool farebox and pass
    revenue into one account. It allows passes and cash transfers to be valid on all transit systems,
    regardless of purchase location, while insuring that agencies are compensated for the boardings
    provided. The basis for revenue reconciliation is research data, which was updated in 2004 based
    on a year-long on-board survey conducted by Sound Transit. Fare Integration also oversees
    institutional passes such as FlexPass and U-Pass and negotiates pricing with Sound Transit’s
    partners and customers. PugetPass and institutional passes will soon be replaced with “smart
    cards,” an electronic fare payment system which will allow for more accurate and timely data,
    faster boardings, and a simpler reconciliation process. 2004 was a year of laying the financial,
    technical and policy framework for Smart Card implementation. In 2005, system design will be
    complete and implementation will begin, with a beta test occurring mid-year, 2005, with full
    implementation scheduled for 2006.
    Budget Changes
    The proposed 2005 capital budget is $2.5 million lower than the Adopted 2004 Budget primarily
    due to lower reimbursements to partner agencies for Smart Card capital assistance. The total
    1997-2009 capital budget is $899 thousand higher than the Adopted 2004 Budget total
    representing a shift of budget from the Fare Integration operating budget for anticipated capital
    needs.
    The proposed 2005 operating budget is $1.785 million lower than the Adopted 2004 Budget
    primarily due to lower projected fare transfers to partner agencies. The total 1997-2009 operating
    budget is $899 thousand lower than the Adopted 2004 Budget representing a shift of budget to the
    Fare Integration capital budget.
    The total combined 1997-2009 operating and capital budget of $42.54 million for Fare Integration
    is unchanged from the Adopted 2004 Budget.
    Research and Technology
    The Research and Technology Program was created to assess, evaluate research, and implement
    new transit technologies that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public transit.
    Activity in 2005 will include implementation of the transit technology initiatives that were
    included in the board-approved “Sound Transit Technology Plan,” as well as the completion of
    earlier projects identified and approved by the board. In 2003, Sound Transit took delivery of a
    40-foot hybrid diesel-electric bus funded by the Research and Technology Program. In the fourth
    quarter 2004, Sound Transit will prepare an evaluation report on the performance of the bus.
    Other projects continuing into next year include scope development for delivering the Corridor
    Transit Technology Initiative, which will enhance operating and customer service technologies in
    specific corridors; development of interagency agreements to expand and implement Transit
    Signal Priority to Sound Transit bus routes; and completion of a technical study for regional
    technology projects that are designed to improve emergency radio communications.




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    Budget Changes
    The proposed 2005 capital budget is $487 thousand lower than the Adopted 2004 Budget
    reflecting completed initiatives. The total 1997-2009 budget is $193 thousand lower than the total
    from the Adopted 2004 Budget primarily due to a $256 thousand transfer of funds to the Federal
    Way Transit Center project to install closed circuit television.
    The proposed 2005 operating Budget is unchanged from last year’s level of $175 thousand. The
    total 1997-2009 budget is $63 thousand lower than the total from the Adopted 2004 Budget
    representing a shift of budget to Research & Technology capital. The total combined 1997-2009
    operating and capital budget of $14.36 million for Research and Technology is $256 thousand
    lower than the Adopted 2004 Budget due to a transfer to the Federal Way Transit Center project
    of funds related to closed circuit television/security system.
    Phase 2 Planning
    The High Capacity Transit Phase 2 Planning Program will proceed with conceptual study and
    detailed evaluation of potential Phase 2 projects, including ridership forecasting and conceptual
    cost estimating for a broad range of high capacity transit corridors, segments, alignments, projects
    and supporting projects and programs. The primary work for 2005 will be completion and
    publication of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Regional Transit
    Long-Range Plan, supporting the Board’s planned adoption of both the Regional Transit Long-
    Range Plan (amended) and a Regional High Capacity Transit Phase 2 Plan.
    Budget Changes
    The Proposed 2005 Budget represents an increase of $4.4 million from last year’s Adopted 2004
    Budget. At the detailed activity level, the following changes are proposed:
        A 2005 budget of $135 thousand for Legal support to Phase 2 Planning. This will ensure the
        adequacy of the environmental process.
        A 2005 budget of $605 thousand for marketing and outreach support to Phase 2 Planning.
        This will ensure that appropriate messages regarding Phase 2 planning are developed and
        communicated to stakeholders.
        A 2005 budget of $790 thousand for communications and mailings. This will provide the
        legislatively mandated voters’ brochure that must be mailed to every RTA district household
        prior to the Phase 2 ballot.
        $2 million is proposed in 2005 to fund election ballots in Pierce, Snohomish and King
        Counties.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget covering the 1997-2009 period is unchanged in total from the
    Adopted 2004 Budget. There is no capital component to the Phase 1 budget.




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Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Transit Vision
Project Number and Name      1997-2003      2004      2005      2006      2007      2008     2009       Total
405 Fare Integration                  361     2,562     2,305     2,514       802     209        0       8,752
410 Research & Technology           1,719       843       610     3,630     3,250       0       73      10,125

Transit Vision                      2,080     3,405     2,915     6,144     4,052     209       73      18,877




      Proposed 2005 Budget                                                             Page 38 of 280
                                                          Transit Vision
Project                                         405      Fare Integration

Description

The purpose of the Fare Integration Program is to develop a uniform, single-ticket fare system and integrated fare policy for the region's
entire public transit service network. Currently, the Puget Pass program provides a means for transit riders to use a single piece of fare
media to ride all transit services in the three-county region. Puget Pass was embraced by regional transit agencies as a significant
commitment to the one-ticket ride concept and was seen as an interim step toward implementation of Smart Card technology.

In 2005, the program will complete planning and system design of the Smart Card system, and complete a limited test implementation of
the technology. Smart Card will be implemented to ensure a seamless fare system across all participating transit agencies which include
Pierce Transit, King County Metro, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Washington State Ferries, and Sound Transit.

Changes since 2004: The $899K increase reflects a shift from the project's operating budget to the capital budget to better represent the
latest resource requirements. The total operating and capital budget for Fare Integration is unchanged.

                                      Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                        Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      7,853
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        8,752

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Regional Fund                          361          2,562        2,305        2,514         802          209              0          8,752
Total                                   361           2,562      2,305        2,514          802          209             0           8,752

  Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element            1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             361          2,562        2,305        2,514         802          209              0          8,752
Total                                   361           2,562      2,305        2,514          802          209             0             8,752




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                                                           Transit Vision
Project                                          410      Research & Technology

Description

This project will evaluate and implement promising transit technology that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public transit,
including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that would improve customer service, reduce operating and maintenance costs, and
provide incentives to encourage transit use.

In 2005, working with other transit agencies, this program will implement and explore integrating advanced ITS technologies such as real-
time passenger information systems for bus and rail, Transit Signal priority treatment within bus corridors, and other Advanced Public
Transportation Systems.

Changes since 2004: The Proposed 2005 Budget includes a transfer of $256K to the Federal Way Transit Center/S. 317th (proj 321) for
CCTV/security system costs consistent with Board direction in M2002-101. There was also a $63K shift from Research & Technology's
operating budget to the capital budget. The net change to the capital budget was $193K. The total operating and capital budget for
Reasearch & Technology decreased by the $256K transferred out of the project.

                                      Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                        Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     10,318
                                      Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      10,125

Capital Costs
Sub Area                           1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008          2009           Total
Regional Fund                         1,719           843          610         3,630        3,250             0             73        10,125
Total                                 1,719           843          610         3,630        3,250             0             73        10,125

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element             1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008          2009           Total
Agency Administration                     6               0            0            0             0           0             0                 6
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             1,713           843          610        3,630        3,250             0             73         10,119
Total                                  1,719           843          610        3,630        3,250             0             73         10,125




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                                  SERVICE DELIVERY
    PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The Proposed 2005 Budget reflects the creation of Sound Transit’s new Transportation Services
    Department. This department was formed to consolidate the responsibility for management of
    operations for all the agency’s transit modes. It will bring a systemwide approach to all operations
    functions, such as transit service delivery and planning. Transportation Services’ primary goal is
    to deliver safe, reliable, user-friendly and cost-effective transportation services facilities to the
    region’s commuters. The department will monitor performance to ensure that these objectives are
    met and continuously improved upon.
    The Transportation Services Department includes the following divisions:
        Directors Office
        Service Planning and Development
        Customer Service and Information
        Accessibility and Signage
        Regional Express Bus Operations
        Sounder Commuter Rail Operations
        Tacoma Link Light Rail Operations
        Facility Maintenance
    The Director’s Office is also responsible for regional transit system integration and coordination
    activities and the department’s public outreach work plan. The characteristics of each service
    mode are described later in this section and the department’s objectives and action plans are
    detailed in the Agency Operations section. Following are highlights of existing and new work
    initiatives.

    Systemwide Operations/Service Planning and Development
    Service Improvements
    During 2005, a second round-trip is expected to be implemented on the Sounder North Commuter
    Rail Line, and service improvements are proposed for six of Sound Transit’s 19 ST Express bus
    routes, made possible by the delivery of 31 new buses. No significant changes are planned for
    Tacoma Link Light Rail Services.
    New ST Express Bus Service Agreements
    The new five-year ST Express bus service agreements with the transit partners start in 2005,
    providing the framework to achieve increased budget predictability and shared risks, cost savings,
    and potential Sound Transit ownership in bus maintenance bases. Key features include a revised
    cost allocation methodology, new performance standards and direct reporting of National Transit
    Database (NTD) operations and financial statistics by Sound Transit.
    Systemwide Performance Management Program
    In 2004, the Regional Express Bus service program underwent a performance audit. This resulted
    in several recommendations for improving performance monitoring and reporting, with standards
    directly linked to budget objectives. The 2005 budget reflects staff’s initial recommendations for
    systemwide and mode-specific performance indicators. Appendix C lists and describes
    performance measures, starting with 2003 actual data and showing estimated 2004 performance



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    and 2005 targets. Staff is currently reviewing financial performance statistics, which will be
    presented to the board for review and input for possible inclusion in the final budget.

    Customer Service and Information
    Integration of the Customer Service and Information Division into the Transportations Services
    department ensures that customers continue to receive an optimum level of assistance and
    information. Sound Transit Customer Services staff works independently and with the transit
    partners to manage day-to-day program components including customer comments, lost and
    found, bike lockers, fare media inquiries, rider alerts and Web-based rider information. This
    division also manages production and distribution of printed materials for three service changes
    annually, and promotions and special services. Following up on the 2004 performance audit
    recommendations, staff will establish a standard customer satisfaction survey instrument,
    reporting baseline, and regular schedule for conducting surveys.

    Facility Maintenance
    A major initiative for the division will be to develop a comprehensive operations and facilities
    maintenance program for all Sound Transit’s facilities.

    Accessibility and Signage
    This division is responsible for the regionwide signage and wayfinding program, Americans with
    Disabilities Act compliance, and regional mobility activities such as the Regional Accessibility
    Plan and Mobility Initiative Program. The Regional “T” signage, which identifies major
    transportation hubs continues to be implemented at Sound Transit and other agency facilities and
    projects. The Mobility Initiative Program is an ongoing focus of the department, improving
    access to services through efforts such as the Regional Special Needs Transportation
    Coordination Plan, the signage program for paratransit service, and the installation of raised
    letter/Braille bus bay markers that is currently underway.

    Public Outreach
    The department recognizes that public input is essential in designing and building the regional
    transit system. Staff continues to develop the relationship with the region’s citizens through the
    Sound Transit Citizens’ Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Sound Transit Service
    Implementation Plan public outreach. The department participates annually in planning and
    carrying out numerous service and facilities promotional activities. These include Mariner and
    Seahawks games and other events, such as special service for the Puyallup Fair.

    Regional Integration and Coordination
    The Transportation Services department is now responsible for facilitating and coordinating the
    Regional General Managers Group and the Transit Integration Group (TIG), which is comprised
    of the regional transit partners and other transportation agencies. The charter of the TIG is to
    move toward achieving an integrated regional system through coordination of specific areas such
    as operations, service and facilities planning, fare policy, ridership development, customer
    services and accessibility.




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    2005 Budget Overview
    The Transportation Services Proposed 2005 Budget is $86.8 million, consisting of $24.2 million
    for capital expenditures and $86.8 million for transit operations. The proposed 2005 lifetime
    budget (1997–2009) for the Transportation Services program is $930.6 million consisting of
    $141.2 million for capital expenditures and $789.5 million for operations.




              FY Proposed 2005 Service Delivery Budget
                                               (YOE $000)




                                                               Link Light Rail - Tacoma Operations
                                                               $3,292 (3%)
                                                               Sounder Commuter Rail Operations
                                                               $22,068 (19.9%)
                                                               Regional Express Bus Operations
                                                               $61,480 (55.4%)
                                                               Service Delivery Capital
                        $111,069                               $24,229 (21.8%)




    As a result of the reorganization described in the first page of this section, the Proposed 2005
    Budget presents the transit operations budgets for all three Sound Transit modes of service—ST
    Express buses, Sounder commuter rail, and Tacoma Link light rail—in the same section of the
    budget. All three modes are now included in the Service Implementation Plan (SIP) planning
    process, which runs concurrently with the budget process and provides the detailed plans for
    service enhancements over the planning horizon. Draft 2005 SIP assumptions are reflected in the
    Proposed 2005 Budget.
    To further enhance consistency in presentation, Sounder and ST Express transit operations
    budgets now include the staff costs associated with the direct management of those operations. As
    in prior years, Tacoma Link light rail transit operations budgets continue to present the staff costs
    associated with the direct management and operations.




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                                      Service Delivery Budget Summary
                                                  2005 Budget Summary
                                                      (in YOE $000s)
                                                             Proposed                   Proposed
                                                                2005                    1997-2009
                                                               Budget                    Budget
                       Operating Budget
                       Tacoma Link                              $           3,292   $       23,888
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                               22,068          206,570
                       Regional Express                                    61,480          559,016
                        Subtotal                                $          86,840   $      789,473

                       Capital Budget
                       Tacoma Link                              $               -   $            -
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                                    -                -
                       Regional Express                                    24,229          141,175
                        Subtotal                                $          24,229   $      141,175

                       Total Expenditures
                       Tacoma Link                              $       3,292       $       23,888
                       Sounder Commuter Rail                           22,068              206,570
                       Regional Express                                85,709              700,191
                        Total                                   $     111,069       $      930,648
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs




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Agency Transit Operations Budget Summary
                                                                      2003                 ADOPTED                 2004                 PROPOSED
                                                                    ACTUALS              2004 BUDGET             ESTIMATES             2005 BUDGET

SALARIES AND BENEFITS
   Operating                                                               908,895              1,192,568              1,180,822              1,712,666
   Non-Operating                                                                 -                      -                      -                      -
       Subtotal                                                            908,895              1,192,568              1,180,822              1,712,666

SERVICES
   Cleaning Services                                                        19,738               260,658                 75,000                161,955
   Management service fee                                                  745,753               573,800                597,000                626,386
   Marketing                                                               693,650               707,227                600,000                665,256
   Maintenance of equipment                                              4,462,970             6,216,682              5,623,000              6,985,833
   Maintenance stations                                                    785,185             2,125,666              1,742,053              2,688,841
   Maintenance of system & facilities                                      102,107               311,383                200,000                284,453
   Transit planning & Financial Services                                   125,124               200,000                150,000                314,000
   Security and safety                                                   1,088,101               856,634              1,376,947              1,795,069
   Interlocal agreements                                                   110,401               200,000                150,000                250,000
   Miscellaneous services                                                  402,853               769,465                565,000                602,714
   Third Party Agreements                                                    3,040               140,391                140,000                156,411
   Mobility initiative program                                             348,317               860,107                600,000                823,893
       Subtotal                                                          8,887,239            13,222,013             11,819,000             15,354,810

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES                                                      776,212              1,009,969              1,236,000              1,682,682
INSURANCE                                                               1,390,089              2,431,000              1,649,000              2,342,000
VEHICLES - LICENSES & TAXES                                               192,630                222,734                212,947                222,497
PURCHASED TRANS. SERVICES                                              43,572,682             52,897,195             52,618,700             54,015,836
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES                                                    248,444                299,749                301,000                384,451
LEASES & RENTALS                                                           16,474                 43,575                 43,000                 72,650
OTHER EXPENSES                                                            478,018                382,725                350,000                506,397
Subtotal Gross Transit Operations                                      56,470,683             71,701,528             69,410,469             76,293,990

   Transfer of agency admin.                                            3,437,263              6,180,180              4,189,056              5,516,511
   Contingency                                                                  -                820,122                      -              5,029,317
      Subtotal Gross Transit Ops. Including                            59,907,946             78,701,830             73,599,524             86,839,817
      Transfer of agency admin. & Contingency

   Depreciation and amortization                                       14,719,478             19,233,588             19,066,069             21,240,601

TOTAL TRANSIT OPERATIONS                                               74,627,424             97,935,418             92,665,594            108,080,418

*OPERATIONS FTEs                                                              15.00                  16.00                  16.00                    21.00


*Includes Sounder and ST Express operations FTE's which were previosly included in the staff operations budget. There is no net increase in FTE's.




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    Tacoma Link Light Rail
    Tacoma Link is a 1.6-mile light rail line that connects downtown Tacoma and the Tacoma Dome
    Station. The route is essentially L-shaped, extending south from South Ninth Street along
    Commerce Street. It then transitions over to Pacific Avenue near South 17th Street, and continues
    south. At South 25th Street, the route turns east to the Tacoma Dome Station. The line is a double
    track from South Ninth Street to a point just south of South Union Station/South 19th Station on
    Pacific Avenue. There it becomes a single track to the Tacoma Dome Station.
    Five stations along the line serve major city destinations. The stations are: 1) Theater
    District/South Ninth Station, 2) Convention Place/South 15th Station, 3) Union Station/South
    19th Station, 4) South 25th Station and 5) the Tacoma Dome Station. They serve city destinations
    that include the theater district, history museum, University of Washington Branch Campus, and
    the commercial core. A light rail operations and maintenance facility has been constructed near
    the Tacoma Dome Station, where light rail vehicles are serviced and stored at night.
    Passenger service started on August 22, 2003. The line operates as a “ride free” zone. Two trains
    made up of single cars provide service Monday through Friday at 10-minute intervals from 5:20
    a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with reduced service on Sunday. The
    third train is used as a spare train for maintenance and to supplement the service for special
    events. Since it began, Tacoma Link average ridership has exceeded the year 2010 ridership
    projection of 2,000 passengers per day.
    Sound Transit staff performs routine light rail vehicle maintenance work. All other maintenance
    work for traction power, trackwork, signals, landscaping and janitorial work is provided by
    contractors.
    Proposed Budget—Tacoma Link Light Rail
    The proposed 2005 lifetime budget for the Tacoma Link light rail program is $23.9 million. The
    budgeted activity for the calendar year 2005 is $3.3 million in operating expenditures.


                                                Tacoma Link Budget
                                 Operating & Maintenance and Capital Costs
                                              (in YOE $000s)
                                                      Proposed          Proposed
                                                        2005            1997-2009
                       Subarea                         Budget            Budget
                       Operating Expenditures       $      3,292      $      23,888
                       Capital                                 -                  -
                       Total                        $      3,292      $      23,888
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs




    Changes Proposed in the 2005 Budget—Tacoma Link Light Rail
    As part of the Agency reorganization in 2004, the Tacoma Link Light Rail operations have been
    moved to the Transportation Services Department. The capital budget related to Tacoma Link is
    still being reported in the Project Delivery section to allow for year-to-year comparisons for the
    Link program. Operational costs will be reported here in the Service Delivery section.




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TACOMA LINK
                                                         MAP KEY

                                                                   Link Station

                                                                   Single track
       Theater District/                                           surface route
                   S 9th                                           Double track
                                                                   surface route

                                                     0                        1/4

                                                            scale in miles




              Convention
                 Center/
                  S 15th




               Union Station/
                      S 19th                   509




                                   705   Tacoma Dome
                                         Station



                                S 25th

                                          Tacoma                   5
                                           Dome
Link Light Rail Transit Operations Budget

                                                                       2003                  ADOPTED                   2004              PROPOSED
                                                                     ACTUALS               2004 BUDGET               ESTIMATES          2005 BUDGET

SALARIES AND BENEFITS1                                                      908,895               1,192,568                1,180,822         1,263,540
SERVICES
                           2
    Cleaning Services                                                        19,738                  260,658                  75,000           161,955
    Maintenance of equipment                                                  1,563                   12,342                  10,000            12,959
    Maintenance of stations                                                       -                   55,550                  50,000            58,541
    Maintenance of system facilities3                                       102,107                  311,383                 200,000           284,453
    Security and safety                                                       2,760                  156,000                 150,000           174,300
    Third Party Agreements4                                                   3,040                  140,391                 140,000           156,411
    Miscellaneous Services                                                  185,845                  152,800                  40,000           147,525
    Subtotal                                                                315,053               1,089,124                  665,000           996,144
                                  5
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES                                                        158,011                  104,476                  75,000           109,700
INSURANCE                                                                    78,636                  415,000                 260,000           420,000
OTHER EXPENSES6                                                               2,634                   88,800                  75,000            93,240
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES7                                                       7,739                   24,000                  15,000            25,195
LEASES & RENTALS                                                                  -                        -                       -                 -
Subtotal Gross Transit Operations                                         1,470,968               2,913,968                2,270,822         2,907,818

    Transfer of agency admin.                                               135,623                 368,617                  376,704           209,099
    Contingency                                                                   -                 166,366                        -           174,684
    Subtotal Gross Transit Ops. Including                                 1,606,591               3,448,951                2,647,526         3,291,602
    Transfer of agency admin. & Contingency

    Depreciation and amortization                                         1,022,900               2,573,594                2,618,739         2,617,955

TOTAL TRANSIT OPERATIONS                                                  2,629,491               6,022,545                5,266,264         5,909,557
                          1
OPERATIONS FTEs                                                                15.00                    16.00                   16.00            16.00

Notes
 1. Includes Tacoma Operations Manager, 4 Supervisors, 7 Operators (6 Operators in 2003), 3 Vehicle Technicians and 1 Project Assistant
 2. Includes cleaning for Maintenance base, stations and vehicles
 3. Includes maintenance for maintenance base, vehicles, way, power & signals
 4. Includes paratransit and Tacoma Link share of Tacoma Dome Complex operations and maintenance
 5. Spare parts and consumables, including office supplies, copies, phones, radios, and tools
 6. Utilities
 7. Includes local and out-of-town travel, and training (initial training for vehicle operators, and on-going operational training)




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    Sounder Commuter Rail
    Sounder trains began operations on Sept. 18, 2000. Sounder is the first commuter rail service to
    operate in the Puget Sound region in over 60 years. Sound Transit runs three weekday Sounder
    round-trips for commuters between Tacoma and Seattle and one weekday round-trip between
    Everett and Seattle. Sound Transit provides special event Sounder service to Saturday afternoon
    Mariner baseball games and selected Sunday afternoon Mariner baseball and Seahawk football
    games.
    Sound Transit contracts with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway for operation of the trains.
    BNSF provides train crews, including conductors and engineers, dispatching and track
    maintenance. The service is managed by the Transportation Services Department and BNSF
    supervisors who are co-located at Sound Transit offices.
    Sound Transit contracts with Amtrak for maintenance of the Sounder fleet cars and locomotives
    at the Amtrak maintenance facility in Seattle. Sound Transit manages this contract, which
    includes: heavy maintenance, light maintenance, and car interior and exterior cleaning. Sound
    Transit manages contracts for Sounder’s insurance, safety and security, and station maintenance.

    Vehicles
    Bombardier Corp. in Thunder Bay, Ontario, manufactured Sounder’s passenger cars. Sound
    Transit originally purchased 38 passenger cars and exercised options for 20 more for expanded
    service to Everett and Lakewood. All have been received. General Motors’ Electro-Motive
    Division has supplied 11 locomotives.
    Because service operations are occurring later than anticipated, Sounder has excess fleet capacity.
    This capacity has given Sound Transit the ability to lease vehicles to other operators and generate
    revenues on these popular vehicles, providing another source of revenue for the agency. It is
    anticipated that most of the leased vehicles will continue to be available through 2005 and will be
    recalled by Sound Transit when track capacity improvements are in place and Sounder service is
    expanded.




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    Proposed Budget—Sounder Commuter Rail
    The proposed lifetime budget for the Sounder commuter rail program is $206.6 million. The
    proposed budget for calendar year 2005 activity is $22.1 million.


                                                    Sounder Budget
                           Operating & Maintenance and Capital Costs by Subarea
                                              (in YOE $000s)
                                                      Proposed         Proposed
                                                        2005           1997-2009
                       Subarea                         Budget            Budget
                       Operating Expenditures       $     22,068     $     206,570
                       Capital                                 -                 -
                       Total                        $     22,068     $     206,570
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs




                                                    Sounder Budget
                                Operating & Maintenance Budget by Subarea
                                              (in YOE $000s)
                                                      Proposed        Proposed
                                                        2005          1997-2009
                       Subarea                         Budget          Budget
                       Snohomish County             $      4,527    $      35,061
                       South King County                   9,792           87,506
                       Pierce County                       7,749           84,003
                       Total                        $     22,068    $     206,570
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs



    Changes in the 2005 Sounder Commuter Rail Budget
    As part of the Agency reorganization in 2004, the Sounder Commuter Rail operations and
    planning have been moved to the Transportation Services Department. The capital budget related
    to Sounder is still being reported in the Project Delivery section to allow for year-to-year
    comparisons for the Sounder program. Operational costs are reported here in the Service Delivery
    section. Beginning with this Proposed 2005 Budget, Sounder operations staff costs will be
    reported as part of the Transit Operations budget and not included in the staff operations budget
    for the department. There is no net increase in staff.
    The changes from the Adopted 2004 budget to Proposed 2005 budget are related to completed,
    negotiated amounts for the Everett corridor service expansion and budgets for minor increases in
    fuel and utility costs at stations. The total transit operations budget increases from $18.6 million
    in 2004 to $22.1 million in 2005 (excluding depreciation).




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SOUNDER COMMUTER RAIL



                                                                                  P
                                                                                         Everett


                                                                          EVERETT
                                                Mukilteo    P




                                      Edmonds




                                      SEATTLE              King St.               BELLEVUE




                                                            P




                                                                Tukwila   P




                                                                              P   Kent




                                                                                  Auburn
                                                                              P



                           TACOMA
                                  Tacoma Dome
                                        P



               South Tacoma       P
                                                                              P   Sumner
                                                                P
                                                   Puyallup

                Lakewood      P




                                                                                                             Map key
                                                                                                   Map key        Sounder
                                                                                                                  route
                                                                                                                  Station
                                                                                                                  Future route
                                                                                                                  and stations

                                                                                                              N
                                                                                                                            8.04
Sounder Commuter Rail Transit Operations Budget

                                                                   2003                 ADOPTED                 2004                  PROPOSED
                                                                 ACTUALS              2004 BUDGET             ESTIMATES              2005 BUDGET

SALARIES AND BENEFITS1                                                                                                                        281,589
SERVICES
                                         2
   Management Services-TVMs                                             745,753                573,800                 597,000                626,386
            3
   Marketing                                                            387,582                457,227                 300,000                340,256
                                     4
   Maintenance of vehicles                                           4,073,476               5,296,756              5,157,000               6,372,874
   Maintenance of stations5                                            319,697                 680,034                668,000                 992,141
   Security and safety6                                                954,530                 650,633              1,133,000               1,520,769
   Miscellaneous services7                                              97,421                 228,416                275,000                 245,689
   Subtotal                                                          6,578,459               7,886,866              8,130,000             10,098,115
                                     8
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES                                                   553,094                 693,492                911,000               1,222,583
INSURANCE9                                                           1,311,453               2,016,000              1,389,000               1,922,000
PURCHASED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES10                                  3,333,354               4,825,864              4,719,000               5,608,854
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES11                                                36,233                  72,000                 26,000                  30,651
LEASES & RENTALS12                                                      16,474                  41,075                 43,000                  65,650
               13
OTHER EXPENSES                                                         475,384                 293,925                275,000                 413,157
Subtotal Gross Transit Operations                                   12,304,451             15,829,222              15,493,000             19,642,599

   Transfer of agency admin.                                         1,014,774              2,114,921               1,350,000              1,401,902
   Contingency                                                             -                  653,756                     -                1,023,960
   Subtotal Gross Transit Ops. Including                            13,319,225             18,597,899              16,843,000             22,068,461
   Transfer of agency admin. & Contingency

   Depreciation and amortization                                     5,650,562               6,803,552              6,585,000               6,581,850

TOTAL TRANSIT OPERATIONS                                           18,969,787              25,401,451             23,428,000              28,650,311
                           1
OPERATIONS FTEs                                                              -                       -                      -                      3.00

Notes
1 Includes salaries and benefits for Sounder commuter rail operations staff. These costs were included in the staff operations budget in prior years.
  There is no net increase to FTE's.
2 Includes maintenance and cash collection services for ticket vending machines, located at Sounder stations.
3 Marketing and advertising funds budgeted here will promote Sounder's name and unique services and benefits for both commuter and special event
  service; includes customer assistance.
4 An agreement with Amtrak for fleet maintenance was approved by the Board in Resolution No. R99-10
5 All seven stations in the Seattle-Tacoma segment, as well as Everett and Edmonds Station in the Everett-Seattle segment, which also includes two
  parking structures, will be operating, requiring maintenance during 2005.
6 The security plan includes an agreement with Wackenhut for private security and commissioned officers.
7 This includes vehicle consulting services and King County Metro customer service costs and emergency bus service.
8 Includes diesel fuel, lubricating oil and sand for the locomotives.
9 Includes insurance on rolling stock plus railroad liability/protective insurance, coverage of which increases as service is expanded.
10 Board Resolution No. R99-22 authorized the execution of an operating contract with the BNSF Railway for the operation of the Seattle-Tacoma
   commuter rail system, maintenance of right-of-way, and related trackage fees.
11 Includes budget for the Ambassador program, APTA audit dues, fare media stock and crew uniforms
12 A "Quiet Room" budgeted here is part of safety precaution to ensure that train crews receive adequate rest before starting work, especially when split
   shift/reserve crews are involved. Also includes easement for Tukwila UPRR underpass.
13 Includes utilities at stations.




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    ST Express Bus Routes
    Nineteen ST Express routes create the framework of the regional bus system as envisioned in
    Sound Move. ST Express buses directly serve major travel corridors and most routes operate all
    day, everyday. ST Express buses connect major urban centers, crossing city and county lines. As
    capital projects designed to connect major highways and give priority to transit services are
    completed, ST Express buses will better achieve the fast, limited-stop service intended in Sound
    Move. They provide links to: Amtrak, commuter rail, light rail, ferries, other ST Express buses,
    local transit networks and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
    An ST Express route may not feature all of the above characteristics when service begins. It may
    provide only commuter peak-hour service until ridership grows. Then midday and weekend
    service may be added. The routes will continue to gain efficiency and speed as HOV direct access
    lanes, park-and-ride lots, and transit centers are built. Sound Transit and the regional transit
    partners will monitor system performance. They will recommend changes in service to reflect the
    key characteristics of a successful regional system. Staff continues to work on a 2006 build-out
    plan to bring service levels closer the Sound Move vision.
    New service agreements were developed in 2004 with the three operating transit partners:
    Community Transit, King County Metro Transit and Pierce Transit. They will be effective for
    five years beginning January 1, 2005. At board direction, agreements were negotiated to include
    shared budget risk, better budget predictability, cost savings and potential Sound Transit
    ownership interest in bus maintenance bases. Staff monitors service agreements between ST
    Express and other transit agencies on a monthly basis to ensure that agreed-upon standards are
    being met.
    Regional Express Buses
    The Regional Express bus program has a total lifetime budget of $695.9 million. For 2005, the
    budget anticipates the delivery of three separate purchases authorized by the board in 2004:
        Sixteen 60-foot articulated low-floor buses which will serve the East King County subarea
        Thirteen 45-foot long-haul diesel buses which will serve the Pierce County subarea
        Two standard 40-foot diesel buses which will serve the Snohomish County subarea
    Bus Maintenance Bases
    The 2005 budget will fund initial planning and study of the feasibility of investing in
    development of Sound Transit bus maintenance capacity in Pierce County and a base currently
    owned by King County Metro. The Metro base would serve both East King County and South
    King County.
    Proposed Budget—ST Express Regional Bus Program
    Sound Transit has service agreements with Community Transit, King County Metro and Pierce
    Transit for transportation services. The partner agencies will operate the ST Express regional
    buses, consistent with the 2005 Service Implementation Plan (SIP) that will be reviewed and
    adopted by the Board later in 2004. In addition to the purchased transportation costs, the ST
    Express transit operations budget includes costs associated with marketing ST Express service,
    maintenance of the vehicles and facilities, signage and accessibility investments, and a
    continuation of the Spot Improvement program, in which partners with other jurisdictions to
    make targeted improvements to transit facilities in the region. The ST Express bus budget for the
    time period 1997-2009 calls for total expenditures of $700.2 million, comprised of $141.2 million
    for capital investment and $559.0 million in operating expenditures. The proposed budget for




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    2005 is $85.7 million, including $24.2 million in capital investment and $61.5 million in
    operating expenditures.




                                      ST Express Bus Program Budget
                                Operating & Maintenance Budget by Subarea
                                              (in YOE $000s)
                                                      Proposed        Proposed
                                                        2005          1997-2009
                       Subarea                         Budget          Budget
                       Snohomish County             $      8,544    $      76,571
                       South King County                   6,557           65,558
                       East King County                   30,359          264,573
                       Pierce County                      16,020          152,314
                       Total                        $     61,480    $     559,016
                       * These figures do not include depreciation costs




                              ST Express Bus Program Budget 1997-2009
                            Operating & Maintenance and Capital Costs by Subarea
                                               (in YOE $000s)

                                                  Operations &                                 Total
         Subarea                                  Maintenance                  Capital       1997-2009
         Snohomish County                         $     76,571             $      10,783   $      87,354
         South King County                              65,558                    12,571          78,129
         East King County                             264,573                     69,517         334,090
         Pierce County                                152,314                     48,304         200,618
         Total                                    $   559,016              $     141,175   $     700,191
         * These figures do not include depreciation costs




    Changes Proposed in the 2005 Budget—ST Express Regional Bus
    As part of the Agency reorganization in 2004, the ST Express Regional Bus operations and
    planning have been moved to the Transportation Services Department. Operational costs will be
    reported here in the Service Delivery section. Beginning with this Proposed 2005 Budget, ST
    Express bus operations staff costs will be reported as part of the Transit Operations budget and
    not included in the staff operations budget for the department. There is no net increase in staff.
    In addition, the Mobility Initiative Program budget has been divided between operational and
    capital components. The capital elements of the program relate to a regional wayfinding and
    talking sign program which will be implemented at key transportation hubs in the region and has
    a lifetime budget of $2.0 million.
    With the changes discussed above, the budget for Gross Transit Operations, including the
    allocated administrative costs and contingency, increased from $56.7 million in the 2004 budget
    to $61.5 million in the Proposed 2005 Budget. This is primarily due to increases in service
    provided and operations and maintenance costs associated with new facilities coming on line.



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REGIONAL EXPRESS BUS

 Routes
 Everett–Seattle Express
 Everett–Bellevue Express                                                                                EVERETT
 Lynnwood–Seattle Express
 Lynnwood–Bellevue Express
 Redmond–Seattle Express
 Redmond–U-District Express
 Woodinville–Seattle Express
 Bellevue–Seattle Express
 Issaquah–Bellevue/Northgate Express
 Issaquah–Seattle Express                                                                    Ash Way
 West Seattle–SeaTac/Bellevue Express
 Auburn–Bellevue Express                                              Lynnwood
 Federal Way–Bellevue Express
 Tacoma–Seattle Express                                                             Montlake
                                                                                     Terrace
 Tacoma–U-District Express                                                                                        Woodinville
 Lakewood–Seattle Express                                                                     Bothell
 Bonney Lake–Tacoma Express
 Lakewood/Tacoma–SeaTac Express                                                               Kirkland
                                                                           Northgate
 Lakewood–Puyallup/Auburn Express
                                                                                                                    Redmond
                                                                                U-District

                                                                                                                   Overlake

                                                                                                           BELLEVUE
                                                      SEATTLE
                                                                                         Mercer Is.
                                                      West Seattle


                                                                                                                                Issaquah


                                                                                      Tukwila             Renton
                                                                 Burien


                                                              Sea-Tac Airport



                                                                                                   Kent




                                                                  Federal Way
                                                                                                    Auburn

                                                   TACOMA

                             Tacoma Community
                                       College
                                                         Tacoma
                                                         Dome                                   Sumner
                                                                      Puyallup

                                        Lakewood                                                         Bonney
                                                                                                         Lake
                                                                            South Hill



                          DuPont




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                                                                                                                                               ST Express
                                                                                                                                               bus service

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                                                                                                                                                      8.04
ST Express Transit Operations Budget
                                                                     2003                 ADOPTED                  2004                 PROPOSED
                                                                   ACTUALS              2004 BUDGET              ESTIMATES             2005 BUDGET

SALARIES AND BENEFITS1                                                                                                                          167,537
SERVICES
                 2
      Marketing                                                           306,068                 250,000                300,000                325,000
                                      3
      Maintenance of equipment                                            387,931                907,584                 456,000                600,000
      Maintenance of stations4                                            465,488              1,390,082               1,024,053              1,638,159
                                                  5
      Transit planning & Financial Services                               125,124                 200,000                150,000                314,000
      Security and safety6                                                130,811                  50,001                 93,947                100,000
                                7
      Interlocal agreements                                               110,401                 200,000                150,000                250,000
      Miscellaneous services8                                             119,587                 388,249                250,000                209,500
      Mobility Initiative Program Services9                               348,317                 860,107                600,000                823,893
      Subtotal                                                          1,993,727              4,246,023               3,024,000              4,260,552

LEASES & RENTALS                                                               -                   2,500                      -                  7,000
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES10                                                    65,107                 212,001                250,000                350,400
VEHICLES-Licensing & State Excise Tax11                                  192,630                 222,734                212,947                222,497
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES12                                                 204,472                 203,749                260,000                328,605
                                        13
PURCHASED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES                                     40,239,328              48,071,331             47,899,700             48,406,981
Subtotal Gross Transit Operations                                     42,695,264              52,958,338             51,646,647             53,743,572

      Transfer of agency admin.                                         2,286,866              3,696,642               2,462,352             3,905,510
      Contingency14                                                                                                                          3,830,672
      Subtotal Gross Transit Ops. Including                           44,982,130              56,654,980             54,108,999             61,479,754
      Transfer of agency admin. & Contingency

      Depreciation and amortization                                     8,046,016              9,856,442               9,862,331            12,040,796

TOTAL TRANSIT OPERATIONS                                              53,028,146              66,511,422             63,971,329             73,520,550

OPERATIONS FTEs1                                                                -                      -                       -                     2.00

Notes
 1. Includes salaries and benefits for ST Express bus operations staff. These costs were included in the staff operations budget in prior years. There is no
    net increase in FTE's.
 2.   Projected costs for marketing services, including market research
 3.   Includes remaining fuel filter installation
 4.   Includes Signage Maintenance and Spot Improvements
 5.   Comprehensive Operations Analysis only; other financial services were moved to staff ops--Service Planning and Development.
 6.   Budget is for security and safety beyond what is in agreement; actuals include the Tacoma Dome Station agreement
 7.   Includes costs not covered by service agreements (outreach support, surveys, and technical assistance)
 8.   includes Get Ready to Ride guide, temp services, agreement auditing
 9.   Service costs associated with Regional Mobility Fund. Total Mobility Initiative Program expenses are: $824k for services, $4.4k for materials and
      supplies, $26k for miscellaneous and $49k for contingency for a total of $1.023M
10.   Spare parts for support of new 45ft buses
11.   Includes state excise taxes
12.   Includes new bus warranties, fuel contingency, and advertising and promotion media
13.   Includes increase in service and inflation
14.   Includes schedule maintenance hours contingency




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                             2005 Proposed Capital Outlays by Subarea
                                              Transportation Services
  Sub Area                              1997-2003       2004      2005       2006       2007         2008         2009          Total
   Snohomish County                          8,082       481       1,551       606          25           21           17        10,783
   South King County                         5,170        388      3,768      3,203        16           14            11        12,571
   East King County                         22,897     18,412     10,759     17,266        73           62            48        69,518
   Pierce County                            22,964      1,065      8,151     16,019        42           35            28        48,304

   Transportation Services                  59,113     20,345     24,229     37,095        157          133          103       141,175




                                     Proposed 2005 Budget by Phase
   Phase                                1997-2003      2004       2005       2006       2007         2008         2009         Total
        10 Agency Administration              980       1,006      1,198      1,823         8            7             5         5,026
        20 Pre-Engineering/Env Review           0           0         40         60        52           62            64           278
        50 Construction                         0         50       2,562     30,381        69           49            18        33,129
        70 Vehicles                         58,133     19,290     20,400      4,802         0            0             0       102,625
        90 Contingency                           0          0         29         29        28           15            16           117

   Transportation Services                  59,113     20,345     24,229     37,095       157          133           103       141,175




                               Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Project Number and Name                  1997-2003       2004       2005       2006       2007         2008        2009         Total

 261   Bus Maintenance Facility                    0         53      1,295     24,519            0            0         0        25,867
 262   Radio Upgrade Project                       0          0          0      7,364            0            0         0         7,364
 263   Mobility Initiative Program                 0          0      1,473        171          157          133       103         2,037
 290   Bus Systemwide                         59,113     20,293     21,461      5,041            0            0         0       105,907

Transportation Services                      59,113     20,345     24,229     37,095       157          133           103       141,175




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                                               Transportation Services
Project                                         261      Bus Maintenance Facility

Description

The bus maintenance facility budget contains funds for expansion of ST's fleet maintenance capacity.

Changes since 2004: Snohomish county elements of the budget removed.

History: In 2002, these costs were presented as operation and maintenance costs. Beginning with the 2003 Budget, the bus maintenance
facilitiy costs are being presented as capital to reflect adherence to generally accepted accounting principles.

                                    Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       26,407
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        25,867

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03         2004         2005        2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
Snohomish County                           0             0            0             0            0          0          0            0
South King County                          0            10        300       3,080                0          0          0       3,390
East King County                           0            43        498      10,778                0          0          0      11,318
Pierce County                              0             0        498      10,661                0          0          0      11,159
Total                                      0            53      1,295      24,519                0          0          0      25,867

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03         2004         2005        2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                   0               3            64     1,212                0          0          0       1,279
Construction                             0              50      1,231      23,307                0          0          0      24,588
Total                                    0              53      1,295      24,519                0          0          0      25,867




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                                               Transportation Services
Project                                         262     Radio Upgrade Project

Description

A new project being proposed for 2005. This project would fund ST participation in radio upgrades currently being studied by King County
Metro and Pierce Transit. The investments would improve safety and security through enhanced communications and tracking
capabilities. The upgrade would include a voice radio system upgrade, computer assisted dispatch and automatic vehicle locating
(CAD/AVL).

                                    Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                         0
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      7,364

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007         2008        2009           Total
East King County                           0            0           0      2,104              0           0           0          2,104
Pierce County                              0            0           0       5,260             0           0           0          5,260
Total                                      0            0           0       7,364             0           0           0          7,364

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007         2008        2009           Total
Agency Administration                   0               0           0       364               0           0           0               364
Construction                             0              0           0       7,000             0           0           0             7,000
Total                                    0              0           0       7,364             0           0           0             7,364




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                                                Transportation Services
Project                                          263     Mobility Initiative Program

Description

Scope: This is a new project in 2005, reflecting the capital elements of the Mobility Initiative Program (MIP), which was established by the
Board in 2001. This project has three elements:

1) Infrared Wayfinding: To help the blind and partially sighted connect with the appropriate bus.

2) Regional Accessibility Technology Technology: Enhance regional paratransit service provision

3) Braille/Raised Letter Bus Stop & Bus Bay Markers: Signs installed at transit facilities and on-street bus stops to help people who are
blind and partially sighted identify bus bays/bus stops.

Changes Since 2004: The MIP is funded from the Regional Mobility Fund. In the 2004 budget it is shown as part of the Transit Operations
Budget under Regional Express. There is no net budget increase requested, when the reduction in lifetime MIP operations is taken into
account.

                                      Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                        Current Budget (in YOE$000)                          0
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        2,037

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Snohomish County                            0            0        236              27            25          21           17              326
South King County                           0            0         155             18            16          14           11              214
East King County                            0            0         689             80            73          62           48              952
Pierce County                               0            0         394            46          42           35           28             545
Total                                       0            0       1,473           171         157          133          103           2,037

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element            1997-03         2004         2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Agency Administration                    0               0            73            8             8           7           5               101
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 0             0          40             60            52          62           64             278
Construction                               0             0       1,331             74            69          49           18           1,541
Contingency                                0             0            29           29            28          15           16              117
Total                                      0             0       1,473          171          157          133          103             2,037




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                                                 Transportation Services
Project                                           290     Bus Systemwide

Description

The budget for vehicles reflects capital costs only. Bus acquisitions approved by the Board in 2004 for delivery in 2005 include:

1.      16-60 foot low-floor articulated buses for East King County service.

2.      2-40 foot standard floor diesel buses for Snohomish County service.

3.      13-45 foot long-haul buses for Pierce County service.

Changes since 2004: Resolution R2004-03 increased the project budget for bus acquisitions by $4.3M

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     105,741
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      105,907

Capital Costs
Sub Area                            1997-03        2004         2005           2006        2007        2008       2009              Total
Snohomish County                       8,082          481         1,315           579              0          0          0            10,456
South King County                       5,170           378        3,314          105              0          0          0             8,967
East King County                       22,897       18,369         9,573         4,305             0          0          0            55,144
Pierce County                          22,964        1,065         7,259            53             0          0          0            31,341
Total                                  59,113       20,293       21,461          5,041             0          0          0           105,907

     Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element             1997-03        2004         2005           2006        2007        2008       2009              Total
Agency Administration                    980         1,003        1,061            239             0          0          0             3,283
Vehicles                              58,133        19,290       20,400          4,802             0          0          0           102,625
Total                                 59,113        20,293       21,461         5,041              0          0          0           105,907




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                                 PROJECT DELIVERY
    PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The Link light rail, Sounder commuter rail and Regional Express programs each have a 1997-
    2009 capital spending plan, including a project-by-project listing of capital outlays. These plans
    include the costs for building the initial Phase 1 Sound Move projects, plus any changes to Sound
    Move adopted by the board. A map illustrating these capital plans is included in each
    department’s budget summary. Capital programs that are managed by corporate departments are
    listed with the managing department under the Agency Operations tab.
    Under the updated agency budget policies adopted by the board in July 2002, each capital project
    is assigned a baseline budget as adopted by the board. This budget reflects the cost estimate for a
    project when: (1) Preliminary Engineering has reached 30 percent, (2) key third party
    requirements are finalized, (3) right-of-way plans are established, (4) Record of Decision
    (ROD)/Finding of no Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued, and (5) a single well-defined
    scope is to be advanced into final design. The individual capital budget pages reflect baseline
    budgets for those projects that have met the established baseline criteria.
    Risk Assessments
    The Proposed 2005 Budget also contains risk assessments for capital projects. These assessments
    identify project risk factors that have budget and schedule implications. In some cases, a great
    deal is known about the project scope, location and community expectations, and the public
    process for permitting and local jurisdictional participation is advanced. However, other projects
    are earlier in the planning stages; and environmental factors, community input, engineering
    modifications or other changes could substantially alter the scheduled outlay of funds.
    Budget Risk
        Status: Current status of project, including CE (conceptual engineering), PE/ED (preliminary
        engineering/environmental design), FD (final design), Start-up, CO (construction) and not
        initiated.
        Type of budget estimate: Identifies the type of budget estimate that is currently being used for
        the project. These include: allocation (“round number” project budgets agreed upon by
        stakeholders during the development of Sound Move), planning (preliminary conceptual
        estimate developed for specific sites based on limited project information), conceptual
        engineering, scoping (estimate based on development of horizontal and vertical alignments to
        determine itemized right-of-way and construction costs on a per-unit basis), PE/ED (estimate
        based on preliminary engineering/environmental design), and construction (estimate based on
        full design drawings, specifications, and known unit prices).
        Budget Risk level: Overall risk level for project, classified as high, medium or low.
        Budget risk: A check mark denotes those projects that have significant risk to completing the
        project on budget.
        Right-of-way costs: A check mark denotes those projects with potential for higher than
        budgeted right-of-way costs.
        Scope expansion: A check mark denotes those projects that may not be able to absorb
        additional costs and changes desired by all parties.
        Coordination and linkage: A check mark denotes those projects with community issues or
        conflicts and difficult project interfaces with other parties.




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    Schedule Risk
        Risk level: Overall risk level for project, classified as high, medium or low, depending on the
        nature and complexity of the issues related to the project.
        2004 Budget schedule: The schedule for start of service in the Adopted 2004 Budget.
        2005 Budget schedule: The schedule for start of service in the Proposed 2005 Budget.
    Spending the 2005 Capital Budget
    Excluding $17.1 million in capitalized interest, Sound Transit is proposing to spend
    approximately $676.6 million in capital outlays in 2005. This budget is the result of a detailed
    estimate of the amount the agency will spend on each capital project by phase (design,
    construction, right-of-way, etc.).


              FY Proposed 2005 Project Delivery Budget
                                               (YOE $000)




                                                                Link Light Rail Capital
                                                                $480,657 (71%)
                                                                Sounder Commuter Rail Capital
                                                                $119,068 (17.6%)

                       $676,627                                 Regional Express Capital
                                                                $76,902 (11.4%)




    The Proposed 2005 Budget also contains Sound Transit’s capital spending plan (1997-2009) that
    presents detailed expenses on capital assets for each project in Phase 1 of Sound Move. The major
    elements of this capital spending are discussed below.

                                           Project Delivery
                                     2005 Capital Budget Summary

                                                   Proposed                 Proposed
                                                      2005                 1997-2009
                                                    Budget                   Budget
                 Link                            $ 480,657,417           $ 2,407,316,000
                 Sounder Commuter Rail             119,067,576             1,226,604,000
                 Regional Express                    76,901,679              795,610,000
                 Total                           $ 676,626,673           $ 4,429,530,000




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    Included within this chapter are:
    Link light rail consists of $480.7 million in capital outlays in 2005, and $2,407 million in the
    total lifetime capital spending plan.
    Sounder commuter rail will account for approximately 17.6 percent ($119.1 million) of the total
    adopted Sound Transit-budgeted 2005 capital outlays. Its lifetime spending plan is $1,227
    million.
    Regional Express consists of a total of $76.9 million in capital outlays in 2005 and a total
    lifetime capital spending plan of $795.6 million.
    LINK LIGHT RAIL PROGRAM SUMMARY
    Light rail is part of a regional high-capacity transit network that was approved by Puget Sound
    voters in 1996. It includes a 24-mile Central Link system connecting Seattle, Tukwila, and
    SeaTac. Downtown Tacoma is served by a 1.6-mile Tacoma Link light rail line. This
    transportation investment will provide a stepping stone for expansion. The long-range vision
    involves light rail lines linking Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue—the four Puget Sound
    regional centers.
    Central Link light rail will create a new transportation corridor where it is needed most—in the
    major population and employment centers where existing roads and bus services are already at
    capacity during peak travel times. The adopted Initial Segment will extend from the South 154th
    Station in Tukwila; connect to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using a shuttle bus, and move
    through Tukwila and Rainier Valley on elevated and street-level tracks. It will pass through
    Beacon Hill in a tunnel and emerge in the industrial area south of downtown Seattle. It will then
    continue north alongside the existing E-3 Busway and into the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
    to Westlake Station. Buses and rail will operate jointly in the downtown tunnel. The Initial
    Segment is scheduled to start revenue service in the summer of 2009.
    North of Downtown Seattle, the current adopted route will enter a new tunnel under First Hill,
    Capitol Hill, and under Portage Bay to the University District. However, because of concerns
    with tunnel construction costs and risks, the board is evaluating alternative north routes. In
    September 2001, the board approved the North Link Supplemental Environmental Impact
    Statement and design effort to reconsider routes between downtown Seattle and Northgate. In
    2004, the Sound Transit Board identified a new preferred alternative and the FEIS is scheduled to
    be completed in mid 2005. The Port of Seattle and the Sound Transit Board reached an agreement
    in principle to extend light rail to Sea-Tac Airport.
    Tacoma Link opened on August 22, 2003 and connects downtown Tacoma with a regional transit
    center at the Tacoma Dome Station. Riders can transfer to a) Sounder commuter rail, b) ST
    Express regional buses, or c) local Pierce Transit buses. Five stations along the line serve major
    city destinations such as the theater district, history museum, University of Washington branch
    campus, and the commercial core.
    The Route and Stations
    Central Link
    Seattle’s unique topography and environmental constraints are among the reasons light rail was
    chosen as the best option to meet the region's transportation needs. Seattle’s topography requires
    that a transit system be capable of running in tunnels, along hills, and on elevated tracks as well
    as at street level. Of the 14-mile Initial Segment, 2.5 miles consist of existing and new tunnels.
    Five miles are elevated and 6.5 miles are at-grade. When Central Link is completed, light rail
    trains will offer generations of passengers a congestion-free alternative to driving, with service to
    a number of destinations, including colleges, hospitals, employment centers and Sea-Tac Airport.


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    Central Link’s Final Environmental Impact Statement was completed and published in fall 1999.
    The Sound Transit Board adopted a Locally Preferred Alternative for the route between SeaTac
    and the University District in November 1999. In September 2001, the board directed staff to
    work with the community to develop alternative alignments north of downtown. In November
    2001, the board selected an initial segment to be constructed from downtown Seattle to South
    154th Street in Tukwila, with a bus shuttle connecting to Sea-Tac Airport. The board also
    directed staff to examine alternative options to connect with the airport. Sound Transit is working
    with neighborhoods, architects, artists and cities to make sure the light rail system and stations
    along the Central Link line are important assets to each community.
    The Initial Segment, North Link, Airport Link and Tacoma Link are discussed below.
    Initial Segment
    Downtown Seattle to South Downtown
    The Initial Segment will travel through the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel utilizing existing
    stations at Westlake, University Street, Pioneer Square, and the International District. Light rail
    and bus service will operate jointly within the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. The Convention
    Place Station is not currently planned as a rail station but will continue to serve bus passengers.
    From the International District Station, the route will extend south along the east side of the
    Metro E-3 Busway, past the deferred Royal Brougham Station, to a station at Lander. After
    crossing Lander Street at-grade, it transitions to elevated track before turning east. It will travel
    on the elevated tracks along the south side of Forest Street and cross over Airport Way. An
    operations and maintenance facility will be constructed south of South Forest Street and west of
    Airport Way on site of the old Rainier bottling plant in the industrial area south of downtown
    Seattle.
    Beacon Hill
    From the industrial area, the light rail route will enter Beacon Hill in a tunnel that will start under
    Interstate 5 and continue approximately one mile to the east where it will emerge at McClellan
    Street and 25th Avenue. A deep subway station, with elevator access only, will be located at the
    intersection of Lander Street and Beacon Avenue.
    Rainier Valley
    The light rail route will emerge from the Beacon Hill tunnel to an elevated station at South
    McClellan Street. The route will continue on elevated tracks to South Walden Street, and then run
    at street level in a center median of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South to a point just north of the
    Boeing Access Road.
    The elevated station at McClellan and the at-grade stations at Edmunds, Othello, and Henderson
    will benefit Rainier Valley neighborhoods, including Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Rainier Vista,
    Columbia City, Brighton, New Holly Park, Dunlap and Rainier Beach.
    Tukwila
    In November 1999, the Sound Transit Board adopted a light rail route through Tukwila. In
    November 2001, the board adopted a different route, the Tukwila Freeway Route, which was
    recommended by the City of Tukwila. It will run from Boeing Access Road on elevated tracks
    along the west side of East Marginal Way, crossing over the Duwamish River and State Route
    599. The route will continue in a combination of elevated tracks and tracks notched into the
    hillside on the west side of State Route 599, then along the west side of Interstate 5. Near South
    151st Street, the route will turn west on elevated tracks along the north of State Route 518 to a
    station and park-and-ride lot at South 154th Street and International Boulevard. A bus shuttle will
    provide a direct connection with Sea-Tac Airport.




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    North Link
    When the board selected the Initial Segment for design and construction, it also initiated a process
    for developing a North Link Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and design effort to
    reconsider routes between downtown Seattle and Northgate. The North Link Draft Supplemental
    EIS was completed in November 2003 and a preferred alignment was identified in May 2004.
    Preliminary engineering on the preferred route started in 2004.
    The preferred alignment identified by the board will run in a new tunnel from the University
    District under the University of Washington campus with stations at Northeast 45th Street and
    Brooklyn Avenue, and Montlake Boulevard at Husky Stadium. It will continue south under the
    Montlake Cut to stations at Capitol Hill and First Hill, then connect with the existing Downtown
    Seattle Transit Tunnel.
    Sound Move calls for extending light rail to the Northgate area as soon as possible, subject to
    available funding. Starting near the Northgate Transit Center, the planned light rail route runs
    south along Interstate 5, at roughly the same level as the freeway. At Northeast 76th Street, the
    route options are: a) tunnel under the Lake City Way ramps to a tunnel station in Roosevelt, or b)
    run next to the interstate on tracks cut into the hillside to an elevated station in Roosevelt. Both
    options continue underground to Northeast 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue. The board
    instructed staff to examine these route alternatives as part of the North Link Supplemental
    Environmental Impact Statement that examines alternative routes from Northgate to downtown
    Seattle.
    Airport Link
    In the Locally Preferred Alignment adopted in November 1999, light rail would run on elevated
    tracks west of Washington Memorial Park to an airport station connecting with the previously
    proposed North End Airport Terminal. The route would then continue south to a station and park-
    and-ride lot at South 200th Street. The North End Airport Terminal project has been canceled by
    the Port of Seattle and alternative expansion plans for airport facilities are under development.
    In January 2003, the Port of Seattle and Sound Transit entered into an agreement that establishes
    a general location for the light rail route and station serving the airport as well as a schedule for
    completing the project. In 2005, Sound Transit will work with the Port on preliminary
    engineering and work will continue on the environmental preliminary engineering assessment.
    Tacoma Link
    Tacoma Link is a 1.6-mile line that connects downtown Tacoma and the Tacoma Dome Station.
    The route is essentially L-shaped, extending south from South Ninth Street along Commerce
    Street. It then transitions over to Pacific Avenue near South 17th Street, and continues south. At
    South 25th Street, the route turns east to the Tacoma Dome Station. The line is a double track
    from South Ninth Street to a point just south of South Union Station/South 19th Station on
    Pacific Avenue. There it becomes a single track to the Tacoma Dome Station.
    Five stations along the line serve major city destinations. The stations are: 1) Theater
    District/South Ninth Station, 2) Convention Place/South 15th Station, 3) Union Station/South
    19th Station, 4) South 25th Station, and 5) the Tacoma Dome Station. They serve city
    destinations that include the theater district, history museum, University of Washington Branch
    Campus, and the commercial core. A light rail operations and maintenance facility has been
    constructed near the Tacoma Dome Station, where light rail vehicles are serviced and stored at
    night.




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CENTRAL LINK

                                                                           Northgate Way

                                                                           Northgate
                                                                           Park & Ride


                                                                     5




                                                                                      Roosevelt
                                                                                         N.E. 65th St.

                                                    99
                           North
                            Link                             Brooklyn
                                                                                           University District

                                                                                                Stadium


                                                                                                                                      520
                                                           Lake
                                                           Unio n



                                                  Harrison
                                                                                  Capitol Hill
                                         Convention Place                         E. John St.

                                            Westlake
                                     University Street                          First Hill
                                                                                                                                     Lake
                                                                                                                                   Washin gton
                                        Pioneer Square
                                     International District                Seattle
                                         Royal Brougham
                                                                                                                              90



                                                      Lander                                        McClellan
                                                  Link operations            Beacon                  S. McClellan St.
                                                  & maintenance
                                                          facility             Hill

                                                                                                          Edmunds
                                                                            5                             S. Edmunds St.




                           Initial
                          Segment                                                                                   Othello
                                                                                                                    S. Othello St.

                                                                99

                                                                                                                    S. Henderson St.

                                                                                                                     Henderson

                                                                           Boeing Access
                                                                                   Road

                                                                 509

                                                                           Tukwila




 N                                      Burien                       518
                                                                                         South 154th
                                                                                                                                                 405
                                                                                                         Park & Ride
     Map Key                                              SeaTac                                  Bus shuttle service
                                                                                                  to the airport
                                                                           Airport
     Initial segment-
     Link light rail      Airport                                                                    S. 176th St.

     route and stations    Link                                                                                           5


     Deferred station
     Future Phase I                                           South 200th
     route and station                                                      Park & Ride
     options
                                                                                                                                                       7.03
    Link 2005 Activities
    The primary Central Link activity in 2005 will be continuing construction of the entire 14-mile
    Initial Segment, from downtown Seattle to Tukwila. Other activity will include advancing the
    North Link Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and preliminary engineering for
    extending the line north to the University District and Northgate. Analysis of Airport Link
    alternative airport-support facilities and phasing strategies will occur with the goal of extending
    light rail to Sea-Tac Airport.
    Civil and Systems Engineering tasks will include: a) necessary support of construction contracts,
    b) coordinating with partner cities to address utilities, traffic circulation, and other design issues,
    and c) advancing preliminary engineering for North Link. Systems Engineering tasks will
    include: a) management of contracts for light rail vehicle, signals, communications, and traction
    power, b) providing systems engineering design support for civil line section construction and c)
    completing systems preliminary engineering design for North Link.
    Operations staff will update the Central Link operation and maintenance plans. They will review
    civil design and systems plans to ensure operations elements are addressed. Safety and Assurance
    will revise system safety program plans, quality control and quality assurance, and safety
    certification plans to meet applicable requirements. They will issue a system assurance plan and
    perform audits and surveillances for construction and procurement contracts.
    Community Outreach staff will inform the public about light rail project plans, designs, and
    construction details. They will work closely with affected communities to address concerns and
    potential project impacts. Activities will focus on providing advance notification about
    construction activities and help the communities resolve issues and concerns during construction.
    For example, business construction mitigation measures will be provided and a 24-hour/seven-
    day-a-week construction hotline is available to the community to answer questions and resolve
    issues. Community Outreach will participate in developing contract documents to ensure that the
    construction sequence matches the agency’s commitments to mitigate impacts to the affected
    communities during construction.
    Project Control staff will continue to report up-to-date information on cost, schedule, and scope
    of all Link projects. This information will support project decision making and help assess project
    performance. During the ongoing construction of the Initial Segment, continued focus will be
    placed on the configuration management process. This will assure that construction changes are
    effectively managed and coordinated. For the North Link and Airport Link projects, the Project
    Control effort will focus on the development of preliminary engineering cost estimates and
    schedules. As necessary, Project Control staff will coordinate and facilitate reviews and audits
    conducted by project stakeholders and oversight parties.
    Project Development staff will continue to facilitate the project’s design development by
    coordinating with all Link divisions and project partners. They will support the board’s decision-
    making process by providing materials and briefings. The division will also manage the North
    Link and Airport Link projects. Finally, Project Development staff will support federal
    communications and reporting, and negotiate and manage third party agreements.
    The Environmental Division staff will complete any necessary environmental review for the
    Initial Segment. They will lead the North Link Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
    and any required environmental documentation for Airport Link. The division staff will continue
    to track the required mitigation measures and compile the quarterly reports for the Federal Transit
    Administration. They will implement wetland and historic mitigation measures, and obtain
    environmental permits.




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    Link Capital Plan
    The Proposed 2005 lifetime budget of $2.407 billion for the Link Program contains the following
    four capital project budgets: 1) $80.4 million for Tacoma Link which is complete, 2) $18.6
    million for Airport Link, 3) $2.198 billion for the Initial Segment, which includes a program
    reserve of $128 million and, 4) $110 million for North Link, which includes historic costs
    associated with the previous work in this corridor.
    The Link Proposed 2005 Budget projects annual expenditures in the amount of $480.7 million.
    The majority of these expenditures—just over $460.8 million—are associated with the continued
    construction activity for the Initial Segment. Active construction will span the entire 14-mile
    Initial Segment corridor between South 154th Street in Tukwila and Downtown Seattle. This
    includes continued construction of the maintenance facility. Light rail vehicle manufacturing and
    procurement of systems elements such as the communications, power supply, and signaling
    systems will continue in 2005.
    North Link annual expenditures in 2005 are projected to be $8.6 million. Airport Link annual
    expenditures are projected at $7.7 million. These expenditures are associated with ongoing
    preliminary engineering and related activities for these projects.
    Contract close-out for Tacoma Link continues. Project funds in the amount of $3.5 million are
    projected for the year 2005.
    Changes in the Proposed 2005 Budget
    Project Changes
    There are no scope changes for any of the four Link capital projects.
    Budget Changes
    The Proposed 2005 lifetime budget (1997–2009) for the Link Program and the four Link capital
    projects are unchanged from the previous year’s budgets. Some project budgets included in the
    2005 proposed budget reflect transfers of surplus funds from one project phase to another. For
    instance, surplus funds from the Preliminary Engineering and Vehicle Phases were transferred to
    the Construction Phase in the Initial Segment lifetime budget.
    Schedule Changes
    The project schedule for the Initial Segment is unmodified and revenue service remains scheduled
    for July 2009. The critical path of the Initial Segment construction is determined by the ongoing
    construction of the Beacon Hill tunnel. Bid protest proceedings concerning light rail construction
    in the Rainier Valley in 2004 caused a two-month delay to the start of construction for this
    segment. This delay reduced 2004 expenditures but is not projected to impact the construction
    completion for this segment. The current construction schedule projections on this segment are
    shorter than originally anticipated.
    The start of North Link’s preliminary engineering was delayed until mid-2004 by a longer-than-
    expected process of identifying the current preliminary Locally Preferred Alternative. As a result,
    preliminary engineering for this corridor will extend further into 2005.




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    Baseline Budgets and Schedules
    The Proposed 2005 Budget includes baseline budgets and schedules for the following projects,
    which have completed the criteria established for setting project baselines:
    1. Central Link Initial Segment: baseline capital budget of $2.07 billion and scheduled project
       completion in July 2009.
    2. Tacoma Link: baseline budget of $80.4 million. Actual completion was in August 2003;
       however, selected costs are anticipated into 2005. Most of the costs shown in 2005 are the
       expected budget underrun.




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                            2005 Proposed Capital Outlays by Subarea
                                                           Link Light Rail
  Sub Area                                  1997-2003        2004       2005        2006        2007        2008          2009          Total
   North King County                           337,487     197,588     349,072     341,187     269,521     139,525        45,970    1,680,349
   South King County                            49,671      53,698     128,075     176,994     172,628      45,600        19,885       646,551
   Pierce County                                74,733       2,173       3,510           0           0           0             0        80,416

   Link Light Rail                             461,890     253,458     480,657     518,181     442,148     185,125        65,856    2,407,316




                                         Proposed 2005 Budget by Phase
   Phase                                    1997-2003       2004        2005        2006       2007        2008          2009           Total
        10 Agency Administration                53,908      24,754      51,532      54,395      43,863       6,753          2,069      237,274
        20 Pre-Engineering/Env Review           69,823       4,865       8,487         212           0          0               0       83,387
        30 Final Design and Specification      114,855      12,465      13,548      11,509       9,855        343               0      162,575
        40 ROW Acquisition and Permits         133,028      87,393      36,850       3,263            0           0             0      260,533
        50 Construction                         11,772      99,522     311,913     369,203     279,740      81,014        16,245    1,169,409
        52 Construction Services                 4,075       8,129      21,018      23,836      18,734       9,841           895       86,528
        65 Third Parties                        67,094       5,520      12,550      10,388       9,720       8,159          3,880      117,312
        70 Vehicles                              7,335      10,811      24,758      24,728      37,469      36,249              0      141,350
        90 Contingency                              0           0           0       20,646      42,767      42,767        42,767       148,946

   Link Light Rail                             461,890     253,458     480,657     518,181     442,148     185,125        65,856    2,407,316




                             Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Project Number and Name                      1997-2003        2004        2005        2006        2007        2008         2009         Total

 100   Northgate to 45th                           4,164       1,364       2,083       1,389           0           0            0          9,000
 200   North Link - 45th to CPS                   69,398       6,207       6,496      18,898           0           0            0        101,000
 300   Initial Segment                           307,406     242,579     460,838     494,348     399,382     142,358       23,089      2,070,000
 399   Initial Segment Project Reserve                 0           0           0           0      42,767      42,767       42,767        128,300
 400   Airport Link                                6,189       1,135       7,730       3,546           0           0            0         18,600
 500   Tacoma Link                                74,733       2,173       3,510           0           0           0            0         80,416

Link Light Rail                                 461,890     253,458     480,657     518,181     442,148     185,125        65,856      2,407,316




        Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                          Page 72 of 280
                                                           Link Light Rail
Project                                          100      Northgate to 45th

Description

The Sound Move plan calls for building a light rail line from SeaTac to the University District and extending it to the Northgate area subject
to available funding. Two basic routes are under consideration in this segment between the University District and Northgate: the 8th Ave
route with an elevated station at NE 65th and the 12th Ave route with a tunnel station at NE 65th. The budget for this segment reflects an
estimate to complete preliminary engineering studies and environmental review to support the board's final decision on a project
alternative to be constructed, as well as prior expenditures to date that have been assigned to this segment. The expected completion of
preliminary engineering and final EIS is the 2nd quarter of 2005.

                                      Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                          0
                                        Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      9,000
                                      Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       9,000

Capital Costs
Sub Area                           1997-03        2004         2005           2006        2007         2008         2009           Total
North King County                     4,164         1,364        2,083          1,389             0           0            0          9,000
Total                                  4,164           1,364      2,083        1,389              0           0            0           9,000

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element            1997-03        2004         2005           2006        2007         2008         2009           Total
Agency Administration                   292          388          426            667              0           0            0          1,772
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             2,822            892       1,428            0              0           0            0             5,142
Final Design and Specification         1,034              0                        0              0           0            0             1,034
ROW Acquisition and Permits                5             45         100            0              0           0            0               150
Third Parties                             12             39         129           45              0           0            0              225
Contingency                                0               0          0          677              0           0            0               677
Total                                  4,164           1,364      2,083        1,389              0           0            0             9,000




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                                                               Link Light Rail
Project                                              200      North Link - 45th to CPS

Description

The North Link work program and $ 20.7M budget was approved by the board in Sept. 2001 and is designed to reevaluate routes between
Downtown Seattle and Northgate and complete a Supplemental EIS and conceptual and preliminary engineering. North Link is divided into
CPS to NE 45th and Northgate segments for budget tracking purposes. The current identified preferred alternative in this segment
extends from downtown Seattle in a new tunnel to serve the major population and employment centers of First Hill, Capital Hill, and the
University District. The budget for this segment reflects an estimate to complete preliminary engineering and supplemental environmental
review to support the board's final decision on a project alternative to be constructed, as well as prior expenditures to date that have been
assigned to this segment. The expected completion of preliminary engineering and final EIS is the 2nd quarter of 2005.

                                          Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      101,000
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        101,000

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03        2004          2005        2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
North King County                        69,398         6,207         6,496      18,898                0          0          0     101,000
Total                                    69,398         6,207         6,496      18,898                0          0          0     101,000

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03        2004         2005         2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                     4,316         2,783         849         2,325                0          0          0      10,273
Pre-Engineering/Env Review               25,574            2,961      4,571              0             0          0          0       33,106
Final Design and Specification            9,796                0          0              0             0          0          0        9,796
ROW Acquisition and Permits              27,401             250        350               0             0          0          0       28,001
Construction                              1,344               0           0              0             0          0          0           1,344
Third Parties                               967             213        726          150                0          0          0        2,056
Contingency                                   0               0          0       16,423                0          0          0       16,423
Total                                    69,398            6,207      6,496      18,898                0          0          0      101,000

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                       Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                2004 Budget Schedule: 2004
                                                                              2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 Budget Risk: The risk to the study budget is low. Project financial risk will be determined after completion of preliminary
 engineering for the board-identified Locally Preferred Alignment (LPA).
 Schedule Risk: Study schedule risk is medium due to the risk of delay posed by third-party coordination and associated
 decision-making requirements.




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                                                               Link Light Rail
Project                                              300      Initial Segment

Description

The 14-mile Initial Segment of the Central Link light rail line is under construction. The northern terminus is at Convention Place with
passenger service beginning at Westlake Station, serving downtown Seattle, the SODO industrial area, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley,
Tukwila and reaching an interim southern terminus at South 154th Street Station. Shuttle bus service will transport passengers between a
park-and-ride facility at South 154th Street and Sea-Tac Airport. Passenger stations will be located at Westlake, University Street,
Pioneer Square, International District, Lander, Beacon Hill, McClellan, Edmunds, Othello, Henderson, and South 154th Street. The
operations and maintenance base is being constructed south of South Forest Street. Buses and light rail trains will share joint operations
in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT).

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                   2,070,000
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    2,070,000
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     2,070,000

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004         2005          2006           2007         2008        2009         Total
North King County                         263,924     190,016      340,493       320,900        239,289      109,293      15,739     1,479,654
South King County                          43,482      52,563      120,345       173,448        160,093       33,065       7,351       590,346
Total                                     307,406     242,579      460,838       494,348        399,382      142,358      23,089     2,070,000

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004          2005          2006          2007         2008        2009         Total
Agency Administration                      44,453      21,105        49,135        51,403        43,863        6,753       2,069       218,780
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 33,172         367           250           212             0            0           0        34,000
Final Design and Specification             99,024      12,465       10,327        11,509          9,855         343            0       143,523
ROW Acquisition and Permits               103,354      86,823       36,076          3,263               0          0           0       229,516
Construction                               10,428      99,522      311,913       369,203       279,740       81,014       16,245      1,168,066
Construction Services                       1,597       7,971       21,018        23,836        18,734        9,841          895         83,892
Third Parties                              15,379          4,224      7,361       10,193          9,720        8,159       3,880        58,916
Vehicles                                        0      10,103       24,758        24,728        37,469       36,249            0        133,307
Total                                     307,406     242,579      460,838       494,348       399,382      142,358       23,089      2,070,000

Risk Assesment :

 Pine Street Stub Tunnel and Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel                                                Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Construction                                  Schedule Risk level:       MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                                2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Budget Risk: The construction of the tunnel under Pine Street involves budget risks, due in large part to the potential for
 underground utility conflicts. The completed advanced utility relocation reduced utility coordination requirements during the
 main construction period. The DSTT retrofit has been significantly simplified with the adoption of the hybrid bus technology.
 The integration of DSTT retrofit improvements into the Pine Street Stub Tunnel contract reduced contract interface
 requirements.
 Schedule Risk: The construction involves coordination among multiple systems installations. Construction documents place
 a strong emphasis on coordination requirements and the procurement strategy for the civil construction focuses on schedule
 performance. The apparent low bidder has committed to a construction duration for key project elements that is significantly
 shorter than the minimum requirements established by Sound Transit.




Initial Segment Risk Assesment

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 E-3 Busway/South Forest Street                                                                    Status: Construction

 Estimate Type:     Construction                                  Schedule Risk level:      LOW

    Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2000

 Comment
 Budget Risk: Risk has been reduced by addressing utility interfaces in advance of the main construction contract.
 Significant portions of the highest risk work have been completed. Current projections indicate completion within the existing
 contract contingency.
 Schedule Risk: Advanced utility relocations have simplified schedule interfaces. The schedule risk was further reduced with
 the selection of a single contractor for this contract and the Maintenance Facility.




 Beacon Hill Tunnel and McClellan Section                                                          Status: Construction

 Estimate Type:     Final Design                                  Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

    Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Budget Risk: The potential for unforeseen ground conditions, particularly in the deep tunnel and station excavations, poses
 a construction risk. The completed test shaft program and extensive geotechnical explorations produced a design that aims
 to mitigate many of these risks. The contract price includes a range of construction measures to be employed in response to
 unforeseen ground conditions.
 Schedule Risk: Tunnel work generally involves schedule risk, due mainly to the possibility of unforeseen ground conditions
 and behavior. The construction risk analysis predicts that potential construction schedule delays are addressed by the
 available schedule contingency. The Beacon Hill tunnel is on the critical path for the project.




 MLK Jr. Way South                                                                                 Status: Construction

 Estimate Type:     Construction                                  Schedule Risk level:      LOW

    Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Budget Risk: This corridor involves extensive utility coordination and numerous property acquisitions, including residential
 and business relocations.
 Schedule Risk: Extensive coordination requirements with public and private utilities presents a schedule risk. Current
 projections indicate that the construction along MLK Way will be completed in advance of the baseline schedule. Schedule
 risks that had been identified in connection with the extensive right of way acquisition program have been mitigated.




Initial Segment Risk Assesment

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 Tukwilla                                                                                            Status: Construction

 Estimate Type:     Final Design                                   Schedule Risk level:      LOW

    Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Budget Risk: Sound Transit and the City of Tukwila have reached agreement on permit requirements for this line section,
 resulting in a significant reduction in the scope risk. The potential for encountering unknown or problematic geotechnical
 conditions during the construction of the aerial guideway poses a risk. Inflationary pricing for selected construction materials
 poses a potential cost risk.
 Schedule Risk: The letting of an advanced utility relocation contract has reduced schedule risk. Adopted value engineering
 proposals created additional schedule flexibility, particularly with respect to the right of way acquisition program. Railroad
 agreements pose a schedule risk.




 Maintenance Base                                                                                    Status: Construction

 Estimate Type:     Construction                                   Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

    Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Budget Risk: Risk is substantially reduced with the completion of the advance demolition contract and the award of the E-3
 Busway contract to the same contractor. Current forecasts predict that cost exposures due to contaminated materials are
 manageable.
 Schedule Risk: Schedule risk was reduced with the selection of a single contractor for this contract and the E-3 Busway
 contract. This segment is not proximate to the critical path for the overall project, but timely completion is required to
 support the testing of light rail vehicles.




 Systems                                                                                             Status:

 Estimate Type:     Construction                                   Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

    Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                2004 Budget Schedule: 2009
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 Financial Risk: Contracts for the power and signal systems were awarded below budget.
 Schedule Risk: The schedule has been refined to optimize systems installations and create additional schedule flexibility for
 these contracts. Timely installation of systems elements is required to meet the baseline schedule.




Initial Segment Risk Assesment

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                                                         Link Light Rail
Project                                          399     Initial Segment Project Reserve

Description

Unallocated project reserve for the Central Link Initial Segment that, if required, can be directed to augment contingencies allocated for
individual line items within the Initial Segment budget. This project reserve may not be used for additional scope. A supermajority vote of
the board is required to allocate these funds to the project.

                                     Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    128,300
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     128,300

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004        2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
North King County                           0            0           0            0      30,232       30,232       30,232          90,695
South King County                           0            0           0            0      12,535       12,535       12,535          37,605
Total                                       0            0           0            0        42,767     42,767       42,767         128,300

  Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element            1997-03         2004        2005         2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Contingency                              0               0           0            0      42,767       42,767       42,767         128,300
Total                                    0               0           0            0      42,767       42,767       42,767         128,300




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                                                               Link Light Rail
Project                                              400      Airport Link

Description

The Sound Transit Board expressed a clear desire to directly serve the Airport as part of an Initial Segment. However, uncertainties in the
airline industry have resulted in significant changes in the Airport's development strategy. In January 2003, Sound Transit and the Port of
Seattle signed an Agreement in Principle, establishing locations for the light rail route and station serving the Airport, as well as a schedule
for completing design of the project. In the 2nd quarter of 2004 the Port of Seattle identified a corridor for light rail that fits within the
Airport development strategy. Preliminary engineering for the light rail alignment is now underway and will be completed in the first quarter
of 2005. Service to the Airport terminal is expected to start in 2011 at the earliest. The Port and Sound Transit further committed to
continue to explore extensions beyond the Airport to the vicinity of South 200th Street.

                                          Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       18,600
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                         18,600

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03        2004          2005           2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
South King County                         6,189         1,135         7,730          3,546             0             0          0      18,600
Total                                     6,189         1,135         7,730          3,546             0             0          0      18,600

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03        2004          2005           2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                       336          339          1,123               0            0             0          0       1,798
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                2,062             645       2,238               0            0             0          0           4,945
Final Design and Specification            1,007               0       3,221               0            0             0          0           4,228
ROW Acquisition and Permits               2,052               0         148               0            0             0          0           2,200
Construction Services                          2              0              0            0            0             0          0              2
Third Parties                               730             151       1,000              0             0             0          0           1,881
Contingency                                   0               0           0          3,546             0             0          0           3,546
Total                                     6,189            1,135      7,730          3,546             0             0          0       18,600

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                       Schedule Risk level:       MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                   2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 Budget Risk: Budget risk for the airport study is low. Primary risk factors associated with uncertainty over timing and
 funding for Port of Seattle’s new facilities including North Access Freeway realignment and the terminal expansion.
 Schedule Risk: Coordination requirements with the Port of Seattle during preliminary engineering poses a schedule risk.




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                                                               Link Light Rail
Project                                              500      Tacoma Link

Description

Tacoma Link runs between downtown Tacoma and the multimodal regional transit center at the Tacoma Dome. The line operates at-grade
and provides connections to downtown offices, the theater district and the University of Washington’s Tacoma Campus. The Tacoma Link
Project was completed on time and is projected to be under budget when project close-out is completed.

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                  80,416
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   80,416
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    80,416

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Pierce County                              74,733       2,173        3,510             0            0             0          0      80,416
Total                                      74,733       2,173        3,510             0            0             0          0      80,416

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                       4,511        139              0            0            0             0          0       4,650
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  6,194             0           0            0            0             0          0           6,194
Final Design and Specification              3,994             0           0            0            0             0          0           3,994
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  216            275       176              0            0             0          0            666
Construction Services                       2,476           158          0             0            0             0          0       2,634
Third Parties                              50,006           893      3,335             0            0             0          0      54,233
Vehicles                                    7,335           708           0            0            0             0          0           8,043
Total                                      74,733          2,173     3,510             0            0             0          0      80,416

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Operational

  Estimate Type:          Construction                                Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                              2005 Budget Schedule: 2003

 Comment
 Budget Risk: Project completed under budget.
 Schedule Risk: Project opened ahead of schedule.




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    CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The Capital Projects Department was created as part of the June 2004 agency reorganization. It
    combines the project development and construction management staff of the former Regional
    Express and Sounder departments together, strengthening Sound Transit’s ability to complete the
    remaining Phase One Sound Move list. The department consolidation provides an opportunity to
    strengthen and streamline project delivery.
    The Capital Projects Department works on projects supporting two modes of Sound Transit
    services: Sounder Commuter Rail and Regional Express buses. The focus of the department is
    project delivery: planning, designing, and constructing capital transit facilities for use by the
    public. Both modes are based on long-haul, express commuter service. The commuter rail stations
    are also bus facilities, and consequently, buses often serve our rail customers. By focusing on the
    delivery of projects regardless of the mode, the Capital Projects Department will leverage the
    considerable expertise, efforts and tools available to complete the Sound Transit capital program
    effectively and transfer to the Transportation Services Department high quality facilities ready for
    revenue service operations.
    SOUNDER PROGRAM SUMMARY
    Sounder commuter rail is an integral component of the services and facilities to be delivered to
    the public under the Sound Move plan. Sounder is a fast, reliable, comfortable and easy-to-use
    commuter option linking major destinations in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties. Sounder
    will provide 82 miles of rush-hour passenger train service using existing freight railroad tracks
    between Everett and Lakewood. Sounder stations are open for service in Tacoma, Puyallup,
    Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Seattle, Edmonds and Everett. Future service is planned for
    Lakewood, South Tacoma and Mukilteo.
    Three agreements between Sound Transit and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF)
    accommodate passenger service on the existing tracks.
    Everett to Seattle Segment
    This Sounder segment is a 35-mile long BNSF railroad corridor that includes three Sounder
    commuter rail stations at Everett, Mukilteo and Edmonds. In 2003 Sound Transit signed an
    agreement with BNSF to begin commuter rail service in the corridor with stops in Edmonds and
    Everett. The agreement provides a total of four perpetual commuter rail easements, with the
    initial round trip service starting in December 2003. The remaining three easements/round trips
    are directly related to Sound Transit’s responsibility to acquire major permits for track and signal
    improvements on three sections of the corridor: 1) Seattle (north of the Great Northern Tunnel
    portal to Seattle City limits), 2) Marine Fill (adjacent to Puget Sound, north of Seattle City limits
    to City of Everett) and 3) Everett Freshwater (freshwater wetlands in City of Everett). Service at
    the City of Mukilteo cannot commence until a station and parking are constructed following
    relocation of BNSF tracks. The Sounder station at Edmonds is shared with Amtrak and is
    considered interim until the Edmonds Crossing project is completed, relocating Washington State
    Ferries and Sounder to a new multimodal facility. Improvements at Edmonds Station are related
    to construction of a new second new mainline track by BNSF.




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    Seattle to Tacoma Segment
    This Sounder segment is a 40-mile long BNSF-owned railroad corridor between Seattle and
    Tacoma and includes seven Sounder commuter rail stations—King Street (Seattle), Tukwila,
    Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Puyallup and Tacoma. By the end of 2004, all stations except Tukwila
    will be substantially completed. Closed circuit television (CCTV) will have be installed in 2005.
    The station in Tukwila is a temporary station and Sounder staff continues to work with the
    associated cities to finalize community access and site development decisions so that construction
    of the permanent station may proceed.
    Extensive track and signal improvements throughout the 40-mile Tacoma-Seattle corridor are
    being made through a partnership between Sound Transit and BNSF. These improvements will
    increase the rail capacity of the corridor so that passenger train operation does not compromise
    freight mobility in the Puget Sound area. Together, the partnership is accomplishing $343 million
    in rail capacity improvements including a new train control signal system, railroad crossing safety
    improvements and approximately 25 miles of track upgrades. The first phase of improvements
    was completed in 2004.
    Tacoma to Lakewood Segment
    This Sounder segment is eight-miles long, including over one mile of new track to be constructed
    by Sound Transit and seven miles of track purchased from BNSF and upgraded by Sound Transit.
    Property acquisition for the new alignment began in 2003 and will be completed in early to mid
    2005. This corridor will serve two Sounder commuter rail stations in South Tacoma and
    Lakewood and will join the Seattle to Tacoma segment at Freighthouse Square.
    Sounder System-Wide
    Created in 2004, this program consists of Layover, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Ticket
    Vending Machines (TVM) projects which were previously budgeted within each of the above
    three segments. The Layover project includes four facilities for overnight train layover at Everett,
    Seattle, Tacoma and Lakewood. CCTV and TVM projects involve installation of closed circuit
    TV and passenger information system and ticket vending machines at all Sounder stations.




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SOUNDER COMMUTER RAIL



                                                                                          201 Everett Station
                                                                                           P




                                                                                   EVERETT
                                              Mukilteo Station 205
                                                                P




                                  100
                               Everett to Seattle
                               track & facilities




                                                    207
                                 Edmonds Station




                                          SEATTLE             231                     BELLEVUE
                                                                    King Street Station
                                                                    (completed)



                                                                       P




                                                               Tukwila Station 235
                                                                                P
                                                                                                110
                                                                                               Seattle to
                                                                                               Auburn
                                                                                               track & facilities


                                                                                   237 Kent Station
                                                                                    P




                                                                                          Auburn Station
                                                                                    P
                                                                                   239 (completed)
                                                                     120
                                TACOMA            Auburn to Tacoma
                                Tacoma Dome Station track & facilities
                                (completed)
                                          245
                                           P
                                          247
             South Tacoma Station 251 FHS
                                   P
                                                                                   241 Sumner Station
                                                                                    P
                                      track & facilities               P
                                                                      243                 (completed)
                                             130             Puyallup Station
                                        Lakewood to          (completed)
                                P
              Lakewood Station 253      Tacoma
                                        track & facilities




                                                                                                                    Map key
                                                                                                                         Existing Sounder route

                                                                                                                         Future Sounder route
                                                                                                                         Capital projects

                                                                                                                     N                      9.04
    Sounder Capital Plan
    The Sounder Proposed capital plan for the year 2005 is $119.1 million with a proposed lifetime
    budget of $1.227 billion. The program is managed in three segments with a lifetime budget of
    $599.8 for the Seattle to Tacoma Corridor, 212.5 million for the Lakewood to Tacoma Corridor
    (including additional Right of Way extending to Nisqually), $377.7 million for the Everett to
    Seattle Corridor and $36.6 million for system-wide projects.
    Changes in the Proposed 2005 Budget
    Budget Changes
    The primary changes since 2004 to the total lifetime Proposed 2005 capital budget are
    summarized below.
    Everett to Seattle Segment
        Increase in the Everett-Seattle Track and Signal Project budget by $1.1 million for addition of
        the Willow Creek culvert. Sound Transit has budgeted for the cost of design and construction
        of a box culvert under the BNSF tracks South of Point Edwards as part of participation in the
        Edmonds Crossing project. The work needs to be done in conjunction with the track
        improvements, even though Willow Creek will not be re-routed until the Edmonds Crossing
        project is constructed.
        Corridor Reserve was reduced by $1.1 million to fund the Willow Creek culvert and was
        increased by $471 thousand due to savings in the Ticket Vending Machines project. It is
        anticipated that Sound Transit will receive a grant in the amount of $700 thousand from the
        Federal Rail Association (FRA).
    Seattle to Tacoma Segment
        Transfer $4.5 million to the Sounder Program Reserve for Pierce County from the Pierce
        County Regional Express Program Reserve.
        Add $10.6 million to the Seattle to Tacoma Track and Facilities projects to incorporate the
        BNSF track and signal work for the D Street grade separation. The work is to be managed by
        Sound Transit but will be fully funded by contributions from the Port of Tacoma, Burlington
        Northern Santa Fe and the Freight Mobility Investment Board.
        A new Corridor Reserve for South King County is being established, funded by TVM project
        and Boeing Access Road savings in South King County.
    Tacoma to Lakewood Segment
        Budget for the Tacoma to Lakewood and the Nisqually to Lakewood Track and Facilities
        projects has been increased by $1.8 million to reflect the cost of maintaining real property
        until operations begin. Added work includes Maintenance of Way, property management,
        security services, ROW management plan and ROW administration and will be funded from
        the Corridor Reserve for Pierce. The original budget included only the cost to acquire the
        property.
        Corridor Reserve for Pierce County increased by transferring project savings from Sumner
        Station ($1 million), Tacoma Dome Station ($1.5 million) and TVM Pierce ($888 thousand)
        for a total of $3.4 million. Reserve was decreased by $1.8 million to fund the increase ROW
        related costs in the Tacoma to Lakewood and Nisqually to Lakewood projects.
    System-wide Projects
        Ticket vending machines (TVM): The system-wide capital budget was reduced by $2 million,
        project savings has been transferred to the Corridor reserves. There is no net change in the
        total Sounder budget.


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        CCTV: The budget for this project has been increased by $408 thousand to accept a grant
        from Homeland Security for an on-board train security initiative.
    New Projects and Project Name Changes
        Reservation to Freighthouse Square Track and Facilities– The work for this segment is
        segregated as a separate project to better collect the costs for the scope of work related to this
        stretch of the corridor. The work and budget were formerly contained within the Seattle-
        Auburn and Auburn to Tacoma Track and Facilities projects. The work on this project is
        substantially complete, with the exception of the remediation work, discussed below.
        The CCTV project (216) has been renamed CCTV and Passenger Information Systems to
        reflect revised project scope after board action during 2004.
        Shoreline Mitigation project (131) name has been changed to Permitting and Environmental
        Mitigation to better reflect the scope of work of the project.
        So 56th St station (251) project has been renamed to South Tacoma Station to reflect the
        commonly used community name.
    Sounder Schedule Changes
        Old Completion Date/New Completion Date
                       Project                2004      2005      2006     2007      2008      2009
          Seattle to Auburn T&F (110)                              Q4       Q1
                                                                  2006     2007
          Auburn to Tacoma T&F (120)                               Q4       Q1
                                                                  2006     2007
          Tukwila Station                                                  2007               2009+


    Scope/Budget Issues
    Mukilteo Station: Consistent with board direction, ST is beginning a feasibility study on
    building a temporary station in Mukilteo. Current board direction is that the cost of building a
    temporary station must be accommodated within the existing budget. Track and signal
    improvements must be completed prior to construction of the permanent station.
    Tukwila Station: This project, as currently scoped, cannot be built within the current budget.
    The proposed budget includes cost to upgrade the temporary station to last for up to 10 years. A
    revised cost estimate for construction of the permanent station will be completed prior to adoption
    of this budget. The cost is expected to be significantly higher than the current budget for
    construction.
    A settlement Agreement between the City of Renton and Sound Transit requires Sound Transit to
    wait up to 10 years before constructing the permanent commuter rail station to enable Renton to
    develop a design and secure funding for a grade separated railroad crossing South of the station at
    Strander Blvd. This agreement caps the permanent station design and construction costs for
    Sound Transit at the amount remaining from the original budget after expenditures for
    maintenance of the temporary station.
    Reservation to Freighthouse Square Track and Facilities: Revenue service began in this
    segment in September 2003; however, service was halted in January 2004 pending remediation of
    a portion of an embankment that has experienced excessive settlement. Stage 1 of this
    remediation work is complete and service was restored in August of 2004. Stage 2 remediation



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    will follow resumption of service. The proposed budget includes partial coverage for the
    remediation work based on lack of clarity at this time on ST responsibility.




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                        2005 Proposed Capital Outlays by Subarea
                                               Sounder Commuter Rail
Sub Area                                 1997-2003      2004     2005      2006      2007     2008           2009          Total
  Snohomish County                          133,049    88,463    11,952    70,225    69,773    3,877          7,214       384,553
  South King County                         233,561    35,965    46,677    32,914     3,224    2,057         11,860       366,258
  Pierce County                             191,437    52,176    60,439    89,869    52,481    3,097         26,294       475,793

  Sounder Commuter Rail                     558,048   176,604   119,068   193,007   125,478    9,031         45,368    1,226,604




                                  Proposed 2005 Budget by Phase
Phase                                    1997-2003     2004      2005      2006     2007      2008          2009          Total
     10 Agency Administration                25,641     5,541     5,910    10,766     7,915     591             836        57,198
     20 Pre-Engineering/Env Review           21,025     2,330       493         7        0           0            5        23,860
     30 Final Design and Specification       17,180     1,338     7,327     6,409       46           0          196        32,497
     40 ROW Acquisition and Permits         126,153    99,475    15,577    64,045    54,114          0             0      359,364
     50 Construction                        234,554    57,908    88,954   106,522    60,531    7,066          5,241       560,777
     70 Vehicles                            133,495     9,285       780     2,635         0        0         10,082       156,276
     90 Contingency                              0       728        27      2,624     2,871    1,373         29,009        36,632

  Sounder Commuter Rail                     558,048   176,604   119,068   193,007   125,478    9,031         45,368    1,226,604




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Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Sounder Commuter Rail
Project Number and Name                      1997-2003           2004          2005           2006           2007          2008       2009        Total
100 Everett to Seattle Track and Facilities          116,060       80,093           1,692        51,798           52,367        0      2,249     304,259
110 Seattle to Auburn Track and Facilities           147,802       31,195          43,056        29,087            1,758        0      3,656     256,553
120 Auburn to Tacoma Track and Facilities            118,835       22,168          35,646        26,583            1,162        0      2,162     206,557
130 Tacoma to Lakewood Track and Facilities           29,739         8,924         10,934        49,240           35,186        0      2,014     136,037
131 Permitting and Environmental Mitigation                0           796          1,972          2,347           2,408    2,765          0      10,288
140 Layover                                                0         9,615          1,682          5,249           4,450    2,097          0      23,092
150 Nisqually to Lakewood Track and Facilities             0         3,002          7,082          1,937           4,080        0          0      16,101
201 Everett Multi-modal Station                       15,220           784          6,288          4,579               0        0          0      26,872
205 Mukilteo Station                                     771           167            195          5,054          12,026        0          0      18,214
207 Edmonds Station                                      998         3,047          1,093          5,574           2,394        0          0      13,106
212 Ticket vending machines (TVM)                          0         5,593          1,522             106            219        0          0       7,440
216 CCTV                                                   0           380          1,872             324            293    3,211          0       6,081
231 King Street Station                                7,943 ----------------- Completed ----------------------                                    7,944
233 Boeing Access Road Station                            66 -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                     66
235 Tukwila Station                                   11,642             59            50              50             50      50       7,369      19,271
237 Kent Station                                      32,437           123              0                0             0       0           0      32,560
239 Auburn Station                                    25,820           224              0                0             0       0           0      26,044
241 Sumner Station                                     8,832           576              0                0             0       0           0       9,408
243 Puyallup Station                                  13,281             80             0                0             0       0           0      13,360
245 Tacoma Dome Station                                9,836             80             0             433              0       0           0      10,348
247 Reservation to Freighthouse Square Track & Fac    14,682         1,002            368             751              0       0           0      16,802
251 South Tacoma Station                                 772           997          1,075          1,228           5,944     907           0      10,922
253 Lakewood Station                                   1,496         7,561          4,540          8,667           3,141       0           0      25,404
255 Lakewood CBD                                       1,816 -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                  1,955
601 Program Reserve - Snohomish                            0               0            0                0             0          0    4,965       4,965
602 Program Reserve - South King                           0               0            0                0             0          0      835         835
603 Program Reserve - Pierce                               0               0            0                0             0          0   22,118      22,118

Sounder Commuter Rail                                558,048      176,604        119,068       193,007        125,478       9,031     45,368    1,226,604




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                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          100    Everett to Seattle Track and
                                                        Facilities
Description

Scope: Sound Transit has agreements with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) purchasing commuter rail easements for service
between Seattle and Everett. The agreements call for Sound Transit to make payments to BNSF on specific dates; $79M - 12/17/2003,
$79M - 12/17/2004, $50M - 12/17/2006, $50M 12/17/2007. This line item includes capital costs facilities and vehicles, design and
construction of median improvements and track mitigation.

Changes since 2004 budget: $1.1M added for design and construction of the Willow Creek culvert.

History: 2004 lifetime project budget was revised to incorporate the final Board approved negotiation agreements with BNSF.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   303,114
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    304,259

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03      2004        2005        2006           2007        2008        2009            Total
Snohomish County                      116,060      80,093       1,692      51,798         52,367            0      2,249          304,259
Total                                 116,060      80,093       1,692      51,798         52,367            0      2,249          304,259

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03      2004        2005        2006           2007        2008        2009            Total
Agency Administration                   4,835       1,002       1,545       1,507           791             0           0           9,680
Pre-Engineering/Env Review              3,957           2          77           0             0             0           0           4,036
Final Design and Specification            29           55           0            0               0          0           0              84
ROW Acquisition and Permits            79,072      79,034          70      50,068         50,034            0           0         258,277
Construction                              340           0           0            0          695             0          0            1,036
Vehicles                               27,827           0           0            0            0             0      2,249           30,076
Contingency                                0            0           0         223           848             0           0            1,071
Total                                 116,060      80,093       1,692      51,798         52,367            0      2,249          304,259

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                          2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 SCHEDULE: This is related to the terms of the BNSF Agreement signed in Dec 2003; the 4 commuter train round trips in the
 Agreement are related to specific permits that Sound Transit is obligated to obtain; upon obtaining the major environmental
 permits related to each round trip (Nos 2-4), BNSF is obligated to provide commuter train service following a defined period.
 The Agreement, however, does not obligate BNSF to have track and signal construction completed by specific dates which
 adds significant risk to schedules for station improvements at Edmonds and Mukilteo. Very little risk to budget and scope
 because the Agreement establishes a scope for the BNSF improvements and the payments that are due to BNSF.




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                                                    Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                              110    Seattle to Auburn Track and
                                                            Facilities
Description

Scope: This project includes the capital costs of tracks, signals,and vehicles for the Seattle - Auburn segment of the Seattle - Tacoma
Sounder project. The costs of the Seattle - Tacoma line are divided into sub areas based on actual track miles in each segment. The
track and signal work in this segment is being undertaken by BNSF under a reimburseable agreement. Estimated completion is 1
February 2007.

Changes since 2004 budget: Budget increased by $5.8 million to incorporate D Street grade separation work. This work will be managed
by Sound Transit but will be funded by contributions from the Port of Tacoma, BNSF and the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
A reduction in the estimated costs of the BNSF work program of $3.1 million for removal of the Reservation - Freighthouse segment from
BNSF's scope. Transfer of all costs and budget for the Reservation - Freighthouse segment into a newly created project Freighthouse
Square project (no. 247).

History: Budget was reduced by $8.8 million, which was transferred to the newly created Layover Project in 2004 budget. The vehicles
were supplied under contracts with Bombardier and General Motors.

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                 316,549
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                  259,705
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   256,553

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004        2005        2006          2007         2008       2009         Total
South King County                         147,802      31,195      43,056      29,087         1,758             0     3,656       256,553
Total                                     147,802      31,195      43,056      29,087         1,758             0     3,656       256,553

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004        2005        2006          2007         2008       2009         Total
Agency Administration                       6,979       1,153       1,193       1,821         1,697             0          0       12,843
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  5,794           0           0           0             0             0          0        5,794
Final Design and Specification              4,834          38          32          15                6          0          0           4,925
ROW Acquisition and Permits                   24            0           0           0                0          0          0              24
Construction                               80,848      30,005      41,831     27,251                 0          0        0         179,934
Vehicles                                   49,323           0           0          0                 0          0    3,656          52,979
Contingency                                    0            0           0           0               55          0          0              55
Total                                     147,802      31,195      43,056     29,087          1,758             0    3,656         256,553

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Construction                                Schedule Risk level:     HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2007




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                                                    Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                              120    Auburn to Tacoma Track and
                                                            Facilities
Description

Scope: This project includes the capital costs of tracks, signals, and vehicles for the Auburn - Tacoma segment of the Seattle - Tacoma
Sounder project. The costs of the Seattle - Tacoma line are divided into sub areas based on actual track miles in each segment. The
track and signal work in this segment is being undertaken by BNSF under a reimburseable agreement. Estimated completion is February
2007.

Changes since 2004 budget: Transferred costs and budget ($7M) for the Reservation - Freighthouse segment into a newly created project
Reservation to Freighthouse Square project (no. 247). Budget increased by $4.8 million to incorporate D Street grade separation work.
The D Street work is to be managed by Sound Transit but will be funded by contributions from the Port of Tacoma, BNSF and FMSIB.

History: The main activity in 2004 was the ongoing construction of track and signal improvements by the BNSF. Phase I of the project is
substantially complete except for cleanup. Phase II contracts are under way and the schedule for completion of the total construction
project is 1 February 2007. The total project was about 60% complete at mid-year 2004. The vehicles were supplied under contracts with
Bombardier and General Motors.

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)               248,802
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                208,666
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                 206,557

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004        2005        2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Pierce County                             118,835      22,168      35,646      26,583       1,162               0     2,162      206,557
Total                                     118,835      22,168      35,646     26,583         1,162              0     2,162      206,557

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004        2005        2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                       5,446        709         804        1,553        546                0          0       9,059
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  4,728          0           0            0          0                0          0       4,728
Final Design and Specification              3,962           0           0           0             0             0          0           3,962
ROW Acquisition and Permits                    2           15           0           0             0             0          0             16
Construction                               66,121      21,444      34,841     24,835          259               0        0       147,501
Vehicles                                   38,576           0           0          0            0               0    2,162        40,738
Contingency                                    0            0           0        195          356               0          0            552
Total                                     118,835      22,168      35,646     26,583         1,162              0    2,162       206,557

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Construction                                Schedule Risk level:    HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2007




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             130      Tacoma to Lakewood Track and
                                                             Facilities
Description

Scope: Sound Transit will provide commuter rail service between Lakewood and M Street in the City of Tacoma on the existing BNSF
branch line known as the Lakeview Subdivision and on a new track and alignment in the City of Tacoma between M St and and the new
Tacoma Dome Station at Freighthouse Square. Preliminary engineering was prepared for the Project in 2001 for the two track segments
and the two passenger stations - South Tacoma and Lakewood.

Changes since 2004 budget: The budget has been increased to provide for the management and maintenance of the Lakeview
Subdivision property in the interim between closure of the purchase and sale agreement with BNSF on September 28, 2004 and the start
of revenue service in the corridor.

History: Lifetime project budget was revised in 2004 to incorporate the Board approved final agreement with BNSF. A total of $15 million
has been transferred from this project to the Tacoma to Nisqually project (150).

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    135,387
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     136,037

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004          2005        2006         2007          2008       2009          Total
Pierce County                            29,739        8,924        10,934      49,240       35,186              0     2,014        136,037
Total                                    29,739           8,924     10,934      49,240        35,186             0     2,014        136,037

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004          2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                    1,775         1,030         1,159       3,474        2,736              0          0         10,174
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                1,484            281           0            0             0            0          0            1,765
Final Design and Specification              281               0      4,133       2,666              0            0          0          7,079
ROW Acquisition and Permits               8,430           7,613      4,557       7,636              0            0          0         28,237
Construction                                  0              0       1,085      35,401        32,387             0          0         68,874
Vehicles                                 17,769              0           0            0              0           0     2,014          19,783
Contingency                                   0              0           0           62             62           0         0             124
Total                                    29,739           8,924     10,934      49,240        35,186             0     2,014         136,037

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                       Schedule Risk level:     HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
           Right of Way Costs                                                2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
           Scope Escalation/Change
           Design and Environmental regulations               Comment
                                                              SCHEDULE: The schedule is dependent on the type of construction
           Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              procurement selected (design/build or design/bid/buld.) Procurement type is
           Limited Budget Basis                               dependent on conditions included in agreemetns with local agencies.
            Shared Project funding                            BUDGET: The delay in schedule may increase right-of-way costs.
           Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                    Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                              131      Permitting and Environmental
                                                              Mitigation
Description

Scope includes: Permitting and Mitigation related to the Everett to Seattle BNSF track improvements identified in the Environmental
Impact Statement. Mitigation Projects are: Estuarine mitigation site, Trestle(s) (one or two) mitigation project, Deer Creek Mitigation site,
City of Everett wetland mitigation site, City of Seattle wetland mitigation site.

Changes since 2004 budget: Prior to 2004 the actual mitigation sites were unknown. In 2004 Sound Transit staff have worked with federal,
state, and local jurisdictions, the Tulalip Tribes, and local environmental groups to identify possible mitigation sites. Through working with
BNSF some of the wetland impacts have been reduced. The project remains within the budget with revision to phase budgets.

History: This project was newly proposed in the 2004 budget and is environmental mitigation required for the track improvements related
to the Everett to Seattle track segment.

                                         Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       10,288
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        10,288

Capital Costs
Sub Area                              1997-03         2004         2005         2006          2007         2008        2009           Total
Snohomish County                                0        796         1,972        2,347         2,408        2,765            0         10,288
Total                                           0          796       1,972        2,347         2,408        2,765            0          10,288

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03         2004         2005         2006          2007         2008        2009           Total
Agency Administration                        0               91       208          247           254          291             0          1,091
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                      0          683            0            0              0          0            0              683
Final Design and Specification                  0             0        762            0               0          0            0               762
ROW Acquisition and Permits                     0            16        782        1,136               0          0            0             1,934
Construction                                    0            5         221          964         2,154       2,474             0             5,819
Total                                           0          796       1,972        2,347         2,408       2,765             0          10,288



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Conceptual Estimate

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual Estimate                          Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2008
          Right of Way Costs                                                  2005 Budget Schedule: 2008
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              SCOPE: Includes: Estuarine mitigation site, Trestle(s) construction, Deer Creek
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              Mitigation site, City of Everett wetland mitigation site, City of Seattle wetland
          Limited Budget Basis                                mitigation site. The scope assumptions are based on the EIS and Biological
           Shared Project funding                             Assessments/Opinion. Through the permitting process additional mititgation
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location            requirements could be added.
                                                              SCHEDULE: Agency permit review, land acquisition delays and/or BNSF track
                                                              upgrade schedule could impact schedule.
                                                              BUDGET: Agency permit requirements could increase Right of Way acquisition
                                                              requirements and mitigation requirements. Either could increase the budget.




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                                                     Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                               140      Layover

Description

Scope: Storage tracks and facilities for overnight layover of trains are required at Tacoma, Everett, and Lakewood. Layover tracks are a
system component of the Commuter Rail Project; the benefits of the investments in yard and layover facilities are not directly related to the
locations where they are constructed. Like the cars and locomotives, the costs and budget are allocated to 3 subareas based on vehicle-
miles of service at build-out (i.e., 26 weekday train trips). The budget includes a $12.7 million pass-thru state grant to Amtrak. The
Amtrak pass-thru money has no ST administrative costs or budget associated with it.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Through 2003, the budget for this project was included in track and facilities projects (100, 110, 120 and 130). Layover was
budgeted as a separate project begining in 2004.

                                         Summaries

                                                     Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       23,081
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        23,092

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03         2004          2005          2006        2007           2008        2009         Total
Snohomish County                                 0       2,315          379           800         494                91          0        4,079
South King County                                0          1,393         959        3,047       1,249         2,007             0         8,655
Pierce County                                    0          5,906         344        1,402       2,706             0             0        10,359
Total                                            0          9,615        1,682       5,249       4,450         2,097             0        23,092

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03          2004          2005          2006        2007           2008        2009          Total
Agency Administration                        0                67            55        169         162                55          0              509
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                   0                90            59          7           0                 0          0              156
Final Design and Specification                0               87          252           36             0              0          0              375
ROW Acquisition and Permits                   0               86          244         420              0              0          0              750
Construction                                  0                 0         291        1,980       3,950         1,731             0          7,953
Vehicles                                      0             9,285         780        2,635           0             0             0         12,700
Contingency                                   0                0             0           2         337           311             0              650
Total                                         0             9,615        1,682       5,249       4,450         2,097             0         23,092

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                          Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                                2004 Budget Schedule: 2008
           Right of Way Costs                                                    2005 Budget Schedule: 2008
           Scope Escalation/Change
           Design and Environmental regulations                 Comment
                                                                BUDGET: Everett Phase 2 and all Lakewood layover costs based on
           Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                                conceptual engineering only. SCHEDULE: Everett layover for 3rd & 4th trains
           Limited Budget Basis                                 requires expansion of layover facility by 2007. Lakewood layover to be built as
            Shared Project funding                              part of Lakewood-Tacoma track project.
           Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             150      Nisqually to Lakewood Track and
                                                             Facilities
Description

Scope: This project budget provides for the acquisition of BNSF property, the required due diligence associated with this purchase and
property management activities following the purchase until commuter rail operations commence . There will be no Design or
Construction activity. Under the purchase and sale agreement, property maintenance will be done by BNSF until construction in the
segment begins.

Changes since 2004 budget: Budget is increased by $1.1 million to cover the cost associated with purchase and management of ROW.

History: Project was created in the 2004 budget by transferring $15M from the Tacoma to Lakewood Track & Facilities project (130), which
is also located in Pierce county.

                                       Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      15,000
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       16,101

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03         2004          2005        2006         2007          2008       2009          Total
Pierce County                                  0       3,002         7,082       1,937        4,080              0          0        16,101
Total                                          0          3,002      7,082        1,937        4,080             0          0         16,101

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element              1997-03          2004          2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                      0                  1          0           0             0             0          0              1
ROW Acquisition and Permits                0              3,001      7,082       1,937         4,080             0          0         16,100
Total                                       0             3,002      7,082       1,937         4,080             0          0         16,101




Risk Assesment :
 Status: Conceptual Estimate

  Estimate Type:        Baseline Cost Estimate                         Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              SCOPE: This project was created as a result of the Lakeview Subdivision line
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              purchase from BNSF.
          Limited Budget Basis
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             201     Everett Multi-modal Station

Description

Scope: Everett Station is a joint Sound Transit - City of Everett - Amtrak project. The City is the lead agency responsible for the
development of the overall facility. Sound Transit constructed the commuter rail-related components during 2003. The station is now in
operation for buses and for Amtrak trains. This station accommodates a variety of transportation modes including Amtrak, Greyhound,
Everett Transit, Community Transit, ST Regional Express, Sounder Commuter Rail, charters, taxis, and shuttles. Sound Transit is
responsible for the following major components:Two platforms (already constructed). To be constructed in Phase 2 (final phase):
Pedestrian access plazas; pedestrian bridge; demolition and remediation; construction of 770 new parking stalls.

Changes since 2004 budget: Total project budget amount is unchanged.

History: Project lifetime budget was revised to incorporate the Board approved estimate at completion (EAC) in 2004 budget. Transferred
$997k to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($644k) projects in 2004 budget.

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    26,872
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     26,872

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009          Total
Snohomish County                         15,220         784         6,288       4,579              0            0          0        26,872
Total                                    15,220           784       6,288       4,579              0            0          0         26,872

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                      760          141          446         325               0            0          0         1,672
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                1,190             0           0            0             0            0          0            1,190
Final Design and Specification              876           202          90            0             0            0          0            1,168
ROW Acquisition and Permits               6,961           441           0            0             0            0          0            7,402
Construction                              5,434             0       5,752       3,496              0            0          0         14,683
Contingency                                   0             0           0         758              0            0          0            758
Total                                    15,220           784       6,288       4,579              0            0          0         26,872

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                      Schedule Risk level:    MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
          Right of Way Costs                                                2005 Budget Schedule: 2005
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations              Comment
                                                            SCHEDULE: Is dependent on construction contractor performance of work. A
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                            portion of the work is within the BNSF operating Right of Way. This work
          Limited Budget Basis                              includes the pedestrian bridge, the layover yard and the platform extension.
           Shared Project funding                           This work will be dependent on the availability of BNSF flaggers. Service will
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location          begin in 2005. Some elements, not service related, will extend into 2006.

                                                            BUDGET: Could be affected by changes in conditions during construction,
                                                            discovery of more contaminated soil, escalation of steel and fuel prices.




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             205      Mukilteo Station

Description

Scope: The Mukilteo commuter rail station is designed to be a component of a larger multimodal transit facility including a new dual-slip
ferry terminal planned by Washington State Ferries. The Cities of Mukilteo and Everett, the Port of Everett, WSDOT and ST are all parties
to an agreement for the long-range planning of the Tank Farm property where the ferry terminal and commuter rail station will be
developed. Various elements of this long-range plan may proceed independently. Project budget does not include a parking garage or a
temporary station.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Project lifetime budget was revised to reflect Board approved estimate at completion (EAC) in 2004 budget. Transferred $824k to
the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($471k) projects in 2004 budget.

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      18,214
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       18,214

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004          2005           2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Snohomish County                            771         167           195           5,054      12,026               0          0       18,214
Total                                       771           167          195          5,054      12,026               0          0        18,214

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004          2005           2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                      105              71            13         346         823                0          0         1,358
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  490             90            36            0            0              0          0            616
Final Design and Specification               69             5          146          1,822            0              0          0           2,043
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  96             2            0          2,847            0              0          0           2,946
Construction                                  9             0              0            0     10,761                0          0        10,770
Contingency                                   0             0              0           39        443                0          0            482
Total                                       771           167          195          5,054     12,026                0          0        18,214

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                       Schedule Risk level:       HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                                 2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                    2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations               Comment
                                                             SCHEDULE: Schedule for station requires BNSF track work to be completed
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                             before construction starts, acquisition of permits by Sound Transit will precede
          Limited Budget Basis                               BNSF track and signal construction. BNSF Agreement does not include track
           Shared Project funding                            schedule milestones.
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location
                                                             BUDGET: Approved budget is for interim parking on the Tank Farm, alternative
                                                             location will result in scope change and budget impact. Permanent parking
                                                             location is currently undetermined. Temporary station is not included in the
                                                             project budget.




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             207      Edmonds Station

Description

Scope: The Sounder station at Edmonds is shared with Amtrak and is considered interim until the Edmonds Crossing project is
completed, relocating Washington State Ferries and Sounder to a new multimodal facility. Improvements at Edmonds Station are related
to construction of a new second new mainline track by BNSF. A temporary platform and minor improvements to the parking lot were
constructed in December 2003 for the start of service on the Everett-Seattle line. When complete, the interim Edmonds Station will
include 2 side platforms to be shared with Amtrak, canopy shelters for weather protection, an off-street bus facility, a passenger pick up
and drop off area, short term parking, about 150 parking stalls for commuters and modifications to the Amtrak station building to meet
BNSF setback requirements.

Changes since 2004 Budget: No significant changes.

History: Project lifetime budget was revised to reflect Board approved estimate at completion (EAC) in 2004 budget. Transferred $823k to
the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($471k) projects in 2004 budget.

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     13,106
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      13,106

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009           Total
Snohomish County                            998        3,047         1,093         5,574       2,394               0          0         13,106
Total                                       998        3,047         1,093         5,574       2,394               0          0         13,106

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                      109          181               93        474         203                0          0          1,060
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  478            318           0             0             0             0          0              796
Final Design and Specification               11            529         815             0             0             0          0            1,355
ROW Acquisition and Permits                 178           2,019            0           0             0             0          0            2,197
Construction                                222               0        185         5,100       2,190               0          0           7,698
Total                                       998           3,047      1,093         5,574       2,394               0          0          13,106



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                       Schedule Risk level:      HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                                2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                   2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              BUDGET/SCOPE: The Amtrak Station building must be modified to
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              accomodate required setbacks when BNSF constructs the second mainline.
          Limited Budget Basis                                Otherwise, a new modular building will be required. Station utility for ticketing
           Shared Project funding                             and baggage handling must be maintained at the site.
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location            BUDGET: Phasing construction, utility relocation, remediation of contaminated
                                                              soils and extensive foundation piles for geotechnical conditions are not included
                                                              in current budget.
                                                              SCHEDULE: BNSF track work must be completed before construction can
                                                              start. BNSF Agreement does not include track schedule milestones.




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                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             212      Ticket vending machines (TVM)

Description

Scope: Ticket vending machines (TVMs) are a systemwide project. The program consists of the fabrication and installation of 40 TVMs at
the twelve Sounder stations. The 40 TVMs are dispersed across the system based on long-term projected ridership. TVMs are usually
located on the station platforms. Sounder TVMs are capable of providing both text and spoken directions in seven languages. TVMs sell
tickets and passes via an interactive touch screen.

Changes since 2004 budget: Project savings of nearly $2 million transferred to Program Reserve.

History: This project was newly created in the 2004 budget, costs were previously budgeted in the Station budgets. The project number
has been changed to 212 (was previously shown as project no. 134 in Proposed 2004 budget book).

                                       Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       9,416
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        7,440

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03         2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Snohomish County                               0       1,183         167              20           41            0          0       1,412
South King County                              0          2,295       715             45           93            0          0       3,148
Pierce County                                  0          2,114       639           41          85               0          0       2,879
Total                                          0          5,593     1,522          106         219               0          0       7,440

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element              1997-03          2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 0            156              0            0            0             0          0            156
Construction                                0             5,434     1,496           0           0                0          0           6,930
Contingency                                 0                 3        26         106         219                0          0             354
Total                                       0             5,593     1,522         106         219                0          0           7,440




Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:        Baseline Cost Estimate                        Schedule Risk level:     HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 Schedule: Stations need to be significantly complete prior to installation of TVMs.




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                                                     Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                               216     CCTV

Description

Scope: Sounder will be implementing closed circuit TV (CCTV) and passenger information system at all operational and planned rail
stations. The system includes communications for a number of CCTV cameras at each station, audible public announcement, a variable
message sign system, customer emergency stations, and on-board automated vehicle location for up to 37 train cars. The central control
and monitoring will occur at Union Station. There is an option within the RFP to include on-board train variable message signs and
automated announcements.

Changes since 2004 budget: Budget has been increased by approximately $400k to accept a grant from Homeland Security.

History: Project budget was increased by $1 million (transferred from the Regional Fund) in the 2004 budget. This was a newly created
project in 2004, costs were budgeted previously in the Station budgets. Project number changed to 216 (was number 132 in the Proposed
2004 budget book).

                                         Summaries

                                                     Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       5,629
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        6,081

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03         2004        2005          2006        2007           2008      2009        Total
Snohomish County                                 0            78      165               52           42       1,021          0       1,358
South King County                                0          174      1,558           272          75              0          0       2,078
Pierce County                                    0          128        150             0         177          2,190          0       2,645
Total                                            0          380      1,872           324         293          3,211          0       6,081

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03          2004        2005          2006        2007           2008      2009        Total
Agency Administration                        0               16           21        102              35        132           0            304
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                   0              110           87          0               0          0           0            196
Final Design and Specification                0             254       161               0            0           0           0            416
Construction                                  0               1      1,603           86          89          2,861           0           4,639
Contingency                                   0               0          0          137         170            219           0             525
Total                                         0             380      1,872          324         293          3,211           0           6,081



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                       Schedule Risk level:      HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                 2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
                                                                               2005 Budget Schedule: 2008

 Comment
 Schedule: Stations need to be completed prior to installation of CCTV and passenger information systems.




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                                                    Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                              235      Tukwila Station

Description

Scope: Sound Transit opened an interim Tukwila Station (platform and 250 parking stalls leased from Boeing) in March 2001. Sound
Transit and City of Renton have agreed to defer the construction of the permanent station for up to 10 years in order for the City of Renton
to pursue grant funding for the proposed Strander Boulevard grade separation project. The permanent station would border along the city
limits of Renton and Tukwila. The station would be constructed South of Longacres Way and West of BNSF railroad tracks. The major
components of the permanent station would include two platforms with canopies, an 800 to 1,000 stall surface parking lot, a bus transfer
facility, two ticket vending machines and bike lockers. All Sounder stations will have a closed circuit TV, public address and/or changeable
message sign system.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Reduction of $1.059m; moved to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($706k) projects in the 2004 budget.

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                     20,331
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      19,271
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       19,271

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004         2005           2006         2007          2008        2009        Total
South King County                          11,642            59           50             50            50           50     7,369       19,271
Total                                      11,642            59           50             50            50           50     7,369       19,271

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004         2005           2006         2007          2008        2009        Total
Agency Administration                         705            59           50             50            50           50      836         1,800
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                   260             0             0              0             0            0        5              265
Final Design and Specification                470            0             0              0             0            0      196               666
ROW Acquisition and Permits                 8,553            0             0              0             0            0        0             8,553
Construction                                1,654            0             0              0             0            0    5,241             6,896
Contingency                                     0             0            0              0             0            0    1,091         1,091
Total                                      11,642            59           50             50            50           50    7,369        19,271

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Conceptual Estimate

  Estimate Type:          Final Design                                  Schedule Risk level:      HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                                 2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                                    2005 Budget Schedule: 2009
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              SCOPE: Design of the final station is unknown pending development of related
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              Renton and Tukwila projects. SCHEDULE: Pending agreement with the cities
          Limited Budget Basis                                of Tukwila and Renton.
           Shared Project funding                             BUDGET: If redesign necessary, additional funds potentially required.
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          237      Kent Station

Description

Scope: The train station is located in the north end of downtown Kent on the BNSF tracks between James Street and Smith Street, and
1st Ave. and Railroad Ave. This station includes two platforms, a pedestrian bridge, a bus island used by King Coutny Metro and Regional
Express buses and 1,024 parking stalls, of which 191 stalls are for Metro’s use and 833 for Sound Transit’s use. Through an interlocal
agreement with the City of Kent Sound Transit also funded several million dollars worth of street improvements in the are surrounding the
station.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Reduction of $3.174m moved to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($1,907m) projects, as well as $914k to reflect the
City of Kent Transportation Improvement Agreement, in 2004 budget.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                     34,398
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      32,560
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       32,560

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03      2004         2005            2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
South King County                      32,437        123                 0            0            0             0          0      32,560
Total                                  32,437          123               0            0            0             0          0      32,560

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03      2004         2005            2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                   1,157            0               0            0            0             0          0       1,157
Pre-Engineering/Env Review               265             0               0            0            0             0          0            265
Final Design and Specification          1,384             1              0            0            0             0          0           1,385
ROW Acquisition and Permits             8,316            65              0            0            0             0          0           8,382
Construction                           21,314            0               0            0            0             0          0      21,314
Contingency                                0             57              0            0            0             0          0             57
Total                                  32,437          123               0            0            0             0          0      32,560

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                  Schedule Risk level:       LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




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                                                 Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          239       Auburn Station

Description

Scope: The station is located at the west end of downtown Auburn on the BNSF tracks, south of Main St. between A Street and C Street.
This station includes two platforms, a pedestrian bridge, a bus loop used by King County Metro and Regional Express buses and a
structured parking lot with 535 transit parking stalls including 21 short-term stalls. In addition, 180 stalls have been included in the parking
garage for the City’s exclusive use.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Project has been completed.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                    26,044
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     26,044
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      26,044

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03       2004         2005          2006         2007          2008         2009           Total
South King County                      25,820         224              0             0            0             0            0         26,044
Total                                  25,820         224              0             0            0             0            0         26,044

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03       2004         2005          2006         2007          2008         2009           Total
Agency Administration                   1,128             53           0             0            0             0            0          1,181
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                172              0           0             0            0             0            0             172
Final Design and Specification          1,361             0            0             0            0             0            0            1,361
ROW Acquisition and Permits             4,641             25           0             0            0             0            0            4,666
Construction                           18,519            0             0             0            0             0            0          18,519
Contingency                                 0          146             0             0            0             0            0             146
Total                                  25,820          224             0             0            0             0            0          26,044

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                   Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




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                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          241     Sumner Station

Description

Scope: This station is complete and is located on the BNSF tracks, at Maple Street in Sumner. It includes a platform and surface lot (286
stalls). An additional parking lot was constructed in 2003, accommodating up to 80 vehicles.

Changes since 2004 budget: Project savings in the amount of $1M has been transferred to the Corridor Reserve.

History: project budget reduced by $823k in 2004 budget: transferred budget to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($470k)
projects.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                  11,230
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   10,408
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     9,408

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Pierce County                           8,832        576             0             0            0             0          0        9,408
Total                                   8,832        576             0             0            0             0          0        9,408

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                     557        117             0             0            0             0          0              674
Pre-Engineering/Env Review               123             0           0             0            0             0          0              123
Final Design and Specification           519             0           0             0            0             0          0              519
ROW Acquisition and Permits             1,419           75           0             0            0             0          0           1,494
Construction                            6,214            0           0             0            0             0          0           6,214
Contingency                                 0          384           0             0            0             0          0             384
Total                                   8,832          576           0             0            0             0          0           9,408

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                               Page 104 of 280
                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          243      Puyallup Station

Description

Scope: This station is completed and provides a platform plus a surface lot with approximately 300 parking stalls. Project will be closed
out by the end of 2004. Budget for monitoring, reporting, and closeout of the environmental remediation of the Johannes, Neely, and
Capp properties will be covered under transit operations.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Funds, in the amount of $1.7 million, were transferred from this project to transit operations to use for on-going groundwater
monitoring in the 2004 budget.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                     16,163
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      13,360
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       13,360

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03      2004         2005            2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Pierce County                          13,281            80           0               0            0             0          0        13,360
Total                                  13,281            80           0               0            0             0          0        13,360

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03      2004         2005            2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                     564            69           0               0            0             0          0              633
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                251             0           0               0            0             0          0              251
Final Design and Specification           485             0            0               0            0             0          0              485
ROW Acquisition and Permits             5,445            11           0               0            0             0          0             5,456
Construction                            6,535             0           0               0            0             0          0          6,535
Total                                  13,281            80           0               0            0             0          0         13,360



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                  Schedule Risk level:       LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                  Page 105 of 280
                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          245      Tacoma Dome Station

Description

Scope: This project, completed in September 2003, allows passengers to access Sounder Commuter Rail on the South side of
Freighthouse Square within one block of the Tacoma Dome Station parking garage. The project incudes a single-side platform with
passenger ammenities, a working alley between the platform and Freighthouse Square building and a 2000 square foot passenger
concourse through Freighthouse Square.

Changes since 2004 budget: Project savings in the amount of $1.5 million transferred to the Corridor Reserve.

History: Project budget was reduced by a transfer of $3,942,000 to the Pierce Program Reserve in the 2004 budget. Funds were
transferred from this project to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($1.176m) projects in the 2004 budget.

                                       Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                   17,319
                                         Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    11,848
                                       Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     10,348

Capital Costs
Sub Area                             1997-03      2004         2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Pierce County                           9,836            80           0        433               0            0          0      10,348
Total                                   9,836            80           0         433              0            0          0      10,348

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element              1997-03      2004         2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                     758            80           0            82            0            0          0            919
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                425             0           0             0            0            0          0            425
Final Design and Specification          1,383            0            0            0             0            0          0           1,383
ROW Acquisition and Permits             2,526            0            0            0             0            0          0           2,526
Construction                            4,744            0            0            0             0            0          0           4,744
Contingency                                0             0            0         351              0            0          0            351
Total                                   9,836            80           0         433              0            0          0      10,348

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Complete                                Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                               Page 106 of 280
                                                    Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                              247      Reservation to Freighthouse Square
                                                              Track & Facilit
Description

Scope: This project includes the capital costs of tracks and signals for the Reservation - Freighthouse segment of the Seattle - Tacoma
Sounder project. The work is substantially complete except for remediation and cleanup.

Changes since 2004 budget: This project is being proposed as a separate project for the first time in the 2005 Proposed Budget. Costs
and budget for this new project were previously contained within the Seattle to Auburn (110) and Auburn to Tacoma (120) track and
facilities projects.

History: Revenue service started in this segment in September 2003. Service was halted in January 2004 pending remediation of a
portion of an embankment that has experienced excessive settlement. Stage 1 of this remediation is complete, service has been restored
and Stage 2 remediation will follow resumption of service.

                                           Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                             Current Budget (in YOE$000)                          0
                                           Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      16,802

Capital Costs
Sub Area                                 1997-03      2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
South King County                           7,851        501           339           413              0             0          0       9,103
Pierce County                               6,831            501         29           338             0             0          0       7,699
Total                                      14,682          1,002        368           751             0             0          0      16,802

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                  1997-03      2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                           1             2             0            1            0             0          0               4
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                   115              0            86            0            0             0          0            201
Final Design and Specification               962              0             0            0            0             0          0            962
Construction                               13,603          1,000        282              0            0             0          0      14,885
Contingency                                    0              0             0        750              0             0          0            750
Total                                      14,682          1,002        368          751              0             0          0      16,802



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Construction                                  Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                                 2004 Budget Schedule: N/A
          Right of Way Costs                                                    2005 Budget Schedule: 2005
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                 Comment
                                                               BUDGET: The 2005 budget does not include all costs for the remediation of the
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                               track. Some cost items are currently under dispute and eligibility for Sound
          Limited Budget Basis                                 Transit reimbursement is unclear at present.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                     Page 107 of 280
                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             251     South Tacoma Station

Description

Scope: The project is located between South 56th and South 60th Streets in south Tacoma. This station will support service to south
Tacoma and University Place residents to destinations along the Sounder Commuter Rail Corridor and intercept customers currently
travelling to the Tacoma Dome Station. The project includes a single-side platform with passenger ammenities, a surface parking lot for
approximately 230 vehicles and a passenger drop-off zone.

Changes since 2004 budget: No significant changes.

History: Project lifetime budget was revised to reflect Board approved estimate at completion (EAC) for 2004 budget. Budget decreased
by a total of $1,717,000 in 2004 budget. This reduction was achieved through a transfer of $508,000 to the CCTV project, $470,750 to the
TVM project and a reduction in project costs of $738,250 based on the adopted baseline cost estimate.

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     10,922
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      10,922

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004        2005          2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
Pierce County                               772         997        1,075         1,228        5,944          907             0        10,922
Total                                       772           997      1,075         1,228        5,944          907             0        10,922

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004        2005          2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
Agency Administration                       92          132             39            76       422               63          0              823
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  538            53            0             0            0             0          0              591
Final Design and Specification                6           167        640           297              40            0          0           1,150
ROW Acquisition and Permits                 126           646        275             0               0            0          0           1,047
Construction                                  9             0        121           855        5,476               0          0           6,461
Contingency                                   0             0            0             0            6        844             0              850
Total                                       772           997      1,075         1,228        5,944          907             0         10,922

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                     Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations              Comment
                                                            BUDGET: The baseline cost estimate was developed using YOE dollars with
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                            project completion in 2007. If construction is delayed, inflation may negatively
          Limited Budget Basis                              impact the budget.
           Shared Project funding                           SCHEDULE: The station schedule is tied to the track and signal improvements
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location          through the area. Coordination must occur in the final design and construction
                                                            phases. If track and signal work is delayed, the station may incur a similar
                                                            delay.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                   Page 108 of 280
                                                   Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                             253      Lakewood Station

Description

Scope: Lakewood Station will provide a 600 foot-long side platform for commuter rail, a bus transit facility for regional and local service,
passenger shelters, and a surface lot for up to 1000 parking spaces. The station will be located at a site approximately one mile south of
the I-5 / SR-512 interchange. Coordination with the City of Lakewood is required as they have grant funds to design and construct street
improvements on Pacific Highway S. near the project site.

Changes since 2004 budget: ROW phase has been increased, but total project budget remains unchanged.

History: Lakewood Station combines Project 253 with the former Regional Express Project 362 SR-512 P&R Expansion Project. In 2003,
the remaining Project 255 (Lakewood CBD Connector) budget was transferred to this project pursuant to an interlocal agreement with the
City of Lakewood. Project lifetime budget was revised to reflect Board approved estimate at completion (EAC) for 2004 budget including
tansfers of $1.294m to the newly created CCTV ($353k) and TVM ($941k) projects in the 2004 budget.

                                         Summaries

                                                   Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    25,404
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     25,404

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03       2004          2005         2006       2007           2008       2009          Total
Pierce County                             1,496        7,561         4,540        8,667      3,141               0          0        25,404
Total                                     1,496           7,561      4,540       8,667        3,141              0          0        25,404

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element               1997-03        2004          2005         2006       2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                      125          568           283          540        196                0          0         1,711
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  482            548         148           0             0             0          0           1,178
Final Design and Specification               12               0        296       1,573             0             0          0           1,882
ROW Acquisition and Permits                 338           6,425      2,568           0             0             0          0           9,331
Construction                                539             20       1,244       6,554        2,569              0          0         10,926
Contingency                                   0               0          0           0          376              0          0            376
Total                                     1,496           7,561      4,540       8,667        3,141              0          0         25,404

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Baseline Cost Estimate                       Schedule Risk level:    HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              SCOPE: The current design doesn't meet the city's code requirements for tree
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              preservation or parking lot design standards. A variance must be sought or
          Limited Budget Basis                                design revised to meet city requirements.
           Shared Project funding                             BUDGET: Real estate cost increases in the vicinity may result in the cost of
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location            ROW increasing beyond existing contingency. It will be important to keep
                                                              construction on schedule so inflation doesn't negatively impact the budget.
                                                              SCHEDULE: The station schedule is tied to the track and signal improvements
                                                              through the station area.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                  Page 109 of 280
                                              Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                        601     Program Reserve - Snohomish

Description

Scope: The Corridor Reserve is a means to manage risk and uncertainty for Sounder's Snohomish County projects. The project may not
be used for additional scope. To transfer funds from this program reserve to any project a supermajority of the vote is required.

Changes since 2004 budget: Budget increased by $471k due to TVM project savings and budget decreased by $1.1M to fund the Willow
Creek culvert in the Everett to Seattle Track & Facilities project.
History: This Corridor Reserve was established for the first time in the 2003 budget.

                                   Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                     0
                                    Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      5,639
                                  Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       4,965

Capital Costs
Sub Area                        1997-03         2004        2005       2006          2007        2008       2009        Total
Snohomish County                          0            0           0          0              0          0     4,965        4,965
Total                                     0            0           0          0              0          0     4,965        4,965

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element          1997-03         2004        2005       2006          2007        2008       2009        Total
Construction                           0               0           0          0              0          0          0       3,139
Contingency                            0               0           0          0              0          0    4,965             1,825
Total                                  0               0           0          0              0          0    4,965             4,965




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                         Page 110 of 280
                                                Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                          602     Program Reserve - South King

Description

Scope: The Corridor Reserve is a means to manage risk and uncertainty for Tacoma to Seattle Corridor Commuter Rail projects in South
King County. The reserve is not intended for additional scope. A supermajority of the vote is required to transfer funds from this program
reserve to a project.

Changes since 2004 budget: New project established for the first time in the 2005 budget, funded by savings from the TVM project.

History: N/A

                                     Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                         0
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        835

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004        2005        2006          2007        2008         2009          Total
South King County                           0            0           0           0             0           0         835               835
Total                                       0            0           0           0             0           0         835               835

  Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element            1997-03         2004        2005        2006          2007        2008         2009           Total
Contingency                              0               0           0           0             0           0        835                 835
Total                                     0              0           0           0             0           0         835                835




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                               Page 111 of 280
                                               Sounder Commuter Rail
Project                                         603     Program Reserve - Pierce

Description

Scope: The Corridor Reserve is a means to manage risk and uncertainty for Lakewood to Tacoma Corridor Commuter Rail projects in
Pierce County. The reserve is not intended for additional scope. A supermajority of the vote is required to transfer funds from this
program reserve to a project.

Changes since 2004 budget: No change.

History: The Corridor Reserve was established in the 2004 adopted budget as part of the EAC approval and includes a $3.9 million
transfer from the Tacoma Dome Station project savings.

                                    Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                     0
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   16,031
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    22,118

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03         2004        2005        2006        2007         2008         2009          Total
Pierce County                              0            0           0           0            0           0      22,118         22,118
Total                                      0            0           0           0            0           0      22,118         22,118

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03         2004        2005        2006        2007         2008        2009           Total
Construction                            0               0           0           0            0           0                      5,072
Contingency                             0               0           0           0            0           0     22,118          17,046
Total                                    0              0           0           0            0           0     22,118           22,118




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                             Page 112 of 280
    REGIONAL EXPRESS PROGRAM SUMMARY
    The Regional Express program includes Community Connections and HOV Direct Access
    projects.
    To maximize public access between the regional and local transit systems, Sound Transit is
    funding a variety of Community Connection facilities including transit centers, park-and-ride lots
    and transit access improvements. These facilities will improve access to the regional transit
    system as well as connections to the local transit services.
    The HOV Direct Access projects are being implemented through a partnership between Sound
    Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation. Sound Transit will fund special
    access ramps to make it easier for transit and carpools to use HOV lanes at some of the region’s
    most congested freeway intersections. The improvements will expand and permanently improve
    the HOV network that the region has already started.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                         Page 113 of 280
REGIONAL EXPRESS CAPITAL PROJECTS - COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

                                                                        Everett
                                                                        Community College
                                                                               316
                                                                                 370      EVERETT


                                                                                 Southwest
                                                                          314 Everett




                                                                   340 Ash Way

                                              Lynnwood 344      311
                                                       345


                                                              Mtlk.            372
                                                             Terrace        Bothell       384 376
                                                                                           385
                                                                                                Woodinville


                                                                                 Kirkland
                                                                               328
                                                                                              374 Redmond
                                                                                141
                                                                           378
                                                                                             332 Overlake

                                                                                  322     BELLEVUE
                                             SEATTLE                     354
                                                                                                                  380
                                                                                    323
                                                                         382
                                                                       Mercer Is.

                                                                                       330
                                                                                                            326 355
                                                                                      Newcastle             Issaquah




                                                  Star Lake 350


                                                Federal Way 321



                                TACOMA

                                       356
                                       Tacoma
                                       Dome



                        Lakewood 362                         358
                                                        South Hill



           DuPont 360




                                                                                                                        Map key
                                                                                                                            Capital
                                                                                                                            projects

                                                                                                                        N
                                                                                                                                   9.04
    Regional Express 2005 Capital Plan
    The Regional Express Proposed 2005 Budget for the year 2005 is $76.9 million (in YOE dollars),
    with a Proposed 2005 lifetime (1997–2009) budget of $795.6 million.
    Changes in the Proposed 2005 Budget
    New Projects:
    Redmond Transit Center (374): Formerly the Willows Arterial HOV Improvements project.
    The proposed project supports service in a corridor previously identified in Sound Move and
    achieves the goals of Sound Move. A Willows Arterial project would not match up with any
    service currently being provided by Sound Transit, while the Redmond Transit Center directly
    benefits the 540 and 545 routes. The project is anticipated to be in service by 2008.
    SR-522 HOV Enhancements—Bothell (385): was formerly part of the SR-522 HOV
    Enhancements project (384). That project has been split into two geographical components:
    Kenmore and Bothell. The Kenmore portion of the project is now tracked in 384 and the Bothell
    portion of the project is moved into this new project number (385.)
    Budget Changes/Program Reserve Management
    Transfer of funding from Regional Express to Other Departments
        Transfer of $1.4 million from the budget for the Bellevue Rider Services Building (323) to
        the Transportation Services operations budget to fund lease obligations for this facility over a
        40 year period.
        Transfer of $4.6 million from the Regional Express Woodinville Arterial Enhancements
        project (376) to the Transit Oriented Development Division of the Project Delivery Support
        Services Department to fund a proposed TOD program in Woodinville (84341.)
    Transfers to and from Capital Program Subarea Reserves
    Snohomish County: Savings of $4.2 million from Lynnwood HOV Access (111), and savings of
    $2.08 million from Lynnwood Transit Center (311) into Snohomish County Regional Express
    Capital Program Reserves.
    South King County: Savings of $32 thousand from the Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride (350)
    project into the South King County Regional Express Program Reserves.
    Pierce County:
        South Hill Park-and-Ride project (358): Savings of $0.6 million into the Pierce County
        Program Reserves prior to transferring the reserves to the Sounder Program.
        Transfer of $4.5 million from the Regional Express Pierce County Capital Projects Program
        Reserve to the Sounder Pierce County Corridor Reserve. The Regional Express Pierce
        County program is complete and this transfer will provide more flexibility capital program
        for the completion of the Sounder Pierce County program.
    East King County:
    Transfers to the East King County Regional Express Program Reserves include the following:
        Bellevue HOV Access (145): $2.0 million.
        SR-900 Park-and-Ride (166): $1.9 million
        Bothell Branch Campus Access (372): $2.9 million.
        85th Corridor Improvements (141): $5.8 million
        SR-522 HOV Enhancements—Kenmore (384) $5.9million.




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    Transfers from the East King County Regional Express Program Reserves include the following:
        SR-522 HOV Enhancements—Bothell (385): $8.6 million to fund this project which was split
        off from the Kenmore portion of the SR-522 HOV Enhancements.
        Issaquah Transit Center (326): $15.7 million. The 2004 Budget was based on a 15% design
        estimate for a transit center with a surface parking lot. Per direction from the Executive
        Committee of the Board in 2004, the proposed 2005 budget provides for the construction of a
        transit center with structured parking to meet the demand for additional parking capacity in
        the I-90 corridor at this transit hub.
        Mercer Island Park-and-Ride (354): $4.3 million. Cost estimates for this project have been
        refined following completion of 30% design. The project scope includes 450 parking stalls
        and passenger area improvements, versus 200 parking spaces and no passenger area
        improvements included in the 2004 budget.
        Canyon Park Freeway Station (324): $2.4 million. The project design has been refined to
        include elements not previously determined, such as the bridge type and cover for a
        pedestrian walkway spanning I-405.
        Sammamish Park-and-Ride (380): $1.1 million. The project budget has been increased to
        account for increased materials costs and reflect betterments being performed by Sound
        Transit in response to requests from the City of Sammamish. These expenditures are offset by
        a contribution of approximately $850 thousand from the City of Sammamish.
        Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride (355): $2.7 million. Sound Transit has agreed to increase
        its contribution to King County Metro, which is acting as the project lead, to help defer
        increases in materials prices for this project that were evident at bid opening.
    Scope/Budget/Schedule Issues
    I-90 Two-Way Transit Operations (382): Sound Transit will participate in funding the project
    through final design; construction of the project will depend upon an affirmative RTID vote or
    other funding mechanism from the WSDOT.
    Renton HOV Access/N 8th St (150): Sound Transit will be a partner in this project with WSDOT
    This project will be designed and constructed as part of the North Renton I-405 corridor widening
    construction project, assuming a successful RTID vote or other funding source for the mainline I-
    405 improvements.
    Star Lake Freeway Station/S 272nd (131): This project is no longer included in the RTID
    package. A feasibility study has identified a viable project, which includes the in-line station.
    However, the estimated cost exceeds the available funding. Without additional funding the
    complete interchange project, of which the in-line station is only a part, cannot proceed.




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    Regional Express Schedule Changes
        Old Completion Date/New Completion Date
                        Project                   2005     2006    2007    2008    2009
          Mercer Island P&R (354)                 Q3               Q1
                                                  2005             2007
          85th Corridor Improvements (formerly             Q4      Q3
          part of Kirkland Transit                         2006    2007
          Enhancements) (141)
          Eastgate Transit Access (160)                    Q4      Q1
                                                           2006    2007
          Canyon Park Freeway Station (324)                Q4      Q2
                                                           2006    2007
          Totem Lake TC (328)                              Q3      Q3
                                                           2006    2007
          Issaquah TC (326)                                Q4      Q3
                                                           2006    2007
          Totem Lake Freeway Station (140)                         Q4     Q2
                                                                   2007   2008
          S Everett Freeway Station (319)                  Q4             Q4
                                                           2006           2008
          Newcastle TC (330)                               Q2                     Q1
                                                           2006                   2009


    Completion dates above reflect when construction is substantially complete and facility is open
    for service. These dates do not include the project closeout effort, which can extend 12-18 months
    or more beyond the completion of construction as claims are negotiated and settled, occupancy
    permits are issued, liens released, final invoices are processed, and remaining budget is returned
    to program reserves.




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    Baseline Budgets and Schedules
    The 2005 Proposed Budget includes baseline budgets and schedules for the following projects:
        Bellevue HOV Access (145)
        I-90 @ Sunset Interchange – HOV Improvements (165)
        SR 900 Park-and-Ride Arterial Improvements (166)
        Overlake Transit Center (332)
        Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride (350)
        Tacoma Dome Station (356)
        South Hill Park-and-Ride (358)
        DuPont Park-and-Ride (360)
        Ash Way HOV Access (105)
        Lynnwood HOV Access (111)
        Ash Way Park-and-Ride (340)
        Lynnwood SR-99 Transit Lanes (345)
        Pacific Avenue Overpass (370)
        Lynnwood Transit Center (311)
        Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride (355)
        Sammamish Park-and-Ride/228th SE (380)
        Bellevue Transit Center (322)
        Federal Way Transit Center (321)
    The following projects will be baselined during Fall 2004:
        Totem Lake Freeway Station (328)
        Eastgate Transit Access (160)




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                        2005 Proposed Capital Outlays by Subarea
                                                      Regional Express
Sub Area                                 1997-2003       2004    2005      2006     2007       2008            2009          Total
  Snohomish County                           79,909     17,708    6,968     6,902    15,883     27,472              0       154,841
  South King County                          20,272     16,794   28,463    32,878         0          0          2,010       100,417
  East King County                          102,947     58,662   41,471   100,738    77,929     41,717         96,131       519,594
  Pierce County                              21,075       -627       0       311           0          0             0        20,758

  Regional Express                          224,202     92,536   76,902   140,829    93,812     69,189         98,140       795,610




                                  Proposed 2005 Budget by Phase
Phase                                    1997-2003       2004    2005      2006     2007       2008           2009          Total
     10 Agency Administration                11,677      6,414    4,573     6,639    4,621      2,366            3,957       40,247
     20 Pre-Engineering/Env Review           40,078      8,381    3,116        57       80          0                0       51,711
     30 Final Design and Specification       19,853      9,783   14,893     5,388    4,901        724                4       55,547
     40 ROW Acquisition and Permits          37,037      6,809    5,227     6,835    2,357      4,308               0        62,573
     50 Construction                        115,557     61,149   47,901    91,747   61,227     26,329          56,304       460,215
     90 Contingency                              0          0     1,192    30,164   20,626     35,461          37,875       125,317

  Regional Express                          224,202     92,536   76,902   140,829   93,812     69,189          98,140       795,610




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Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Regional Express
Project Number and Name                     1997-2003          2004           2005            2006           2007           2008       2009      Total
105 Ash Way HOV Access/164th SW                       7,866           7,126          1,420          2,016               0          0       0      18,428
111 Lynnwood HOV Access/46th Ave W                   19,293           6,208          1,081             374              0          0       0      26,956
125 Federal Way HOV Access/S 317th                    5,012           6,678         12,288          8,639               0          0       0      32,618
131 Star Lake Freeway Station/S 272nd                 2,999               60            40        21,727                0          0       0      24,826
135 I-405 @ Southcenter (Tukwila)                        55   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                    55
140 Totem Lake Freeway Station/NE 128th               8,948           3,512          7,113        27,706           29,231   21,660          0     98,169
141 85th Corridor/Related Improvements                  793             644          1,465          3,381           2,170        0          0      8,453
145 Bellevue HOV Access                              36,782         33,475           4,333          6,305               0        0          0     80,895
150 Renton HOV Access/N 8th                           2,949             398            943          1,125           7,118    5,309     69,116     86,958
160 Eastgate Transit Access/142nd Ave SE              1,856           5,964          4,671        18,009            8,408        0          0     38,908
165 I-90 @ Sunset Interchange                         9,185   ----------------- Completed ----------------------                                   9,185
166 SR-900 Park-And-Ride Arterial Improvements        7,117             277              0                0             0          0       0       7,394
311 Lynnwood Transit Ctr/46th Ave W                  28,706           1,975            346             576              0          0       0      31,604
312 Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station/236th SW          380           1,613            857              72            884          0       0       3,806
314 S Everett Transit Ctr (At Everett Mall)              31   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                    31
316 N Everett TC/Everett Comm College                   104                 7        1,082             279            227        0          0      1,698
319 S Everett Freeway Station/112th SE                2,656             778          2,182          3,072           9,093    8,295          0     26,075
321 Federal Way Transit Center/S 317th               10,504           9,304         16,134          2,512               0        0          0     38,455
322 Bellevue Transit Center/NE 6th                   15,644            -184              0                0             0        0          0     15,461
323 Bellevue Rider Services Bldg                         22           1,469          2,921                0             0        0          0      4,412
324 Canyon Park Freeway Station/I-405                   286             621          1,234          3,457           3,534        0          0      9,132
326 Issaquah Transit Center/SR-900                      428             751          2,781        13,296           12,225        0          0     29,482
328 Totem Lake TC/Evergreen Medical Center              547             404            129          3,861           8,302        0          0     13,243
330 Newcastle Transit Center                             72             262             55              47            580    1,772      4,435      7,223
332 Overlake Transit Ctr/NE 40th                     10,938                 5            0                0             0        0          0     10,943
340 Ash Way Park-And-Ride                             1,114   ----------------- Completed ----------------------                                   1,114
342 Swamp Creek HOV And Park-and-Ride                   303   ----------------- Completed ----------------------                                     303
345 Lynnwood SR-99 Transit Lanes                      2,546   ----------------- Completed ----------------------                                   2,546
346 East Everett Park-and-Ride                           86   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                    86
350 Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride/SR-99               1,692             753              0                0             0          0       0       2,444
352 Other Park-and-Ride Expansion                        10   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                    10
353 Mercer Island Transit Center/Mercer Way               0   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                     0
354 Mercer Island Park-and-Ride/N Mercer Way          1,038             811          1,312          7,948           2,203          0       0      13,313
355 Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride/Highland Dr.         4           2,540             22          5,447               0          0       0       8,012
356 Tacoma Dome Station                              10,805              -18             0             311              0          0       0      11,099
358 South Hill Park-and-Ride/94th Ave E               5,625            -613              0                0             0          0       0       5,012
360 Dupont Station/Wilmington Dr                      4,287                 4            0                0             0          0       0       4,291
362 SR 512 Park-and-Ride Expansion                      357   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                   357
370 Pacific Avenue Overpass                          16,793                 1            0                0             0        0         0      16,794
372 Bothell Branch Campus Access @ 195th/I-405          165             469          1,038          2,188               0        0         0       3,860
374 Redmond Transit Center                              245             238            169             829            495    4,955         0       6,931
376 Woodinville Arterial HOV Enhancements               568             576            653                0             0        0         0       1,798
378 Yarrow Point Stop Improvements                        9               47            31              63              0        0         0         150
380 Sammamish Park-and-Ride/228th SE                    356           3,445          3,219             744              0        0         0       7,764
382 I-90 Two-Way Transit & HOV Operations             4,327           2,655          8,258          3,275             118      256         0      18,889
384 SR-522 HOV Enhancements/Kenmore                     668              -50           510          1,004           1,808    3,926       925       8,791
385 SR-522 HOV Enhancements/Bothell                       0             333            613          2,050           1,737    3,840         0       8,572
395 Funds For Other Projects                             31   -------------------- Closed ------------------------                                    31
999 REX Capital Program Reserve                           0                 0            0             514          5,679   19,177     23,665     49,036

Regional Express                                    224,202       92,536         76,902        140,829          93,812      69,189     98,140    795,610




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                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        105      Ash Way HOV Access/164th SW

Description

Scope: This project will increase speed and reliability for buses by building transit-only direct access ramps at 164th St. and I-5 in
Snohomish County. This project will connect the north end of the Ash Way Park-and-Ride Lot to the HOV lanes on I-5 to and from the
south. The Transit Access ramp will be in operation fall of 2005.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                   18,428
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    18,428
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     18,428

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03        2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Snohomish County                     7,866         7,126        1,420         2,016            0              0          0       18,428
Total                                 7,866          7,126      1,420         2,016            0              0          0        18,428

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03        2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                  426          381              86        122             0              0          0         1,014
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           1,142              -1            0           0            0              0          0           1,141
Final Design and Specification       1,543             72             0           0            0              0          0           1,615
Construction                         4,755           6,675      1,334            36            0              0          0        12,800
Contingency                              0               0          0         1,859            0              0          0         1,859
Total                                7,866           7,126      1,420         2,016            0              0          0        18,428



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                   Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2004
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 Project under construction.

 SCHEDULE: Construction of bridge work will be re-bid separately from remaining work and will delay project completion.




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                                                     Regional Express
Project                                       111      Lynnwood HOV Access/46th Ave W

Description

Scope: This project provides direct access ramps connecting the new Lynnwood Transit Center with the north and southbound HOV lanes
on I-5. The ramps will result in safer, faster and more convenient travel for general HOV traffic and buses. The ramps are expected to
decrease one-way travel between Seattle and Ash Way by up to 10 minutes.

Changes since 2004: Projected savings of $4.2M transferred into program reserve.

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                      31,157
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       31,157
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        26,956

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03      2004           2005          2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Snohomish County                    19,293       6,208          1,081          374               0            0          0      26,956
Total                               19,293          6,208      1,081            374              0            0          0      26,956

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03      2004           2005          2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                1,085        337                69            24            0            0          0       1,514
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           3,271             0              0             0            0            0          0           3,271
Final Design and Specification       1,686             0              0             0            0            0          0           1,686
ROW Acquisition and Permits          2,888             24          0                0            0            0          0       2,912
Construction                        10,364          5,847      1,012                0            0            0          0      17,223
Contingency                              0             0              0        350               0            0          0            350
Total                               19,293          6,208      1,081           374               0            0          0      26,956

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                  Schedule Risk level:       LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2004
                                                                          2005 Budget Schedule: 2004

 Comment
 Project under construction and trending ahead of schedule.




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                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        125      Federal Way HOV Access/S 317th

Description

Scope: Direct access ramp for bus and carpool access between HOV lanes on I-5 and S. 317th St. This project supports the creation of
a new regional hub transit center and enhances connections between the City of Federal Way and other urban centers throughout the
region.

Changes Since 2004: No significant changes.

                                    Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                 32,618
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   32,618
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    32,618

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03       2004          2005        2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
South King County                    5,012        6,678        12,288       8,639            0              0          0      32,618
Total                                5,012           6,678    12,288        8,639            0              0          0      32,618

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03       2004          2005        2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                  325         457           936         139             0              0          0       1,857
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           2,364             21           0           0            0              0          0           2,385
Final Design and Specification       1,648            354           0           0            0              0          0           2,002
ROW Acquisition and Permits           399              733       354            0            0              0          0       1,486
Construction                          276            5,112    10,998        7,160            0              0          0      23,546
Contingency                              0              0           0       1,340            0              0          0           1,340
Total                                5,012           6,678    12,288        8,639            0              0          0      32,618

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                  Schedule Risk level:     MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                       2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
          Right of Way Costs                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2005
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations           Comment
                                                         BUDGET: Construction bids were below engineer's estimate.
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
          Limited Budget Basis                           SCHEDULE: Current schedule shows project completion concurrent with the
           Shared Project funding                        Federal Way Transit Center (project 321).
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            131      Star Lake Freeway Station/S 272nd

Description

Scope. This project proposes to build an in-line transit station located in the I-5 median north of S. 272nd St. in Kent to provide convenient
customer access to I-5 service without requiring buses to exit the freeway, improving bus speed and reliability. I-5/S 272nd Interchange
Feasibility Study evaluates the best alternative to improve transit access and traffic flow to and from the Star Lake area. Star Lake
Freeway Station project is a component of a larger interchange improvement concept. Feasibility Study has identified a viable 1st stage,
which includes the in-line station. However, the estimated cost exceeds the available funding. The I-5/S. 272nd Interchange project is no
longer included in RTID package. Without additional funding the complete interchange project cannot proceed. Project budget placed in
2006 pending final determination on status of project.

Changes since 2004: No signficant changes.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                         0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   24,826
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    24,826

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
South King County                         2,999            60           40      21,727              0            0          0        24,826
Total                                     2,999            60           40     21,727               0            0          0        24,826

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                       206             6            2       1,082              0            0          0         1,295
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                1,376            54           38           7              0            0          0         1,476
Final Design and Specification             259             0             0           0              0            0          0            259
Construction                              1,157            0             0          0               0            0          0          1,157
Contingency                                   0            0             0     20,638               0            0          0         20,638
Total                                     2,999            60           40     21,727               0            0          0         24,826



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                 Schedule Risk level:       HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: TBD
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations              Comment
                                                            BUDGET: Current project estimates exceed current budget. This project was
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                            dropped from the RTID list.
          Limited Budget Basis                              SCHEDULE: Project environmental assessment and biological assessment are
           Shared Project funding                           on hold to accommodate efforts to develop a feasible, affordable alternative.
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        140      Totem Lake Freeway Station/NE
                                                        128th
Description

Scope: The Totem Lake Freeway Station project will connect NE 128th Street across I-405 and provide direct access to/from the north
and southbound HOV lanes on I-405. It will serve the Totem Lake area of Kirkland including the Kingsgate Park-and-Ride and the
proposed Totem Lake Transit Center to be located on the Evergreen Hospital campus. The project will provide for improved east/west
local mobility across I-405 and bus and carpool access to and from I-405 at NE 128th Street. The improvements will provide fast, reliable
connections to ST Express and Metro buses. The project also includes a pedestrian walkway connecting the Kingsgate Park-and-Ride with
the new freeway transit stations located on the direct access ramps.

Changes since 2004: No substantial changes.

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                  98,169
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   98,169

Capital Costs
Sub Area                           1997-03      2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
East King County                      8,948       3,512        7,113      27,706       29,231        21,660           0         98,169
Total                                 8,948       3,512        7,113      27,706       29,231        21,660           0         98,169

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element            1997-03      2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                   658        251          340        1,323        1,395         1,034           0          5,000
Pre-Engineering/Env Review            6,242          80           0            0            0             0           0          6,322
Final Design and Specification        1,794          3,019       687            0             0          0            0             5,500
ROW Acquisition and Permits            254            161      1,311        2,273             0          0            0             4,000
Construction                             0              0      4,775      24,111        27,835       7,051            0          63,773
Contingency                              0              0          0           0             0      13,575            0          13,575
Total                                 8,948          3,512     7,113      27,706        29,231      21,660            0          98,169

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:          Design                                 Schedule Risk level:     MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2008

 Comment
 BUDGET: Final Design and ROW acquisition on-going.

 SCHEDULE: Delay in starting acquisitions will impact the ad date, which is now scheduled for January 2005.




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                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            141      85th Corridor/Related Improvements

Description

Scope: The project is comprised of three components. 1. Improvements to NE 85th / Redmond Way between 120th and 140th including
channelization, signal improvements, and sidewalks. 2. A financial contribution to the City of Kirkland's intersection improvement at NE
85th and 114th/Kirkland Way. Benefits to transit include an eastbound queue bypass and a southbound right turn lane. 3. A financial
contribution to the Redmond ITS project to add Transit Signal Priority throughout downtown Redmond. KCM and WSDOT are additional
partners in this City led project.

Changes since 2004 budget: Project name changed and project budget reduced to reflect revised project scope. $5.5M transferred to
program reserves.

History: This project was created through a change to Sound Move which identified a substitute project in the Central Kirkland area to
provide similar benefits in terms of transit speed, reliability and access. The ST Board approved a resolution (R2001-07, 6/14/ 2001) to
revise Sound Move to substitute transit enhancement improvements along ST Express Route 540 for a second direct access ramp in
Kirkland and to reallocate funds ($20M) to this project from the Kirkland I-405 HOV Access Improvement Project (140, now known as the
Totem Lake Freeway Station).

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   14,000
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     8,453

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
East King County                            793        644         1,465         3,381       2,170               0          0       8,453
Total                                      793           644       1,465         3,381       2,170               0          0       8,453

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                        78            71           65        154         112                0          0            480
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 428           450             0           0            0              0          0            878
Final Design and Specification             224           114         674          107             0              0          0           1,119
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  2             9         457           165           0               0          0             634
Construction                                60             0         269         2,954       1,903               0          0           5,187
Contingency                                  0             0             0           0        154                0          0            154
Total                                      793           644       1,465         3,381       2,170               0          0           8,453

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                 Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 BUDGET: The project team has identified the most beneficial improvements that fit within existing budgeted
 funds.
 SCHEDULE: Scope of the project has been narrowed to scoped improvements. Undetermined project scope has been
 removed from the project. ROW acquisition may impact schedule.




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                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        145      Bellevue HOV Access

Description

Scope: This project modifies two existing interchanges on I-405 in Bellevue including addition of a fly over ramp for northbound traffic
exiting at SE 8th and reconstruction of the NE 4th overpass. A new direct access ramp will be constructed at NE 6th to provide direct
access from the Bellevue Transit Center to the HOV lanes on I-405 improving the connections for both transit and HOV. The project is a
partnership with WSDOT, the City of Bellevue and Sound Transit.

Changes since 2004: The overall project budget reduced by $2M in project savings which is transferred to Program Reserve.

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                  82,903
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   82,903
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     80,895

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03        2004         2005        2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
East King County                    36,782        33,475        4,333       6,305             0             0           0        80,895
Total                               36,782        33,475        4,333       6,305             0             0           0        80,895

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03        2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                2,255         1,982         279             0            0             0           0         4,516
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           1,409              0           0            0            0             0           0            1,409
Final Design and Specification       4,039             137          0            0            0             0           0            4,176
ROW Acquisition and Permits          7,888           1,498          0            0            0             0           0            9,385
Construction                        21,191        29,859        4,054       6,305             0             0           0         61,409
Total                               36,782        33,475        4,333       6,305             0             0           0         80,895



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                   Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                          2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 BUDGET: Savings are expected to be realized on this project

 SCHEDULE: Construction is on schedule, higher risk activities have been completed.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                               Page 127 of 280
                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            150      Renton HOV Access/N 8th

Description

Scope: Construct an HOV interchange on I-405 at North 8th Street in north Renton and evaluate feasibility of HOV improvements in south
Renton. The HOV direct-access to/from North 8th Street at I-405 project will be designed and constructed as part of the North Renton I-
405 corridor widening construction project, assuming a successful RTID vote or other funding source for the mainline I-405 improvements

Changes since 2004: No significant changes.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     86,958
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      86,958

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006         2007          2008      2009          Total
East King County                          2,949        398          943          1,125        7,118         5,309    69,116         86,958
Total                                     2,949          398         943         1,125        7,118         5,309    69,116          86,958

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006         2007          2008      2009           Total
Agency Administration                       326            31           23            70       396           283      3,687           4,816
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                2,620          297         585              49            80         0          0             3,631
Final Design and Specification               0             0             0             0      4,286          718          4             5,008
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  3             71        335         1,006        2,357        4,308          0           8,079
Construction                                 0              0          0             0            0            0     55,261          55,261
Contingency                                  0             0             0             0             0         0     10,163          10,163
Total                                     2,949          398         943         1,125        7,118        5,309     69,116          86,958

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                 Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2009
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations              Comment
                                                            BUDGET: Risks remain high pending decisions on WSDOT I-405 project and
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                            RTID funding for the I-405 improvements required to develop the N 8th St DAR
          Limited Budget Basis                              improvements within the current ST budget.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location          SCHEDULE: Interchange implementation likely will be dependent upon I-405
                                                            corridor construction. Contingency planning effort is underway. Sound Transit
                                                            and the city are working together to assess alignment, costs, and funding share
                                                            for HOV/transit improvements on Rainier Ave S.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                  Page 128 of 280
                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        160      Eastgate Transit Access/142nd Ave
                                                        SE
Description

Scope: This project provides transit only ramps from the median HOV lanes of I-90 to the existing 2 lane overpass at 142nd Place SE
allowing a more direct transit access to King County Metro's expanded Eastgate Park-and-Ride. Freeway stations on the west ramps will
serve eastbound and westbound transit routes.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                 38,908
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                  38,908

Capital Costs
Sub Area                           1997-03      2004         2005        2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
East King County                      1,856       5,964        4,671      18,009       8,408               0          0       38,908
Total                                 1,856          5,964     4,671      18,009        8,408              0          0       38,908

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element            1997-03      2004         2005        2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Agency Administration                   172        350          239         921         430                0          0        2,113
Pre-Engineering/Env Review            1,684          1,098         0           0             0             0          0           2,782
Final Design and Specification           0           4,143         0           0             0             0          0           4,143
ROW Acquisition and Permits              0            373          0           0            0              0          0           373
Construction                             0              0      4,432      17,088        3,985              0          0        25,505
Contingency                              0              0          0           0        3,993              0          0           3,993
Total                                 1,856          5,964     4,671      18,009        8,408              0          0        38,908

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:          Design                                 Schedule Risk level:    MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 BUDGET: 90% Design estimate is within current budget.

 SCHEDULE: Final design has an accelerated schedule. Unanticipated design issues could cause schedule to slip.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                            Page 129 of 280
                                                    Regional Express
Project                                       166     SR-900 Park-And-Ride Arterial
                                                      Improvements
Description

Scope: This project will build additional lanes on SR-900 in Issaquah to improve transit and HOV access between I-90 and the Issaquah
Park-and-Ride Lot at Newport Way. Southbound on SR-900, the proposed improvements will function as transit only. Northbound, both
carpools and transit can be accommodated.

Changes since 2004: Anticipated savings of $1.9M transferred to program reserves.

History: The Board created this project via Resolution No. R99-6 by transferring $9.6M (YOE) from the I-90 @ Sunset Interchange Project
(No. 165).

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                    9,327
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     9,327
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      7,394

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03        2004        2005         2006         2007          2008       2009         Total
East King County                    7,117          277             0            0             0            0          0        7,394
Total                               7,117          277             0            0             0            0          0        7,394

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03        2004        2005         2006         2007          2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                 108          277             0            0             0            0          0              385
Pre-Engineering/Env Review              9            0             0            0             0            0          0                9
Construction                         7,000            0            0            0             0            0          0           7,000
Total                                7,117          277            0            0             0            0          0           7,394




Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:        Final                                   Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2004
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2004

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project is being managed by WSDOT. Sound Transit funding contribution capped.

 SCHEDULE: Scheduled for project completion in 4th Quarter 2004.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                            Page 130 of 280
                                                      Regional Express
Project                                        311      Lynnwood Transit Ctr/46th Ave W

Description

Scope: This project provides a new transit center with 20 bus bays serving ST Express and Community Transit (CT). It also provides
more than 400 additional parking stalls, improved and expanded weather protection for passengers, improved lighting, major
enhancements to the stormwater drainage system, public art, and the Dawg Haus Espresso & Deli. Other improvements include the
addition of the RideStore, a customer service center funded by CT, and intersection and traffic signal improvements on 200th Street SW
between 48th Ave W and 44th Ave W.

Changes since 2004: Project savings of $2.1M transferred to program reserves.

History: Budget increased by $500k to include contribution from CT for a Ride Store which was approved by Board in 2002 (ref. M2002-
59). In 2001 budget, this project was combined with Lynnwood Transit Center (No. 310) and Lynnwood Park-and-Ride Enhancements
(No. 348). Approximately $6M (in 1995$) was transferred from Lynnwood HOV Access/46th Ave W (No. 111) and $2.6M (in 1995$) from
Lynnwood Transit Center/Park-and- Ride Connector (No. 344).

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                  33,684
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   33,684
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    31,604

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03       2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Snohomish County                    28,706        1,975         346         576              0             0          0         31,604
Total                               28,706        1,975         346         576              0             0          0         31,604

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03       2004         2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                1,307         230          108         180              0             0          0          1,825
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           1,713              0          0            0            0             0          0             1,713
Final Design and Specification       2,434             42          0            0            0             0          0             2,476
ROW Acquisition and Permits         11,503             50          0            0            0             0          0          11,553
Construction                        11,749           1,654       238           0             0             0          0          13,641
Contingency                              0               0         0         396             0             0          0             396
Total                               28,706           1,975       346         576             0             0          0          31,604

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                  Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2004
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2004

 Comment
 Project under construction.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                              Page 131 of 280
                                                          Regional Express
Project                                            312      Mountlake Terrace Freeway
                                                            Station/236th SW
Description

Scope: The Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station/236th SW project will provide an in-line station in the I-5 median near 236th Street SW,
with a pedestrian connection to the Mountlake Terrace Park-and-Ride. Due to a half-diamond interchange, ST Express currently does not
stop at the Mountlake Terrrace Park-and-Ride lot. The in-line station will enable ST Express to provide service to Mountlake Terace where
Community Transit is proposing a parking structure. The project will increase speed and realiability for buses while maintaining
convenient customer access to the park-and-ride.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      3,806
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       3,806

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Snohomish County                            380       1,613          857               72      884                0          0       3,806
Total                                       380       1,613          857               72      884                0          0       3,806

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004          2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                        30        103               41             3           42            0          0            220
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 348           1,510        812               0            0            0          0           2,671
Final Design and Specification               1               0          4               0            0            0          0               5
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  0              0             0            50            0            0          0             50
Construction                                 0              0             0            18            7            0          0             25
Contingency                                  0               0          0               0      835                0          0             835
Total                                      380           1,613        857              72      884                0          0           3,806

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                  Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                                  2005 Budget Schedule: TBD
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations               Comment
                                                             BUDGET: Original budget inadequate for any alternatives under review; budget
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                             is sufficient to fund project through the PE/ED phase. Sufficient funding for
          Limited Budget Basis                               subsequent phases of this project is currently available in Snohomish County
           Shared Project funding                            Regional Express Capital Program Reserve.
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location
                                                             SCHEDULE: PE/ED under way. Board review of the project anticipated for 2Q
                                                             05.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                   Page 132 of 280
                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            316     N Everett TC/Everett Comm College

Description

Scope: Project will build a transit center in the vicinity of the Everett Community College campus. The project will provide a layover and
transfer location for Everett Transit thereby improving feeder service for regional connections to Regional Express Bus and Sounder
Commuter Rail service in downtown Everett.

Changes since 2004: Resolution R2004-07 capped ST participation to a contribution to the city of Everett and reduced the project budget
to $1.7M.

History: Prior to the direction from the ST Board capping the agency's participation in this project at up to $1.5M, the adopted budget
included a
$3.6M (YOE$) transfer from the South Everett Transit Center (at Everett Mall) project (no. 314). Budget also included an increase to
accept a funding contribution of $354K from the City of Everett for design effort.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    1,983
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     1,698

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Snohomish County                            104            7      1,082          279         227                0          0        1,698
Total                                      104             7      1,082           279         227               0          0         1,698

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                        11            7           55            14           11            0          0               98
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  67             0           90             0            0            0          0              157
Final Design and Specification               1             0         21              32            0            0          0              54
ROW Acquisition and Permits                 25             0        916              84            0            0          0           1,025
Construction                                 0             0            0        149         215                0          0              364
Total                                      104             7      1,082          279         227                0          0           1,698



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 BUDGET: Contribution to City of Everett is capped at up to $1.5 million by Board action in 2004, in addition to costs already
 incurred.

 SCHEDULE: Delays in selecting a preferred project configuration have delayed the anticipated project completion to 4th Q
 2007. City of Everett to manage project schedule.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                 Page 133 of 280
                                                           Regional Express
Project                                              319      S Everett Freeway Station/112th SE

Description

Scope: This project will provide a 400-stall park-and-ride lot, direct access to the HOV lanes on I-5, and a connection between the park-
and-ride and the 112th Street S.E. crossing over I-5. The park-and-ride will be located in the freeway median just north of 112th Street SE
in South Everett, near Silver Lake. It will be connected to the north and southbound HOV lanes on I-5 by direct access ramps. The
project also includes transit facilities including passenger platforms and shelters. In addition, the project includes extending the nothbound
HOV lane on I-5, which currently ends in the vicinity of the project so the northbound direct access ramp can tie into an HOV lane. The
project will add three lanes to 112th Street SE where it crosses over I-5. One lane is required for access between the proposed park-and-
ride and 112th SE and two lanes are required for general purpose traffic as part of the City of Everett's 112th Street widening project.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes.

History: This project consists of two Sound Move projects that were combined in the 2001 budget, the I-5 @ 112th St. project (No. 115)
and the 112th St Park-and-Ride/Flyer Stop (Silver Lake) Project (No. 318).

                                          Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    26,075
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      26,075

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03        2004         2005         2006         2007          2008        2009           Total
Snohomish County                          2,656          778         2,182        3,072        9,093         8,295            0         26,075
Total                                     2,656          778         2,182        3,072        9,093         8,295            0         26,075

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03        2004         2005         2006         2007          2008        2009           Total
Agency Administration                       204              93       126          177          524           478             0          1,601
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                2,399            468         208            0              0          0             0            3,075
Final Design and Specification               19            217       1,634          365              0          0             0            2,236
ROW Acquisition and Permits                    0             0         214          171              0          0             0             385
Construction                                 34              0            0       2,358        8,569        5,519             0          16,481
Contingency                                   0              0            0           0            0        2,297             0           2,297
Total                                     2,656            778       2,182        3,072        9,093        8,295             0          26,075

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                      Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                                  2005 Budget Schedule: 2008
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                Comment
                                                              BUDGET: Estimate at 30% design exceeds project budget. Project costs are
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                              higher due to evolving stormwater standards since Sound Move. Widening of
          Limited Budget Basis                                112th St., required to provide site access, was not included in original scope.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location            SCHEDULE: Facility required extensive environmental reviews. This, coupled
                                                              with evolving stormwater standards, has resulted in schedule delays.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                     Page 134 of 280
                                                       Regional Express
Project                                         321      Federal Way Transit Center/S 317th

Description

Scope: A new transit center including a 5-level parking structure in the Federal Way city center core, located at the SW corner of 316th
and 23rd, linking I-5 direct access HOV lanes with HOV ramps at 317th (the I-5 @ 317th Project, No. 125). This project creates a new
regional hub transit center and enhances connections between the City of Federal Way and other urban centers throughout the region.
The parking structure contains approximately 1,200 of parking stalls on 5 levels.

Changes Since 2004: Proposed 2005 Budget includes a $256K transfer from the Research & Technology Fund covering cost of
CCTV/security system consistent with Board direction in M2002-101.

History: ST Board approved (M2000-77) the transfer of $4.2M (in 1995$s) to this project from Federal Way HOV Access/S 317th (No.
125).

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                    38,455
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     38,199
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      38,455

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03        2004         2005         2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
South King County                   10,504         9,304       16,134        2,512              0            0           0        38,455
Total                                10,504           9,304    16,134        2,512              0            0           0         38,455

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03        2004         2005         2006         2007          2008       2009            Total
Agency Administration                  622          607          965              59            0            0           0          2,254
Pre-Engineering/Env Review            1,521            175           0            0             0            0           0            1,695
Final Design and Specification        1,213            251        348             0             0            0           0            1,812
ROW Acquisition and Permits           6,375            472          0             0             0            0           0            6,847
Construction                            774           7,799    14,821        2,096              0            0           0         25,490
Contingency                               0              0           0         357              0            0           0             357
Total                               10,504            9,304    16,134        2,512              0            0           0         38,455

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                   Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                         2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 BUDGET: Construction bids exceeded engineer's estimate, but low bidder is affordable within the constraints of the project
 budget.

 SCHEDULE: Land Use appeal process is not yet complete.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                Page 135 of 280
                                                    Regional Express
Project                                       322      Bellevue Transit Center/NE 6th

Description

Scope: Expansion of the existing Transit Center (on N.E. 6th between 108th Avenue N.E. and 110th Avenue N.E.) is complete. The
project also included other bus stops and bus layovers in downtown Bellevue to support Sound Transit and King County Metro (KCM)
services. This project was closed out in 2003.

Changes since 2004: Project savings of $750K moved to Program Reserves.

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                  16,211
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   16,211
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    15,461

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03      2004         2005         2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
East King County                    15,644        -184             0            0              0           0          0      15,461
Total                               15,644          -184           0            0              0           0          0      15,461

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03      2004         2005         2006           2007        2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                  935            29           0            0              0           0          0            964
Pre-Engineering/Env Review            725            -20           0            0              0           0          0            705
Final Design and Specification       1,917          -545           0            0              0           0          0           1,372
ROW Acquisition and Permits          2,199           15            0            0              0           0          0       2,214
Construction                         9,869          338            0            0              0           0          0      10,206
Total                               15,644          -184           0            0              0           0          0      15,461



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Final                                 Schedule Risk level:       LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2003

 Comment
 Project completed in 2003.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                            Page 136 of 280
                                                       Regional Express
Project                                         323      Bellevue Rider Services Bldg

Description

Scope: This project constructs a Rider Services Building (RSB) which will feature rider information, a bike station, a Bellevue Police
outpost, City of Bellevue and community information, public restrooms, and sidewalk improvements adjacent to the Bellevue Transit
Center completed in 2002. The building will be in service September 2005.

Changes since 2004: $1.4M for facilities lease payments transferred from this project to Transporation Services Department (Transit Ops)

                                     Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      5,813
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       4,412

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004         2005        2006         2007          2008        2009           Total
East King County                        22          1,469        2,921            0             0            0           0          4,412
Total                                    22           1,469      2,921            0             0            0           0           4,412

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03         2004         2005        2006         2007          2008        2009           Total
Agency Administration                    0           139          174             0             0            0           0                313
Final Design and Specification            0            650           0            0             0            0           0                650
ROW Acquisition and Permits               0            171           0            0             0            0           0                171
Construction                             22            508       1,904            0             0            0           0               2,434
Contingency                               0              0         843            0             0            0           0                 843
Total                                    22           1,469      2,921            0             0            0           0               4,412



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:          Final                                    Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                         2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project is projected to be completed within budget.

 SCHEDULE: Expect completion in 2005.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                 Page 137 of 280
                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            324      Canyon Park Freeway Station/I-405

Description

Scope: This project provides a freeway station on the southbound ramp to I-405 at the SR 527/I-405 interchange in the Bothell/Canyon
Park area to improve transit access speed and reliability. A new pedestrian bridge will connect the proposed transit station on the I-405
southbound on-ramp to the existing Canyon Park Park-and-Ride. The project eliminates the circuitous route for the southbound buses.

Changes since 2004: Total requested project budget reflects a $2.5M increase. Project design has been refined to include elements not
previously determined, such as the bridge type and a cover for a pedestrian walkway spanning I-405. Funded through a transfer from East
King County program reserves.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    6,638
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     9,132

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
East King County                            286        621         1,234         3,457       3,534               0          0        9,132
Total                                       286        621         1,234         3,457       3,534               0          0        9,132

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                        29            56           53        147         150                0          0              435
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 252           563         266             0            0              0          0           1,081
Final Design and Specification               2             0         811            87            0              0          0             900
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  0             0         105             0            0              0          0              105
Construction                                 3             0             0       3,223       2,568               0          0           5,794
Contingency                                  0             0           0             0         816               0          0             816
Total                                      286           621       1,234         3,457       3,534               0          0           9,132

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                 Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                                 2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations              Comment
                                                            BUDGET: A review of preliminary construction cost estimates from feasibility
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                            study indicates a potential budget shortfall. Change in scope will impact PE/ED
          Limited Budget Basis                              budget.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location          SCHEDULE: Some impact to schedule due to uncertainties associated with
                                                            determining environmental assessment appropriate to the project.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                                  Page 138 of 280
                                                         Regional Express
Project                                            326     Issaquah Transit Center/SR-900

Description

Scope: This project provides a new Issaquah Transit Center at the existing Issaquah Park-and-Ride lot for Sound Transit and King County
Metro services. The facility will include boarding areas to accommodate efficient transfers between regional and local routes, shelters and
improved weather protection for riders, rider amenities, bus layover space, and reconfiguration of the existing fully used park-and-ride with
structured parking for up to 800 parking vehicles. The City of Issaquah is expected to fund $1M of the project through a future interagency
agreement.

Changes since 2004: Total requested project budget reflects a $15.5M increase funded through a transfer from the East King County
Program Reserve. The 2004 budget was based on a 15% design estimate for a transit center with a surface parking lot. Per direction from
the Executive Committee of the Board the proposed 2005 budget provides for the construction of a transit center with structured parking.

History: Sound Move identified scope of this project for a new transit center in Issaquah. This scope did not include a new or expanded
park-and-ride facility.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                  13,957
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   29,482

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004        2005         2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
East King County                            428        751        2,781       13,296       12,225              0           0        29,482
Total                                       428        751        2,781       13,296       12,225              0           0        29,482

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004        2005         2006         2007          2008       2009            Total
Agency Administration                        66        108         153          732          673               0           0          1,731
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 340           514          0            0              0            0           0              854
Final Design and Specification              17           105      1,517          277              0            0           0            1,915
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  5            25      1,111          735              0            0           0            1,877
Construction                                 0             0          0       11,552        11,552             0           0         23,105
Total                                      428           751      2,781       13,296        12,225             0           0         29,482



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                            2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                               2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations             Comment
                                                           BUDGET: The 2005 budget includes development of a transit center with
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                           structured parking. Budget risk is anticipated to be reduced as project design
          Limited Budget Basis                             progresses.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location         SCHEDULE: Current schedule anticipates late 2007 project completion.




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Project                                            328     Totem Lake TC/Evergreen Medical
                                                           Center
Description

Scope: This project provides a new transit center in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland. Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Evergreen
Healthcare are working to incorporate the transit center adjacent to the ground floor of a medical office building, part of a new medical
complex. The six-bay transit center will include sheltered passenger waiting areas, amenities, and bus layovers. This project will be
wholly served and maintained by King County Metro.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes.

History: 2003 Budget renamed project to Totem Lake Transit Center, formerly the Kirkland Transit Center.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                  13,243
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   13,243

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
East King County                            547        404         129          3,861       8,302               0          0      13,243
Total                                       547        404         129          3,861       8,302               0          0      13,243

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004        2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Agency Administration                        54           36            7        199         428                0          0             723
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  446          359            0          0           0                0          0             805
Final Design and Specification              41             5           26           0            0              0          0              71
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  6             4           97          99            0              0          0             206
Construction                                 0             0            0          15          25               0          0           40
Contingency                                  0             0            0       3,548       7,849               0          0       11,397
Total                                      547           404       129          3,861       8,302               0          0       13,243

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2007

 Comment
 BUDGET: Sound Transit's contribution will be capped.

 SCHEDULE: Transit Center project schedule is dependent upon approval of permits for Evergreen Hospital campus.




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Project                                            330      Newcastle Transit Center

Description

Scope: This project will build a four-bay transit center at SE 70th Street and 132nd Pl. SE in the City of Newcastle. This project will be
wholly served and maintained by King County Metro.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes

History: Previous budgets have listed a park-and-ride facility as an option in the City of Newcastle. As part of the PE/ED phase initiated in
2003, the parking as an element of the transit center project was eliminated.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     7,223
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      7,223

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008        2009         Total
East King County                             72        262              55            47      580           1,772       4,435         7,223
Total                                        72        262              55            47      580           1,772       4,435         7,223

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008        2009          Total
Agency Administration                        17            33            3             2           31            94      235                 414
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  50           229            52             0        0                 0        0                 332
Final Design and Specification               5             0             0            44      549                 6        0                 605
Construction                                 0             0             0             0            0      1,671         154             1,825
Contingency                                  0             0             0             0            0             0    4,046             4,046
Total                                       72           262            55            47      580          1,772       4,435             7,223



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                 Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2009

 Comment
 SCHEDULE: Implementation of the project is predicated on a mutual understanding between Sound Transit and the City
 that sufficient near-term development opportunities in the Newcastle CBD exist. Initiation of FD is at the discretion of the ST
 Board upon completion of the PE/ED process.




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Project                                       332     Overlake Transit Ctr/NE 40th

Description

This project is completed and was closed out in 2004. Remaining budget of $0.2M was transferred to the program reserves.

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                   11,122
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    11,122
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     10,943

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03      2004         2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
East King County                    10,938            5            0            0             0            0          0      10,943
Total                               10,938            5            0            0             0            0          0      10,943

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03      2004         2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                  663            0            0            0             0            0          0            663
Pre-Engineering/Env Review            821             0            0            0             0            0          0            821
Final Design and Specification       1,677            0            0            0             0            0          0           1,677
ROW Acquisition and Permits            107            0            0            0             0            0          0             107
Construction                         7,671            5            0            0             0            0          0           7,676
Total                               10,938            5            0            0             0            0          0      10,943



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Final                                 Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2003

 Comment
 Project completed in 2003.




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Project                                        350     Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride/SR-
                                                       99
Description

Scope: A surface park-and-ride for approximately 700 vehicles at the NE corner of the Pacific Highway S. (SR-99 S.) and S. 272nd Street
intersection. King County Metro managed and funded the ROW acquisition, final design, and construction phases of the project. ST
funded the PE/ED and will transfer a total of $1.5M to King County Metro for final design and construction. Though ST funding
contribution was complete in 2004, this project will be completed in early 2005.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes.

History: Budget reflects M2000-77 authorizing the transfer of approximately $14M (in 1995$) to the Federal Way TC/P&R (No. 321). The
2002 budget included a transfer of $706K from the Federal Way Transit Center/Park-and-Ride (No. 321) to complete the $1.5M
contribution to King County Metro. In 2002, KCM renamed the facility Redondo Heights Park-and-Ride.

                                    Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                  2,475
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    2,476
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     2,444

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03       2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
South King County                    1,692         753             0            0            0             0          0         2,444
Total                                1,692           753           0            0            0             0          0         2,444

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03       2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                   91             3           0            0            0             0          0               94
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             842             0           0            0            0             0          0              842
Final Design and Specification           0             0           0            0            0             0          0                0
ROW Acquisition and Permits              8             0           0            0            0             0          0                8
Construction                           750           750           0            0            0             0          0            1,500
Total                                1,692           753           0            0            0             0          0            2,444



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Construction

  Estimate Type:          Final                                 Schedule Risk level:     MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project is being managed by King County, with no additional funding responsibility to Sound Transit past
 contributions already made.
 SCHEDULE: Project schedule is being managed by King County Metro.




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Project                                            354     Mercer Island Park-and-Ride/N
                                                           Mercer Way
Description

Scope: The existing Mercer Island Park-and-Ride Lot sits on a triangular 2.2 acre site bounded by S.E. 24th Street to the north, N. Mercer
Way to the south, 81st Avenue S.E. to the east, and the west end tapers off to N. Mercer Way. The Mercer Island Park-and-Ride/N.
Mercer Way project will add approximately 200 parking spaces in a two-level daylight basement configuration parking structure for a total
of 450 parking spaces with a new bus platform area and two new bus bays, providing a total of four on-street bus bays along N. Mercer
Way.

Changes since 2004: Total requested project budget reflects a $4.3M increase funded through a transfer from the East King County
program reserve. The cost estimates for this project have been refined following completion of 30% design. The project scope includes
450 parking stalls and passenger area improvements, versus 200 parking spaces and no passenger area improvements in the 2004
budget.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     9,007
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   13,313

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004        2005          2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
East King County                          1,038        811        1,312         7,948        2,203              0          0      13,313
Total                                     1,038          811      1,312         7,948        2,203              0          0      13,313

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004        2005          2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                        84        108             75        458          127               0          0            852
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 936           432            0           0              0            0          0           1,367
Final Design and Specification              11           150      1,168            36              0            0          0           1,365
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  8           122         70             0              0            0          0             199
Construction                                 0             0            0       7,454         776               0          0           8,230
Contingency                                  0             0            0           0        1,300              0          0           1,300
Total                                     1,038          811      1,312         7,948        2,203              0          0      13,313

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: MEDIUM                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
          Right of Way Costs                                                2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations             Comment
                                                           BUDGET: Interim parking requirements could impact budget
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                           SCHEDULE: Delay in environmental documentation could delay the start of
          Limited Budget Basis                             construction.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location




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Project                                          355      Issaquah Highlands Park-and-
                                                          Ride/Highland Dr.
Description

Scope: This project provides Sound Transit's funding contribution for the Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride presently under development
by King County Metro. King County owns the property and led the design, permitting, and construction of a 1000 car parking garage with
an adjoining transit center. The project is on a four-acre site, at 9th Ave N.E. and Highlands Drive N.E., up from the Sunset Interchange in
the Issaquah Highlands. The project will be integrated into the new Issaquah Highlands town center.

Changes since 2004: Project budget reflects a $2.7M increase. Sound Transit agreed to increase its contribution to KCM to help defer
the costs of materials price increases evident at the bid opening for this project.

                                     Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                    5,318
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       5,312
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        8,012

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
East King County                            4       2,540             22       5,447             0             0          0         8,012
Total                                       4       2,540             22       5,447             0             0          0         8,012

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element            1997-03         2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009          Total
Agency Administration                    4               40           22        247              0             0          0              312
Construction                              0            2,500           0       5,200             0             0          0           7,700
Total                                     4            2,540          22       5,447             0             0          0           8,012




Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:        Final                                      Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2005
                                                                           2005 Budget Schedule: 2006

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project is being managed by King County Metro. Sound Transit funding contribution capped.

 SCHEDULE: Scheduled for completion in early 2006.




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Project                                       356      Tacoma Dome Station

Description

This project was completed as of September 2000. Funds are being retained in the project for mid-life maintenance per agreement with
Pierce Transit

                                    Summaries

                                             Baseline (in YOE$000)                  11,116
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   11,116
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    11,099

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03        2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Pierce County                      10,805           -18            0        311              0             0          0       11,099
Total                              10,805           -18            0         311             0             0          0       11,099

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03        2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Agency Administration                 169              0           0            0            0             0          0             169
Pre-Engineering/Env Review              38          -18            0            0            0             0          0              20
Construction                       10,598             0            0         311             0             0          0        10,909
Total                              10,805           -18            0         311             0             0          0        11,099




Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:        Final                                   Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                         2004 Budget Schedule: 2002
                                                                       2005 Budget Schedule: 2002




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Project                                        358          South Hill Park-and-Ride/94th Ave E

Description

This project is completed and closed out in 2004.

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                      5,551
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                       5,625
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                        5,012

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03           2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Pierce County                        5,625             -613             0            0            0             0          0       5,012
Total                                 5,625            -613             0            0            0             0          0       5,012

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03           2004         2005         2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                  294                 49           0            0            0             0          0            343
Pre-Engineering/Env Review           1,221            -660              0            0            0             0          0            562
Final Design and Specification          14                  0           0            0            0             0          0             14
ROW Acquisition and Permits            971                 -3           0            0            0             0          0            968
Construction                         3,125                 0            0            0            0             0          0           3,125
Total                                5,625            -613              0            0            0             0          0           5,012



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Final                                      Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2002
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2002




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Project                                        360         Dupont Station/Wilmington Dr

Description

This project is completed and closed out in 2004.

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                       4,473
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                        4,287
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                         4,291

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03           2004        2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Pierce County                        4,287                 4           0            0             0            0          0       4,291
Total                                 4,287                4           0            0             0            0          0       4,291

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03           2004        2005         2006         2007          2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                  236                 1           0            0             0            0          0            237
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             191                 0           0            0             0            0          0            191
Final Design and Specification           5                 0           0            0             0            0          0               5
ROW Acquisition and Permits          2,275                 0           0            0             0            0          0           2,275
Construction                         1,580                 3           0            0             0            0          0           1,583
Total                                4,287                 4           0            0             0            0          0           4,291



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Complete

  Estimate Type:          Final                                     Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                             2004 Budget Schedule: 2003
                                                                           2005 Budget Schedule: 2003




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Project                                            372      Bothell Branch Campus Access @
                                                            195th/I-405
Description

Scope: This project will enhance access to transit at the University of Washington/Cascadia Campus in Bothell. Project elements may
include Transit Watch, new shelters, a second south turn lane, a traffic signal, two way transit movements through the north loop, transit
signal priority at entrance(s), and arterial HOV enhancements serving the campus and the community.

Changes since 2004: Transfer project funds of $2.9M to Program Reserves as scope has been clarified.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    6,777
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                     3,860

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
East King County                            165        469         1,038         2,188            0              0          0        3,860
Total                                      165           469       1,038         2,188            0              0          0        3,860

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009         Total
Agency Administration                        21            59           96        203             0              0          0             380
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                 141           167            30           0            0              0          0             338
Final Design and Specification               3           168        183              0            0              0          0             354
ROW Acquisition and Permits                  0             75        10              0            0              0          0              85
Construction                                 0              0       519          1,544            0              0          0           2,063
Contingency                                  0             0        199           441             0              0          0             640
Total                                      165           469       1,038         2,188            0              0          0           3,860

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:       MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                             2005 Budget Schedule: 2006

 Comment
 BUDGET: 2005 budget proposes a reduction in project budget to reflect reduced project scope.

 SCHEDULE: Schedule will be extended to accommodate campus request and the procurement of final design services.




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Project                                            374     Redmond Transit Center

Description

Scope: This project will construct a 6 bay on-street transit center on NE 83rd adjacent to the existing Redmond Park and Ride.
Additionally, layover will be provided for 6 buses in a dedicated location immediately north of the transit center. King County Metro is the
lead on design, construction and maintenance of this facility. Sound Transit and King County, jointly serve this facility. Sound Transit's
contribution will be limited to a maximum contribution of $6 million to fund final design and construction. The transit center improvements
are occurring within the larger context of a City sponsored program to create a downtown Transit Oriented District. The King County TOD
program will be soliciting proposals for development opportunities on the existing park and ride lot as the next project within the larger
program.

Changes since 2004: This project has been reprogrammed and renamed creating a change to Sound Move.

                                         Summaries

                                                  Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   6,931
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                    6,931

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03      2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009           Total
East King County                            245        238         169          829         495           4,955           0          6,931
Total                                      245           238        169          829         495          4,955           0           6,931

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03      2004        2005         2006        2007           2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                        24           27           8            39      138            118            0               355
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  124          211           0             0        0              0            0               335
Final Design and Specification              78             0        161          790               0         0            0            1,029
Construction                                19             0           0            0        357         4,668            0            5,045
Contingency                                  0             0           0            0          0           168            0              168
Total                                      245           238        169          829         495         4,955            0            6,931



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                             2004 Budget Schedule:
                                                                           2005 Budget Schedule: 2008

 Comment
 New project in 2005. Budget and schedule have been established based on conceptual design. No risk factors have been
 identified.




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Project                                        376      Woodinville Arterial HOV
                                                        Enhancements
Description

Scope: Design and build transit and HOV flyer stop improvements at the SR-522 interchange at SR-202 to increase bus speed and
reliability and enhance ridership in the Woodinville area.

Changes since 2004: Improvements to NE 195th have been deleted from project scope. $4.9M was transferred to the TOD division of the
Project Delivery/Support Services Department to fund a proposed TOD project (#84341).

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     6,718
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      1,798

Capital Costs
Sub Area                           1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
East King County                        568        576          653                0           0             0          0       1,798
Total                                  568           576         653               0           0             0          0       1,798

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element            1997-03      2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                    43            39           28             0           0             0          0            110
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             483           156             0             0           0             0          0            640
Final Design and Specification          33           140             0             0           0             0          0            173
ROW Acquisition and Permits              9           141           0               0           0             0          0            150
Construction                             0            99         476               0           0             0          0            575
Contingency                              0             0         150               0           0             0          0            150
Total                                  568           576         653               0           0             0          0           1,798

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Final                                  Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                           2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                         2005 Budget Schedule: 2005

 Comment
 BUDGET: Current scope falls within the programmed budget.

 SCHEDULE: Schedule dependent upon City initiating construction in 2004. If not, alternative delivery method may be
 necessary.




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Project                                               378      Yarrow Point Stop Improvements

Description

Scope: This project will improve the westbound flyer stop on SR-520 at 92nd Avenue N.E. in Yarrow Point. Improvements include
installing low-level pedestrian lights, extending the jersey barrier, and widening the station area for transit users.

Changes since 2004: Per R2004-03, this project transferred $4.25 million to the East King County Subarea Bus Systemwide project
procurement budget. Per M2004-27, the Yarrow Point Stop Improvement project is defined to provide rider safety and security
improvements to the westbound flyer stop in Yarrow Point at SR-520 and 92nd Ave NE.

                                         Summaries

                                                     Baseline (in YOE$000)                       0
                                           Current Budget (in YOE$000)                         150
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                          150

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03         2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
East King County                                 9            47           31            63          0              0          0            150
Total                                            9            47           31            63          0              0          0            150

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03         2004         2005          2006        2007           2008       2009        Total
Agency Administration                         5               4             1             2          0              0          0             11
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                   4                27            2             0          0              0          0             34
Final Design and Specification               0                16            6             0          0              0          0             22
Construction                                 0                 0           22            44          0              0          0             66
Contingency                                  0                0             0            17          0              0          0             17
Total                                        9                47           31            63          0              0          0            150



Risk Assesment :
 Status:

  Estimate Type:          Conceptual                                    Schedule Risk level:      LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                  2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                                2005 Budget Schedule: 2006

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project budget capped at $150k by Board action in 2004.

 SCHEDULE: No issues identified.




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Project                                        380      Sammamish Park-and-Ride/228th
                                                        SE
Description

Scope: This project is a park and ride lot with 265 parking stalls, three bus loading zones, layover space for two buses, bicycle storage
facilities, public art, and storm water treatment facilities. The project is located at the intersection 228th Avenue SE and Issaquah Pine
Lake Road within the City of Sammamish. A City sponsored project to extend Issaquah Pine Lake Road is being designed in tandem with
this project and portions of the roadway will be constructed with this project. Agreements are in place to handle the cost sharing between
Sound Transit and Sammamish. The project will be wholly served and maintained by King County Metro.

Changes since 2004: Project budget increased to reflect the 90% design estimate and betterments being performed by Sound Transit,
which will be offset by funding from the City of Sammamish (approximately $850k).

History: Originally included as "Unincorporated King County Transit Access" in Sound Move, a feasibility study was conducted to locate
the best site for investment in East King County. In 2003 a location within the newly formed City of Sammamish was chosen and a
change to Sound Move was made, renaming the project Sammamish Park and Ride project.

                                     Summaries

                                              Baseline (in YOE$000)                    7,764
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                     6,672
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      7,764

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03        2004         2005         2006        2007          2008        2009           Total
East King County                       356         3,445        3,219         744              0            0           0          7,764
Total                                  356         3,445        3,219         744              0            0           0          7,764

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03        2004         2005         2006        2007          2008        2009           Total
Agency Administration                   20          145          173              40           0            0           0               378
Pre-Engineering/Env Review             216              0           0              0           0            0           0               216
Final Design and Specification          76            432           0              0           0            0           0               508
ROW Acquisition and Permits              43          2,868          0              0           0            0           0            2,910
Construction                              2             0       3,046            0             0            0           0            3,048
Contingency                               0             0           0          704             0            0           0              704
Total                                  356           3,445      3,219          744             0            0           0            7,764

Risk Assesment :
 Status: Final Design

  Estimate Type:          Final                                   Schedule Risk level:     LOW

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                          2004 Budget Schedule: 2006
                                                                        2005 Budget Schedule: 2006

 Comment
 BUDGET: Project was baselined during 2004.

 SCHEDULE: Agreements with King County Metro on transfer of completed project and associated rights retained by ST are
 underway.




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                                                            Regional Express
Project                                              382      I-90 Two-Way Transit & HOV
                                                              Operations
Description

Scope: This project is intended to provide reliable two-way transit and HOV operations on I-90 between Seattle and Bellevue. The project
will modify the outer roadways to provide one additional travel lane for east and westbound HOV traffic. New ramps will be added on
Mercer Island at 80th and 77th and the existing ramp at Bellevue Way will be modified. The current reversible operations in the center
roadway, with both lanes operating in the same direction, will remain. Single-occupant vehicles will only be allowed to use the center
roadway between Seattle and Mercer Island per the existing restrictions on the use of the center roadway.

Changes since 2004: No significant changes.

History: 2003 identified the project as the first step toward a vision for I-90 which provides two-way high capacity transit (HCT) in the center
roadway. In November 2003, the Sound Transit Board, adopted the current project as the preferred alternative for the I-90 project. Final
EIS was issued in May 2004.

                                          Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                        0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                    18,889
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      18,889

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03        2004          2005        2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
East King County                          4,327         2,655         8,258       3,275         118           256             0        18,889
Total                                     4,327            2,655      8,258        3,275         118          256             0        18,889

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03        2004          2005        2006         2007          2008        2009          Total
Agency Administration                       266          267           398         158               6            12          0         1,107
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                4,060            2,076        982            0             0             0          0             7,119
Final Design and Specification                 0            312       6,878        2,991           0               0          0         10,180
Construction                                   0              0           0          127         112               0          0            239
Contingency                                    0              0           0            0             0        244             0              244
Total                                     4,327            2,655      8,258        3,275         118          256             0         18,889



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                       Schedule Risk level:     HIGH

        Budget Risk Level: HIGH                                               2004 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Right of Way Costs                                                  2005 Budget Schedule: 2007
          Scope Escalation/Change
          Design and Environmental regulations                 Comment
                                                               BUDGET: The scope of this project has changed substantially from Sound
          Unexpected Finding During Engineering
                                                               Move. Preliminary cost estimates for construction of preferred alternative
          Limited Budget Basis                                 significantly exceeds project budget.
           Shared Project funding
          Utilities Relocation    Project Location             SCHEDULE: FEIS issued in May 2004. Board to adopt change to Sound Move
                                                               in August or September. Schedule is high risk due to the complexity of the
                                                               project and the need to secure funding for construction. Additional funding
                                                               sources are being identified and the funds requested.




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                                                           Regional Express
Project                                              384     SR-522 HOV
                                                             Enhancements/Kenmore
Description

Scope: This project will provide transit connectivity along SR-522 between Lake Forest Park and Bothell. The proposed project includes
widening SR-522 for the addition of north and south business access and transit (BAT) lanes, replacement of the Swamp Creek bridge,
improvements to 80th Avenue, curb/gutter/plantings, sidewalks, retaining walls from 80th to 83rd, retaining walls from 83rd to the end of
the project, signal at 83rd, signal at 80th, signal at or near Kenmore Lanes, urban amenities, utility under-grounding, and illumination. ST
will fund only the transit elements of this project.

Changes since 2004: Executed a MOU (M2004-42) defining a proposed scope, schedule and budget. The orginal Sound Move project
#384 is split into two projects: Kenmore (#384) and Bothell (#385). This change is consistent with the way the projects are being
managed.

                                          Summaries

                                                    Baseline (in YOE$000)                     0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                   14,696
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      8,791

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03        2004        2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
East King County                            668           -50        510        1,004        1,808         3,926        925           8,791
Total                                       668             -50       510       1,004        1,808         3,926        925            8,791

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03        2004        2005        2006         2007          2008       2009           Total
Agency Administration                        65              73        19            38            69       150            35              450
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                  603            -124       -36             0             0         0             0              443
Final Design and Specification                 0             0       280         485               63         0            0               828
ROW Acquisition and Permits                    0             0       247         481             0            0           0               728
Construction                                   0             0         0           0         1,676        3,776         890             6,342
Total                                       668             -50      510        1,004        1,808        3,926         925             8,791



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                     Schedule Risk level:    MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                              2004 Budget Schedule: 2008
                                                                            2005 Budget Schedule: 2008

 Comment
 BUDGET: ST's funding contribution is a capped amount of 58% of the project costs as identified in MOA. The City of
 Kenmore is responsible for providing matching funds equaling 42% of the project costs. In the event costs exceed matching
 funding available the City has the option of reducing the scope of the General Purpose improvements only to ensure project
 implementation.
 SCHEDULE: Overall schedule impacts are dependent on the issuance of the FGWA's decision to process the
 environmental document as an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Documented Categorical Exclusion (DCE). Preparation
 and approval of an EA may require schedule extensions.




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                                                            Regional Express
Project                                               385     SR-522 HOV Enhancements/Bothell

Description

Scope: This project will enhance traffic flow along SR-522 in the city of Bothell. The proposed project is located along SR-522 in the
Wayne Curve Area at the SR-522 intersection with 96th Street, and includes construction of a westbound transit queue by-pass lane,
eastbound transit lane/right turn lane, signal improvements (including Transit Signal Priority), additional left turn lane, sidewalk,
curb/gutter/plantings, 96th Street improvements, north retaining wall, south retaining wall, urban amenities, and illumination. ST will fund
only the transit elements of this project

Changes since 2004: Executed a MOU (M2004-42) defining a proposed scope, schedule and budget. The orginal Sound Move project
#384 is split into two projects: one for Kenmore (#384) and another for Bothell (#385). This change is consistent with the way the
projects are being managed.

                                          Summaries

                                                     Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                            Current Budget (in YOE$000)                         0
                                         Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       8,572

Capital Costs
Sub Area                               1997-03         2004        2005          2006        2007           2008      2009            Total
East King County                                 0        333         613          2,050       1,737          3,840          0           8,572
Total                                            0          333        613         2,050       1,737          3,840          0           8,572

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element                1997-03         2004        2005          2006        2007           2008      2009            Total
Agency Administration                         0              17           31        105             89         197           0                440
Pre-Engineering/Env Review                    0             316           85          0              0           0           0                400
Final Design and Specification                 0              0       497           173             3            0           0                673
ROW Acquisition and Permits                    0              0            0       1,772           0             0           0           1,772
Construction                                   0              0            0           0       1,645         3,643           0           5,287
Total                                          0            333       613          2,050       1,737         3,840           0           8,572



Risk Assesment :
 Status: Preliminary Engineering

  Estimate Type:          Preliminary Engineering                      Schedule Risk level:      MEDIUM

        Budget Risk Level: LOW                                                 2004 Budget Schedule: 2008
                                                                               2005 Budget Schedule: 2008

 Comment
 BUDGET: ST's funding contribution is a capped amount equal to 64% of the project cost. The City of Bothell is responsible
 for providing matching funds equaling 36% of the project costs as identified in the MOA. In the event costs exceed matching
 funding available the City has the option of reducing the scope of the General Purpose improvements only to ensure project
 implementation.
 SCHEDULE: Overall schedule impacts are dependent on the issuance of the State's Historical Preservation Office decision
 on the historical significance of the Red Brick Road located adjacent to the project footprint. Finding the Red Brick Road to
 be historically significant will require the preparation of a Section 4F Statement, which may affect the overall project schedule.




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                                                      Regional Express
Project                                         999     REX Capital Program Reserve

Description

Scope: The Capital Program Reserve is a means to manage risk and uncertainty for REX capital projects. There is a separate fund for
each subarea to ensure completion of the capital program within available funds.
Changes since 2004:
Snohomish - Reserve has been increased by $4.2M from Lynnwood HOV Access (111) and $2.1M from Lynnwood Transit Center (311).
Snohomish reserves are expected to be used to fund the completion of the South Everett Freeway Station (319) and the Mountlake
Terrace Freeway Station (312). The timing of these transfers is yet to be determined.

South King - Reserves increased by $32k from Redondo Heights P&R (350)

East King -
Transfers into program reserves from: 85th Corridor Improvements (141) $5.5M; Bellevue HOV Access (145) $2.0M; SR-900 P&R (166)
$1.9M; Bellevue TC (322) $0.75M; Overlake TC (332) $0.2M; Bothell Branch Campus Access (372) $2.9M; SR-522 Enhancements -
Kenmore (384) $5.9M.
Transfers out from program reserves to: Canyon Park Freeway Station (324) $2.5M; Issaquah TC (326) $15.5M; Mercer Island P&R (354)
$4.3M; Sammamish P&R (380) $1.1M; SR-522 Enhancements - Bothell (385) $8.6M

Pierce - Reserves increased by $0.6M from South Hill P&R (358). Total Pierce County reserves of $4.5M then transferred to the Sounder
Pierce County Program Reserve.

History: The Program Reserve was proposed for the first time in the 2002 budget.

                                    Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                     0
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                  61,607
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                   49,036

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007       2008         2009          Total
Snohomish County                           0            0           0       514         5,679     19,177             0        25,370
South King County                          0            0           0          0             0          0       2,010          2,010
East King County                           0            0           0          0             0          0      21,656         21,656
Pierce County                              0            0           0          0             0          0            0              0
Total                                      0            0           0        514        5,679     19,177       23,665         49,036

  Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007       2008        2009           Total
Contingency                             0               0           0       514         5,679     19,177      23,665          49,036
Total                                    0              0           0       514        5,679      19,177      23,665           49,036




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                              AGENCY OPERATIONS


                  FY Proposed 2005 Agency Operations
                                              (YOE $000)




                                                                      Net Staff Operating Budget
                                                                      $16,748 (33.8%)
                                                                      Community Development
                                                                      Fund $5,186 (10.5%)
                                                                      STart
                                                                      $2,804 (5.7%)
                                                                      Transit Oriented Development
                                                                      $560 (1.1%)
                                                                      Administrative Capital
                        $49,485                                       $807 (1.6%)
                                                                      Non-capitalizable costs
                                                                      $6,090 (12.3%)
                                                                      Debt Service
                                                                      $17,290 (34.9%)




    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
    Agency Operations consolidates the activities of the agency that support the project and service
    delivery, manage board-approved initiatives and programs and cover agencywide costs not
    associated with an individual project or modal service. The major program areas include staff
    operations, debt service, non-capitalizable costs, the Community Development Fund, STart and
    Transit Oriented Development.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget for Agency Operations is $49.5 million, $45.8 million for operational
    expenses and $3.7 million for capital.




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                                     Agency Operations
                                     2005 Budget Summary


                                       Operating         Capital
                                         Budget          Budget        Total
         Net Staff Operations         $ 16,748,429   $         -   $ 16,748,429
         Community Development Fund      5,185,998             -      5,185,998
         STart                               5,000     2,798,745      2,803,745
         Transit Oriented Development      440,000       120,000        560,000
         Administrative Capital                  -       806,500        806,500
         Non-capitalizable costs         6,090,409             -      6,090,409
         Debt Service                   17,290,335             -     17,290,335
            Subtotal                  $ 45,760,171   $ 3,725,245   $ 49,485,416




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    STAFF OPERATIONS
    Sound Transit employs both corporate staff which administers it’s programs and services, and
    operations staff that is directly involved in transit operations. The costs for corporate employees
    and associated expenses are captured within the agency’s staff budgets, which are detailed by the
    agency’s eight department’s later in this section of the Proposed 2005 Budget. These costs
    include salaries and benefits for all agency non-operational employees, materials and supplies,
    utilities, insurance, depreciation, leases and rentals and other miscellaneous expenses. In addition,
    this section presents detailed Objectives and Action Plans for each department for 2005.
    The proposed Staff budget for 2005 represents a $801 thousand (2 percent) increase from the
    Adopted 2004 Budget. The Proposed 2005 budget contains 5 additional staff positions over 2004
    budget levels. As part of the agency reorganization, five positions related to Regional Express and
    Sounder operations are being assigned to Transit Operations for 2005. These positions and their
    costs will be reported within the transit operations budgets. (See “Appendix A: Sound Transit
    2005 Staffing Plan” for details). Positions dedicated to the operation of Tacoma Link, Regional
    Express, and Sounder, are listed under Transit Operations Budget Summary in the Service
    Delivery section of this document.



              ST Staff Operating Budget Change Summary
                                               Adopted            Proposed             $               %
                  Department                2004 Budget       2005 Budget            Change          Change
      Board Administration                 $      614,507     $      622,677     $         8,170           1%
      Capital Projects                          5,071,440           5,050,439          (21,001)            0%
      CDF Staff                                   163,774            155,157               (8,617)         -5%
      Central Costs                             5,586,752           5,018,098         (568,654)         -10%
      Executive                                10,104,522          10,248,204          143,682             1%
      Finance & Information Technology          9,525,096          10,269,402          744,306             8%
      Legal                                     2,148,361           2,536,155          387,794             18%
      Link                                      8,493,079           8,480,021          (13,058)            0%
      Project Delivery Support                  7,645,205           7,416,154         (229,051)            -3%
     Transportation Services                    3,571,398           3,929,183          357,785             10%
    Total Staff Operating Budget               52,924,134          53,725,490          801,356             2%
      Allocation to Capital                    (27,781,778)       (29,147,768)       (1,365,990)           5%
      Allocation to Transit Services            (6,180,180)        (5,516,511)         663,669          -11%
     Depreciation                               (2,984,256)        (2,312,782)         671,474          -23%
    Net Staff Operating Budget                 15,977,920         $16,748,429         $770,509             5%




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               Sound Transit Staff Operating Budget Summary
                                                          2003               Adopted                 2004                Proposed
  Description                                             Actuals           2004 Budget             Estimate            2005 Budget


  SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                            18,699,081            22,976,546           20,553,135             22,625,955
        Benefits                                             9,183,343            10,618,812           10,462,203             11,982,223
             Subtotal                                       27,882,424            33,595,358           31,015,338             34,608,178

  SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                2,150,119             3,631,750             1,806,372             4,166,300
        Legal                                                  489,319               290,000               436,611               399,900
        Accounting/Auditing                                    532,413               750,000               664,302               625,000
        Maintenance                                            342,223               458,578               240,503               542,720
        Printing/Binding                                       148,306               366,950               171,444               297,700
        Advertising/Marketing                                  138,633               302,000               140,054               332,750
        Interlocal Agreements                                  172,258               536,098               170,697               535,000
        Other Services                                       2,229,350             1,814,274             2,406,618             1,504,303
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                      422,905               787,270               455,640               881,699
              Subtotal                                       6,625,525             8,936,920             6,492,241             9,285,372

  MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                        385,299               293,145               353,900               327,385
        Postage                                                 53,529               118,000                53,345               110,050
        Small Equipment/Furniture                              429,561               355,104               230,660               196,974
        Other Materials & Supplies                             170,229               273,380               522,835               302,400
             Subtotal                                        1,038,618             1,039,629             1,160,739               936,809

  MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                     207,120               236,804               109,847               243,215
        Travel & Meetings                                      316,084               418,339               260,219               377,101
        Books & Subcriptions                                    61,415                75,089                50,568                92,390
        Training                                               126,395               292,490                71,899               270,193
        Other Misc. Expenses                                 1,338,547             1,156,789             4,181,620             1,254,860
        Contingency                                                  0               175,000                 4,386               175,000
             Subtotal                                        2,049,561             2,354,511             4,678,538             2,412,759

  LEASES AND RENTALS
        Admin Facilities Rental                              1,960,864             2,092,968             1,946,416             2,213,338
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                168,237               191,167               152,813               243,167
        Meeting Space                                            4,334                29,000                 2,229                23,025
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                 87,671                90,028               126,607                74,300
            Subtotal                                         2,221,106             2,403,163             2,228,065             2,553,830

  OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                              509,183               577,500               450,337               593,010
        Insurance                                              700,860             1,002,000               774,518             1,002,000
        Taxes                                                    4,131                 1,697                 6,604                 3,300
        Interest Expense                                        16,221                29,000                 9,036                17,450
        Depreciation                                         2,810,341             2,984,356             2,829,892             2,312,782
               Subtotal                                      4,040,736             4,594,553             4,070,387             3,928,542

     TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                 43,857,971            52,924,134           49,645,308             53,725,490




*** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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      Sound Transit Staff Operating Change Summary
                                         Adopted       Proposed          $           %
  Description                             2004           2005         Change       Change

  Salaries and Benefits
      Salaries                            22,976,546     22,625,955     -350,591         -1.53%
      Benefits                            10,618,812     11,982,223    1,363,411        12.84%
           Subtotal                       33,595,358     34,608,178    1,012,820         3.01%

  Services
      Consultant/Management                3,631,750      4,166,300     534,550         14.72%
      Legal                                  290,000        399,900     109,900         37.90%
      Accounting/Auditing                   750,000        625,000      -125,000       -16.67%
      Maintenance                           458,578        542,720       84,142         18.35%
      Printing/Binding                      366,950        297,700       -69,250       -18.87%
      Advertising/Marketing                 302,000        332,750        30,750        10.18%
      Interlocal Agreements                 536,098        535,000        -1,098        -0.20%
      Other Services                       1,814,274      1,504,303     -309,971       -17.09%
      Software And Hardware Maintenanc       787,270        881,699       94,429        11.99%
           Subtotal                        8,936,920      9,285,372     348,452          3.90%

  Materials and Supplies
      Office Supplies                       293,145        327,385       34,240         11.68%
      Postage                               118,000        110,050       -7,950         -6.74%
      Small Equipment/Furniture             355,104        196,974      -158,130       -44.53%
      Other Materials & Supplies             273,380       302,400        29,020        10.62%
           Subtotal                        1,039,629       936,809      -102,820        -9.89%

  Miscellaneous Expenses
      Dues & Memberships                    236,804        243,215         6,411          2.71%
      Travel & Meetings                     418,339        377,101       -41,238         -9.86%
      Books & Subcriptions                    75,089        92,390       17,301         23.04%
      Training                              292,490        270,193       -22,297         -7.62%
      Other Misc. Expenses                 1,156,789      1,254,860      98,071          8.48%
      Contingency                            175,000        175,000           0          0.00%
           Subtotal                        2,354,511      2,412,759      58,248          2.47%

  Leases and Rentals
      Admin Facilities Rental              2,092,968      2,213,338     120,370          5.75%
      Leased Vehicles/Parking               191,167        243,167       52,000         27.20%
      Meeting Space                           29,000        23,025        -5,975       -20.60%
      Leased Funiture & Equip                 90,028         74,300     -15,728        -17.47%
           Subtotal                        2,403,163      2,553,830     150,667          6.27%

  Other Expenses
      Utilities                              577,500        593,010      15,510          2.69%
      Insurance                            1,002,000      1,002,000           0          0.00%
      Taxes                                    1,697          3,300       1,603         94.46%
      Interest Expense                        29,000         17,450      -11,550       -39.83%
      Depreciation                         2,984,356      2,312,782     -671,574       -22.50%
           Subtotal                        4,594,553      3,928,542     -666,011       -14.50%

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                  52,924,134     53,725,490     801,356          1.51%




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    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND
    On November 18, 1999, by Resolution No. R99-34, the Sound Transit Board established a $50
    million (YOE$) Transit-Oriented Community Development Fund to be available to mitigate
    impacts of the construction and operation of light rail in Southeast Seattle. The CDF will be
    funded in two parts: the Community Development Account which will be funded and overseen by
    the city of Seattle and the Supplemental Mitigation Account to be overseen and funded by Sound
    Transit from contributions by the city of Seattle and King County.
    During 2003, a non-profit corporation named the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund
    (RVCDF) was established by the community to implement the CDF programs as approved by the
    Sound Transit Board and city of Seattle in the adopted Operating Plan. The resources associated
    with the Supplemental Mitigation Account will be recorded and remain in Sound Transit’s
    financial system until disbursed to affected parties. The RVCDF will provide services to Sound
    Transit in evaluating and recommending transactions for approved programs. To that end, Sound
    Transit executed a long-term service agreement with the RVCDF to implement the Supplemental
    Mitigation programs contained within the Operating Plan with the expectation that the city of
    Seattle will execute a long-term agreement for Community Development programs once
    developed.
    The resources contained within the Supplemental Mitigation Account are Sound Transit’s
    responsibility and as such 2005 transactions will be detailed in the proposed 2005 Sound Transit
    Budget as depicted below. The operations budget for 2005 of $5.2 million includes $4.5 million
    for mitigation payments and $686 thousand in administrative costs.


                                         Community Development Fund
                                                    2005 Budget Summary

                                                                                            2005
                                CDF Program Transactions
                                 Mitigation Payments                                  $    4,500,000
                                 Advances                                                    280,000
                                  Subtotal                                                 4,780,000

                                CDF Administrative Costs
                                 Service Contract Payments                                   514,841
                                 Escrow Fees                                                  10,000
                                 ST Internal Costs                                           161,157
                                  Subtotal                                                   685,998

                                CDF Revenue
                                 Interest on Advances                                          15,000
                                 Interest on Idle Funds                                        15,000
                                   Subtotal                                                    30,000

        1.    65 mitigation payments and 5 advances are projected in 2005.
        2.   Advances will be recorded on the balance sheet and will not be part of the operating budget.
        3.   Service contract payments are made monthly to the RVCDF for implementing the program.
        4.   Sound Transit internal fees are staff costs and other services incurred in supporting the program. Budgeted FTE costs are
             included in Central Costs of staff operating budget. All other administrative and program costs are included as Other
             Operating Projects.
        5.   Interest on advances is calculated based on repayments and outstanding balances as of December 31, 2005.
        6.   Interest on idle funds is calculated on Sound Transit funds segregated for CDF purposes.




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    TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOMENT (TOD)
    The board established the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program in 1997. Subsequent
    motions and resolutions provide program guidance, including M99-60 prescribing TOD
    evaluation criteria and the Real Property Disposition Policy and Procedures (R99-35) focusing on
    joint development. Those board actions direct the TOD Program to create transit supportive
    development and communities at Sound Transit facilities, stations, and station areas by working
    with local jurisdictions, property owners and developers.
    Since 2001, the TOD Program has focused on four main activities:
    Technical assistance: providing staff and consulting expertise to the Sound Transit project staff,
    cities, counties, and not-for-profit agencies within the district. During 2004, technical assistance
    includes Regional Express’ Kirkland Totem Lake transit center and the proposed downtown
    Kirkland transit center; station area and station location analyses for North Link’s Advanced
    Conceptual Engineering effort; participation in Snohomish County’s Urban Centers
    Demonstration Ordinance project review process; providing technical parking research for the
    city of Sumner, and researching retail opportunities for the Tacoma Dome District. The retail
    effort is funded by Puget Sound Regional Council, in partnership with the District, Pierce Transit,
    and the city of Tacoma’s Economic Development Department. On adoption of the Federal Way
    TOD Agreement, retail or mixed use opportunities will be explored for two parcels adjacent to
    the transit center.
    Facility enhancement: improvements to existing facilities that support transit and pedestrian
    connections and increased ridership. This year the TOD Program sponsored a revised streetscape
    design creating a retail-friendly plaza area across from the Othello Station.
    Strategic acquisition: includes identifying potential sites to preserve or create TOD
    opportunities by working with local jurisdictions, property owners and developers. During 2004,
    acquisition began for the Woodinville Park and Ride property slated for a city-supported mixed
    use transit project.
    Broker/catalyst/partner: working with the Program’s clients to create increased ridership
    through appropriate development. During 2004 twenty-one station/facility profiles were
    completed using GIS mapping and field work that describe existing conditions within a ¼ mile
    radius. This information is available for use by local jurisdictions and developers.


                                   Transit Oriented Development
                                           2005 Budget Summary

                                                        2005              1997-2009
                                                      Proposed            Proposed
                                                       Budget              Budget
                       Operating Expenditures       $    440,000         $ 1,064,230
                       Capital                           120,000            5,020,000
                       Total                        $    560,000         $ 6,084,230



    The Proposed 2005 Budget for TOD is $560 thousand, which is composed of $440 thousand in
    operating expenditures and $120 thousand of capital investment. The lifetime budget is increased
    by $4.9 million to reflect a transfer from the Regional Express program for the Woodinville TOD
    project.



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    Work program planning for 2005 includes continued involvement in the Tacoma Dome District
    station area development, exploring specific development concepts for North Link and Central
    Link stations, providing technical assistance to Regional Express at several facilities, and leading
    predevelopment activities for the proposed Woodinville TOD project. The TOD Program will
    assist in completing the agency’s Real Property Utilization Plan as required by Resolution R99-
    35.




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                         2005 Proposed Capital Outlays by Subarea
                                             Transit Oriented Development
  Sub Area                                1997-2003           2004     2005         2006         2007       2008            2009         Total
   Snohomish County                               0            100         0           0                0          0             0         100
   East King County                               0              0       120          220         1,900      1,400           1,280        4,920

   Transit Oriented Development                   0            100       120          220         1,900      1,400           1,280        5,020




                                   Proposed 2005 Budget by Phase
   Phase                                  1997-2003           2004     2005         2006         2007       2008           2009          Total
      10 Agency Administration                    0              0        20           20          100        100              100          340
      20 Pre-Engineering/Env Review               0              0       100          200               0          0              0         300
      30 Final Design and Specification           0              0         0            0          500             0              0         500
      40 ROW Acquisition and Permits              0              0         0            0            0             0              0           0
      50 Construction                             0            100         0           0                0          0              0         100
      90 Contingency                              0              0         0            0         1,300      1,300            1,180       3,780

   Transit Oriented Development                   0            100       120          220         1,900      1,400            1,280       5,020




                          Proposed 2005 Capital Budget by Project
Project Number and Name                    1997-2003           2004     2005         2006          2007       2008           2009        Total

 340 Ashway TOD                                           0      100            0            0          0          0              0          100
 341 Woodinville TOD                                      0        0          120          220      1,900      1,400          1,280        4,920

Transit Oriented Development                          0         100       120          220         1,900      1,400           1,280        5,020




      Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                                             Page 167 of 280
                                         Transit Oriented Development
Project                                         3401    Ashway TOD

Description

This TOD facility enhancement project provides matching funds for a $290,000 signalized intersection between the Park & Ride lot and a
new transit/pedestrian village, Newberry Square.

This project is complete.

                                    Summaries

                                               Baseline (in YOE$000)                     0
                                      Current Budget (in YOE$000)                      100
                                    Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                       100

Capital Costs
Sub Area                         1997-03         2004        2005        2006        2007         2008         2009          Total
Snohomish County                           0        100             0           0            0           0            0              100
Total                                      0           100          0           0            0           0            0              100

   Capital Cost Elements
          Cost Element           1997-03         2004        2005        2006        2007         2008        2009           Total
Construction                            0           100             0           0            0           0            0              100
Total                                   0           100             0           0            0           0            0              100




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                                         Transit Oriented Development
Project                                          84341 Woodinville TOD

Description

The proposed Woodinville TOD is proposed as a mixed use, work force housing project to be built over the existing Woodinville Park &
Ride lot. A mix of up to 388 units would be built above the existing 459 parking space. The park & ride function would remain. The housing
would serve low to moderate incomes, with a mix of housing types and some retail space. Sound Transit TOD is working with the City of
Woodinville, and ARCH to bring this project from feasibility and design to the Sound Transit Board as a capital project.

                                     Summaries

                                                Baseline (in YOE$000)                      0
                                       Current Budget (in YOE$000)                         0
                                     Proposed Budget (in YOE$000)                      4,920

Capital Costs
Sub Area                          1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007         2008         2009          Total
East King County                            0            0       120         220         1,900        1,400        1,280          4,920
Total                                       0            0        120          220       1,900        1,400        1,280           4,920

   Capital Cost Elements
           Cost Element           1997-03         2004        2005        2006         2007         2008         2009           Total
Agency Administration                    0               0         20          20         100          100          100                 340
Pre-Engineering/Env Review               0               0        100         200           0            0            0                 300
Final Design and Specification            0              0           0           0         500            0            0                500
Contingency                               0              0          0           0        1,300        1,300        1,180             3,780
Total                                     0              0        120         220        1,900        1,400        1,280             4,920




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    PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
    The Sound Transit Board has endorsed a public art program to work with artists, community and
    project staff to develop art projects for the agency’s capital projects that reflects the community’s
    interest and reflect positively on the agency.
    The Sound Transit art policy adopted by the board in January 1998:
        recognizes a wide range of opportunities for art, from discrete artworks to artistic
        enhancements, to functional elements of facilities.
        commits to having artists work with the preliminary and final design teams on the
        development of the project design and on the integration of art into the system as a whole.
        establishes an art budget calculated as 1% of capital construction costs, excluding the cost of
        tunneling. The funds for art are pooled within subareas.
    To carry out the policy, the Sound Transit Art Program (STart) was established. STart is staffed
    by one full-time administrator responsible for coordinating the work of the art program.
    Art and design are developed collaboratively through a process involving communities,
    engineers, architects, landscape architects, artists and staff working together and sharing ideas.
    Because art is intended to be an integral part of Sound Transit facilities, it is reviewed during the
    design review process organized for each project.
    To date, art projects have been completed for Tacoma Link, all Seattle-Tacoma Sounder stations,
    and the following Regional Express projects: Pacific Avenue Overpass, Lynnwood Transit
    Center, South Hill Park-and-Ride, Overlake Transit Center, DuPont Station, Sunset Interchange.
    Artwork designs have been reviewed and approved for Central Link, Totem Lake Freeway
    Station, Bellevue Rider Services Building, Federal Way Transit Center, and Sammamish Park-
    and-Ride. Artwork proposals are currently being developed for Eastgate HOV Access, Mercer
    Island Park-and-Ride and the Issaquah Transit Center. In 2004, a temporary art project entitled
    “STreet Art” was initiated along the Central Link construction route. More than 80 artworks by
    community artists were installed on construction fencing along the alignment.


                                            Public Art (STart)
                                           2005 Budget Summary

                                                          2005               1997-2009
                                                        Proposed             Proposed
                                                         Budget                Budget
                       Operating Expenditures         $      5,000         $      37,500
                       Capital                           2,798,745            17,801,000
                       Total                          $ 2,803,745          $ 17,838,500



    The Proposed 2005 Budget for STart is $2.8 million which is composed of $5 thousand in
    operating expenditures and $2.8 million of capital investment. The lifetime budget remains
    unchanged at $17.9 million. Operational expenses consist of the cost of maintaining and cleaning
    installed art work and temporarily storing completed art prior to installation.




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                            Page 170 of 280
                                       Sound Transit Public Art Program

Description
The Sound Transit Art Program - STart - is responsible for incorporating public art into Sound Transit systems and facilities. The artwork
will reflect the communities served and contribute to a positive experience for customers. In 2005 the program will focus on fabrication of
artworks to be integrated into Central Link; design of artwork for the Mukilteo, Lakewood and S. Tacoma Sounder Stations; design and
fabrication of artwork for the Bellevue Transit Center and Rider Services building, Sammamish Park-and Ride Lot, Totem Lake Freeway
Station/NE 128th, Federal Way Transit Center, Mercer Island Transit Center, Eastlake Transit Access, Issaquah Transit Center; artist
selection and proposal development for the Canyon Park Freeway Station and I-5 at 317th project; and insuring that installed artworks are
maintained.

                                 Summaries        Baseline (in YOE $000)            $0
                                                  Adopted (in YOE $000)        $17,801
                                                 Proposedt (in YOE $000)       $17,801

Capital Costs
Sub Area                   1997-03          2004          2005           2006            2007         2008          2009           Total
Snohomish County              $387            $312          $133           $251             $10           $0            $0         $1,092
North King County             $769            $190        $1,057         $1,661            $540       $2,042        $1,344         $7,602
South King County              $669           $144          $686           $527           $609        $1,048         $1,104        $4,788
East King County               $407            $61          $682           $907           $323          $361             $0        $2,739
Pierce County                  $954           $133          $242           $150           $102            $0             $0        $1,580
Total                        $3,185           $840        $2,799         $3,495          $1,583       $3,451         $2,449       $17,801




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    DEBT SERVICE
    As of September 1, 2004, Sound Transit has $350 million of long-term bonds outstanding the
    proceeds of which were used to finance construction of capital projects. Payment of interest,
    principal and issuance costs on these bonds is $17.3 million in the Proposed 2005 Budget,
    unchanged from 2004. The $187 thousand budget related to issuance costs is cannot be
    capitalized to the projects.

    NON CAPITALIZABLE COSTS
    As a result of input from the agency’s financial auditor, it was determined that certain staff
    operations costs (insurance, taxes, operating leases and rentals, depreciation and amortization)
    should not be capitalized but rather expensed. In addition, some of the agency’s capital projects
    have not progressed as rapidly as initially anticipated, resulting in a need to reevaluate Sound
    Transit’s cost allocation system. As a result of this reevaluation, Sound Transit is expensing more
    general and administration costs. These costs are captured as “noncapitalizable costs” within each
    department. This approach will allow the agency to reflect more accurately the true costs of its
    capital assets once completed, and ultimately have lower operating costs for its transportation
    services.


                                      Non-capitalizable costs
                                         2005 Budget Summary

                                                                 2005
                                                               Proposed
                                                                Budget
                              Link light rail                 $ 3,645,110
                              Sounder commuter rail             1,704,949
                              Regional Express bus                740,350
                              Total                           $ 6,090,409




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                             BOARD ADMINISTRATION
    Sound Transit Board of Directors
    Objectives
    1.   Provide governance, establish policy, and set overall direction for the agency.
    2.   Work with other legislative bodies on topics affecting and/or of interest to Sound Transit,
         such as federal funding, state legislation, and communication with legislative bodies at the
         local jurisdiction level.
    3.   Work with local jurisdictions and other entities on capital construction projects to ensure a
         collaborative approach.

    Board Administration
    Objectives
    1.   Direct the organizational services in support of board processes by developing/maintaining
         decision support systems, coordinating information flows, and assisting the board in its
         shaping of current policy structures.
    2.   Ensure that board and Committee proceedings comply with board-adopted rules and
         operating procedures, as well as with state law, including the enabling legislation, Open
         Public Meetings Act, and Open Public Records Act.
    3.   Ensure the integrity of official records and files including certification and filing of
         legislative actions and board proceedings.
    4.   Direct Sound Transit’s Records Management function. Ensure systems are developed,
         implemented, and refined for records storage, removal of inactive records, and disposal of
         expired records. Arrange permanent storage of essential and historically valuable records in
         accordance with state laws and regulations.
    Action plans
    1.   Continue to provide ongoing support to Sound Transit Board, Committees, and staff by
         directing the development and compilation of agenda and support information. Provide
         consultation to agency staff regarding board decision-making processes, environment, and
         strategies through the assignment of Board Administration resource staff to Sound Transit
         departments. Lead weekly agenda meetings for internal quality assurance and quality control
         to ensure boardmembers have the information and materials needed to make decisions, take
         action, and provide direction and oversight.
    2.   Improve ease of access to official records of board proceedings, schedules, agendas, and
         decision-making materials through agency website enhancements and improvements.
    3.   Provide staff support to the Performance Audit Committee including agenda development,
         research, preparation of meeting materials, and logistical arrangements. Committee charged
         with providing an independent, third party review of management’s performance, evaluating
         the economy, efficiency of operations, effectiveness in achieving desired results, and
         compliance with relevant policies, laws, and regulations.
    4.   Manage response to board-related public correspondence to ensure prompt, accurate,
         consistent, and clear responses, in support of the Office of Corporate and Strategic
         Communications.




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    5.   Implement the records management subsystem of the agency’s Project Control document
         management initiative to manage record retention and disposition schedules to ensure that
         records are retained as long as needed for administrative, fiscal, legal, or historical/research
         purposes.




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 Board Administration Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                              342,595               396,492               299,009                 381,243
        Benefits                                              159,960               150,873               147,228                 165,384
            Subtotal                                          502,555               547,365               446,237                 546,627

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                        0                 4,000                    0                  19,300
        Legal                                                        0                     0                    0                       0
        Accounting/Auditing                                          0                     0                    0                       0
        Maintenance                                             12,182                20,737                7,188                  21,500
        Printing/Binding                                           392                   500                3,497                     500
        Advertising/Marketing                                        0                     0                    0                       0
        Interlocal Agreements                                        0                     0                    0                       0
        Other Services                                           9,543                12,550                3,439                   4,500
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                            0                     0                    0                       0
             Subtotal                                           22,117                37,787               14,124                  45,800

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                          5,606                 5,405                 1,730                  7,000
        Postage                                                      0                   500                     0                    500
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                   43                     0                     0                      0
        Other Materials & Supplies                                   0                 1,500                     0                  1,500
             Subtotal                                            5,649                 7,405                 1,730                  9,000

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                         175                   350                    0                     250
        Travel & Meetings                                       16,212                18,790               11,501                  19,000
        Books & Subcriptions                                        55                   500                    0                     750
        Training                                                    58                 1,500                    0                   1,250
        Other Misc. Expenses                                        10                     0                    0                       0
        Contingency                                                  0                     0                    0                       0
            Subtotal                                            16,510                21,140               11,501                  21,250

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0                     0                    0                      0
        Meeting Space                                                 0                     0                    0                      0
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0                     0                    0                      0
           Subtotal                                                   0                     0                    0                      0

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                     0                  810                   153                      0
        Insurance                                                     0                    0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                         0                    0                     0                      0
        Interest Expense                                              0                    0                     0                      0
        Depreciation                                                  0                    0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                                0                  810                   153                      0

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                      546,832                614,507              473,745                 622,677




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                                   CAPITAL PROJECTS
    The goal of the Capital Projects Department is to deliver quality projects on time and on budget,
    in partnership with the communities we serve.
    Objectives
    1.   Achieve consistent program and project management to ensure quality, cost effectiveness
         and timely implementation of projects by:
         (a) Finalizing integration and update of design process, procedures, guidelines, and
             standards for the Capital Projects Department.
         (b) Finalizing integration and update of construction process, procedures, guidelines and
             standards for the Capital Projects Department.
         (c) Applying agency principles and industry standards of project management, tracking, and
             reporting through clear and detailed procedures.
    2.   Realize at least an 85% expenditures against forecasted cash flow.

    Sounder
    2005 Action plans—Sounder—Everett-Seattle Segment
    The following action plans and activities will be executed in 2005 to support Sounder commuter
    rail service:
    Everett-Seattle Segment
                                  PE/ED        Final Design    Right-of-way    Construction      Operations
                                                                Acquisition
    100 Everett to Seattle
                                                                               4Q 03 - 2Q 08
    Track and Facilities
    131 Everett to Seattle
                               1Q 04 - 1Q 05   3Q 04 - 3Q 05                   2Q 05 - 2Q 08
    Environmental Mitigation
    201 Everett Multimodal
                                                                               4Q 04 - 4Q 05
    Station Phase 2
    205 Mukilteo Station       1Q 01 - 2Q 05   2Q 06 - 3Q 06   1Q 05 - 3Q 06
    207 Edmonds Station                        4Q 04 - 2Q 05                   3Q 05 - 4Q 06   Temp Station Op

     2005 Action plans—Sounder—Tacoma-Seattle Segment
    Seattle-Tacoma Segment
                                  PE/ED        Final Design    Right-of-way    Construction      Operations
                                                                Acquisition
    110/120 Seattle to
    Tacoma Track and                                                           2Q 99 - 3Q 07   Phase 1 complete
    Facilities




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    2005 Action plans— Sounder—Lakewood-Tacoma Segment
    Lakewood-Tacoma Segment
                                  PE/ED        Final Design    Right-of-way    Construction     Operations
                                                                Acquisition

    130 Tacoma to Lakewood
                               1Q 01 - 2Q 05   2Q 05 - 4Q 05   2Q 03 - 2Q 05
    Track and Facilities

    251 South Tacoma Station                   1Q 05 - 1Q 06   2Q 02 - 2Q 05

    253 Lakewood Station                       2Q 05 - 2Q 06   2Q 02 - 3Q 05

    2005 Action plans— Sounder System-Wide Projects
    System-wide projects
                                  PE/ED        Final Design    Right-of-way    Construction     Operations
                                                                Acquisition

    140 System-wide Layover                    4Q 05 - 4Q 06   3Q 01 - 2Q 06   2Q 01 - 2Q 08

    216 System-wide CCTV
                                               4Q 04 - 4Q 05
    and PIS




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    Regional Express
    2005 Action plans—Regional Express--Snohomish County
    The following action plans and activities will be executed in 2005 to support ST Express bus
    service:
    Snohomish County Projects
                                   PE/ED           Final Design          Right-of-way        Construction            Operations
                                                                          Acquisition
    Community Connections
    316 North Everett Transit
                                                Per agreement with the City of Everett. Sound Transit's funding contribution
    Center/Everett Community    2Q 04 - 4Q 04
                                                capped.
    College
    HOV Direct Access
    111 Lynnwood HOV
                                                                                          1Q 03 – 1Q 05        Projected for 4Q 04
    Access/46th Ave W
    105 Ash Way Transit
                                                                                          1Q 03 – 1Q 06
    Access/164th SW
    319 South Everett Freeway
                                2Q 02 – 2Q 05   4Q 04 - 1Q 06
    Station/112th St SE
    312 Mountlake Terrace
    Freeway Station/236th SW    3Q 03 – 1Q 05                     Final design pending Board action expected 2Q 05




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    2005 Action Plans—Regional Express—East King County
    East King County
                                      PE/ED           Final Design        Right-of-way         Construction          Operations
                                                                           Acquisition
    Community Connections
    376 Woodinville Arterial
    HOV Enhancements/SR                                                                        1Q 05 - 4Q 05
    202/SR 522
    323 Bellevue Rider Services
                                                                                               3Q 04 – 2Q 05
    Building
    355 Issaquah Highlands Park-
                                                                                               4Q 04 – 1Q 06
    and-Ride/ Highland Dr
    380 Sammamish Park-and-
                                                                                               2Q 05 – 4Q 05
    Ride/228th SE
    372 Bothell Branch Campus
                                                     4 Q 04 - 3Q 05                            3Q 05 – 1Q 06
    Access/195th /I-405
    354 Mercer Island Park-and-
                                                     4Q 04 – 1Q 06        2Q 04 - 1Q 05
    Ride/N Mercer Way
    141 85th Corridor/Related
                                                     4Q 04 – 3Q 05
    Improvements
    384 SR 522 HOV
                                   3Q 02 – 1Q 05
    Enhancements Kenmore
    385 SR 522 HOV
                                   3Q 02 – 1Q 05
    Enhancements Bothell
    326 Issaquah Transit
                                   4Q 03 – 3Q 04     3Q 04 - 4Q 05
    Center/SR 900
    374 Redmond Transit Center
                                   1Q 05 - 2Q 06
    (new project)
    328 Totem Lake Transit
                                                   Dependent upon resolution of easements, relationship with Everegreen Hospital,
    Center/Evergreen Medical       2Q 98 – 4Q 04
                                                   scope, schedule and budget for ST contribution.
    Center
    330 Newcastle Transit Center                   Per Board direction, FD to start when development occurs per Newcastle Downtown
                                   1Q 03 – 4Q 04
                                                   Community Plan.
    378 Yarrow Point Stop
                                   3Q 03 – 4Q 04      1Q 05 - 3Q05
    Improvements
    HOV Direct Access
    145 Bellevue HOV Access                                                                    2Q 02 – 1Q 05       Projected 4Q 04
    160 Eastgate Transit
                                                                                               1Q 05 – 1Q 07
    Access/142nd Ave SE
    140 Totem Lake Freeway
                                                                          1Q 03 – 1Q 05        2Q 05 – 2Q 08
    Station/NE128th
    324 Canyon Park Freeway
                                                     4Q 04 – 4Q 05
    Station/I-405
    382 I-90 Two-way Transit &
                                                     4Q 04 – 1Q 06
    HOV Operations
    150 Renton HOV Access/N
                                   4Q 99 – 4Q 04          TBD
    8th




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    2005 Action Plans—Regional Express—South King County

    South King County
                                 PE/ED        Final Design   Right-of-way   Construction    Operations
                                                             Acquisition
    Community Connections
    321 Federal Way Transit
                                                                            3Q 04 – 4Q 05   Projected for 4Q 05
    Center/S 317th
    HOV Direct Access
    125 Federal Way HOV
                                                                            2Q 04 – 4Q 05   Projected for 4Q 05
    Access/S 317th
    131 Star Lake Freeway
                              2Q 98 – 2Q 06
    Station/S 272nd




Proposed 2005 Budget                                                                               Page 180 of 280
 Capital Projects Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                                      0           3,309,045                      0              3,169,488
        Benefits                                                      0           1,539,296                      0              1,675,041
            Subtotal                                                  0           4,848,341                      0              4,844,529

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                         0                5,000                     0                 65,500
        Legal                                                         0                5,000                     0                 10,000
        Accounting/Auditing                                           0                    0                     0                      0
        Maintenance                                                   0                    0                     0                      0
        Printing/Binding                                              0                8,450                     0                  9,500
        Advertising/Marketing                                         0                1,500                     0                  2,000
        Interlocal Agreements                                         0                    0                     0                      0
        Other Services                                                0               98,150                     0                 10,000
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                             0                    0                     0                      0
             Subtotal                                                 0              118,100                     0                 97,000

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                               0               12,000                     0                 12,000
        Postage                                                       0                1,300                     0                  1,000
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                     0                5,100                     0                  5,500
        Other Materials & Supplies                                    0                9,000                     0                  6,500
             Subtotal                                                 0               27,400                     0                 25,000

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                            0                4,034                     0                  4,900
        Travel & Meetings                                             0               30,061                     0                 34,300
        Books & Subcriptions                                          0                3,100                     0                   -800
        Training                                                      0               33,766                     0                 31,850
        Other Misc. Expenses                                          0                3,700                     0                      0
        Contingency                                                   0                    0                     0                      0
            Subtotal                                                  0               74,661                     0                 70,250

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0                    0                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                                 0                  500                     0                  2,500
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0                    0                     0                      0
           Subtotal                                                   0                  500                     0                  2,500

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                     0                2,438                     0                 11,160
        Insurance                                                     0                    0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                         0                    0                     0                      0
        Interest Expense                                              0                    0                     0                      0
        Depreciation                                                  0                    0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                                0                2,438                     0                 11,160

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                              0            5,071,440                      0             5,050,439




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                           EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
    CEO OFFICE

    Chief Executive Officer
    Objectives
    1.   Provide leadership for staff support to enable the Sound Transit Board to anticipate and be
         prepared for upcoming policy decisions, and to monitor the activities of the agency.
    2.   Recruit, retain and develop a qualified and diverse senior management team to lead staff in
         the effective implementation of Sound Move.
    3.   Represent Sound Transit and support staff efforts to increase public involvement. This
         includes engaging communities in the planning, design and construction of Sound Transit
         facilities and services.
    4.   Ensure that agency staff manages projects effectively. Monitor project budgets, schedules
         and scope. Keep the board and the public informed of program progress and risks.
    5.   Assess agency needs and align resources to implement Sound Move.
    6.   Strengthen Sound Transit’s role in federal, state and regional forums. Foster strong
         partnerships to support the implementation of Sound Move and further transportation
         solutions for our region.
    7.   Supervise the directors of all capital programs, the office of Corporate and Strategic
         Communication and the office of Policy and Planning.
    8.   Provide leadership on Phase 2.

    Deputy CEO
    Objectives
    1.   Serve as the chief executive officer when appropriate and exercise decision-making authority
         over agency personnel and contractors as necessary.
    2.   Assist the chief executive officer to promote Sound Transit’s interests and programs among
         the broader regional community.
    3.   Supervise the following departments: a) Finance and Information Technology, b) Safety and
         Security, c) Human Resources, d) General Services Center, e) Project Delivery Services, f)
         Legal.
    4.   Support the chief executive officer in the management of the office of Policy and Planning
         and the office of Corporate and Strategic Communications.
    5.   Oversee agencywide training, including: negotiations, project management and team
         building.

    Human Resources
    Objectives
    1.   Streamline and enhance the existing performance management systems.
    2.   Continue to refine and improve Sound Transit’s compensation system. To accomplish this:
         a) consult with and advising managers and employees; b) conduct position reviews and



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         market assessments; c) consider and implement program enhancements and d) conduct
         management and employee training as needed.
    3.   Improve Sound Transit’s employment outreach efforts and ability to attract and retain a
         diverse and qualified workforce. Focus on retention of valued personnel and fill vacant
         positions in a timely manner.
    4.   Assess and deliver methodologies for ensuring agencywide consistency in Human Resources
         activities and programs.
    Action plans
    1.   Provide performance management training for managers and employees to include focus on
         coaching and constructive feedback. Simplify documents and instructions for annual
         performance reviews.
    2.   Ensure that the agency continues to improve and implement a compensation system that
         continues to attract qualified candidates. Use competitive salary ranges in the system while
         ensuring reasonable cost containment and best use of public funds.
    3.   Expand and renew outreach and recruitment efforts through participation in local job fairs.
         Establish relationships with local educational institutions.
    4.   Conduct internal reviews of Human Resources programs and processes.

    Office of Policy and Planning
    Objectives
    Help Sound Transit staff support the board set policy and make long-range plans. To accomplish
    this, develop alternative courses of action that are realistic, explicit, timely, and balanced for their
    consideration.
    Action plans
    1.   Help staff identify, analyze, and present policy issues to the board.
    2.   Develop consistent policies at the board’s request to guide all departments of Sound Transit
         in areas of interest to the board.
    3.   Work to develop internal policies that are consistent across all departments, such as
         consistent utility relocation policies and memorandum of agreement policies.
    4.   Help the Citizen Oversight Panel report to the public about Sound Transit’s performance.
    5.   Coordinate the work of Sound Transit with the Puget Sound Regional Council.
    Fare Integration
    1.   Conclude negotiations to renew the Regional Pass and Fare Reconciliation Program
         Agreement. Board approval is scheduled for June 2005. Implement changes to regional
         reconciliation and fare policy. Continue to work with the Transit Integration Group Fares
         Committee, Smart Card Joint Board, and others to reformulate fare policy and prepare for
         Smart Card.
    2.   Develop recommended revisions to the Sound Transit fare structure. Seek public comment
         on proposed changes with board approval in the fall. Prepare for implementation of changes
         by February 2006.
    3.   Negotiate terms and pricing of Institutional Fare Media Agreements, such as FlexPass and
         U-Pass, as new agreements are formed or as existing accounts are renewed. Develop and




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         implement incentive programs. Develop new business rules and policies for institutional
         accounts under Smart Card.
    4.   Manage implementation of the regional Smart Card system on Sound Transit service
         including development of system operating procedures and policies in cooperation with
         project partners. Implement beta test of regional Smart Card system.
    Research and technology
    1.   Provide project management for the implementation of a closed circuit television and
         passenger information system at Sounder stations to improve real-time customer information
         and enhance safety and security within the station areas. Contract award in the third quarter
         2004 with completion in the second quarter of 2005.
    2.   Continue development, and design for the Corridor Transit Technology Initiative. This
         initiative will implement new transit technologies in specific corridors for customer
         information and transit operations. These technologies will include automated real-time bus
         arrival information. Completion of preliminary design and functional specifications in the
         first quarter 2005, with RFP release for final design and installation in the second quarter
         2005. Project completion in 2007.
    3.   Identify and produce scopes of work for new regional technology projects as identified in the
         Research and Technology Transit Technology Plan. Accomplish this through a series of
         technical reports that will identify improvements to interagency radio communications
         (complete second quarter of 2005) and automated traveler information (continued through
         2006). Continue implementation of transit signal priority (TSP) in Sound Transit corridors.
         Downtown Tacoma TSP implementation complete in the second quarter 2005. Complete the
         testing and final report of the 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid bus. Report to the board in
         November of 2004, with project completion in January of 2005.
    4.   Continue oversight and funding of the agency’s Geographic Information Systems consultant
         contract and services. Contract award for consultant services in the third quarter 2004, for a
         two-year services contract.
    Phase 2 Planning
    1.   Continue to identify and coordinate internal agency and consulting resources to complete
         technical and environmental work. Update, by spring 2005: a) the Regional Transit Long
         Range Plan, and b) Phase 2 plan of High Capacity Transit investments. Support future board
         decisions on plan adoptions and Phase 2 vote timing.
    2.   Monitor, support, and represent the agency in regional planning and environmental studies
         of significance to the agency’s Sound Move program and Phase 2 program activities. These
         include Washington State Department of Transportation projects in the major freeway
         corridors and monorail corridors.
    3.   Maintain and support agency needs for ridership and travel demand forecasting services
         relating to the Before-After Study, New Starts Requirements, and Phase 2 Plan development
         activity.




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    Security and Safety
    Security
    Objectives
    1.   Provide safety and security for employees and customers. Ensure the protection of
         individuals and property with a coordinated response to incidents occurring in our service
         area.
    2.   Develop and implement programs and policies that reduce crime and the perception of
         crime. Accomplish this through organizational and community involvement.
    3.   Develop, implement and monitor training for: a) Sound Transit staff, b) the public and c)
         affected public safety and emergency response agencies.
    4.   Safely deliver high quality maintenance service on time and at a reasonable cost, for all
         facilities owned or operated by Sound Transit. Provide responsive customer service to the
         agency’s internal and external customers.
    5.   Manage and oversee the Great Hall and Concourse at Union Station, maintaining their
         integrity as public spaces. Support and implement agency activities relating to the Sound
         Move Plan within these facilities. Generate revenues from private use of the Great Hall
         whenever possible.
    Action plans
    1.   Arrange for security/police services for Tacoma Link, as follows:
         Work with city of Tacoma Police Department to identify security issues and mitigation steps.
         Develop security strategies, procedures, and post orders.
         Provide operational training for security and police personnel.
         Manage and coordinate SWAT training for city of Tacoma Police Department on Link light
            rail equipment.
    2.   Refine anti-terrorism security standards and procedures for Sound Transit facilities. This
         includes: a) perimeter, b) entry, c) interior, and d) vehicle security.
    3.   Improve event opportunities for the Great Hall by developing new use guidelines and
         increasing marketing efforts.
    4.   Continue to refine of Sound Transit facilities maintenance tracking system. Accomplish this
         by: a) conducting work-order audit and user survey, b) streamlining data and filing process
         and c) modifying the Maintenance Priority System.
    5.   Continue to work with various internal departments/divisions and partner agencies to support
         the use of technology, as follows:
         (a) Closed Circuit Television systems
         (b) Panic and Duress alarms
         (c) Access control alarms
         (d) Maintenance support analysis
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    Safety
    Objectives
    1.   Prevent accidents and manage immediate risks to the public, workers or the environment.
    2.   Develop and implement integrated safety and health programs.
    3.   Achieve compliance with all applicable safety and health laws, regulations, and Federal
         Railway Administration orders. Prepare for external oversight and meet commitments to
         regulatory bodies. These commitments include but are not limited to: a) Federal Railway
         Administration and Federal Transportation Administration recommendations accepted by
         Sound Transit, b) commitments with regulators, and c) compliance agreements.
    Action plans
    1.   Conduct construction safety audits on active construction projects. Perform internal auditing
         of programs.
    2.   Perform worker qualification including training programs and renewals: Ensure that workers
         whose tasks require training verification receive training in the safety procedures for their
         assignments.
    3.   Be responsible for personal protective equipment. This includes the following actions: a)
         assess the need for, b) evaluate, and c) provide personal protective equipment and devices
         for Sound Transit employees and visitors.
    4.   Conduct training and execute emergency exercises that test operations, contingency and
         response plans. Sound Transit will perform an annual emergency exercise on Tacoma Link
         light rail and a biannual exercise on Sounder commuter rail in association with local area
         responders. Sound Transit will provide 100 man-hours of training to local jurisdictions.




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    CCO Office
    Objectives
    1.   Plan comprehensive communications strategies for reporting to the public about: a) agency
         projects, b) frequency and availability of Sound Transit services and c) progress toward
         implementing a regional transit system.
    2.   Provide the media with timely, consistent and accurate information. Ensure the agency’s
         perspective is represented in media accounts of significant events. Promote positive news
         coverage and respond to inaccurate information in the media.
    3.   Foster and maintain constructive working relationships with elected officials, senior agency
         staff and key stakeholders. Work with officials at the federal, state, and local government
         levels.
    4.   Coordinate communications and outreach in support of increasing construction activities,
         transit operations and long-range system planning efforts.
    Action plans
    1.   Establish and maintain public awareness of agency projects and service delivery. This
         includes: a) publicizing project beginnings and endings, b) establishing the Sound Transit
         brand in the regional transportation marketplace, c) promoting ridership, and d) showcasing
         progress toward implementing Sound Move. Use an integrated approach that includes: a)
         paid media b) public access cable television; c) media briefings; d) customer information; e)
         agency newsletters; f) direct mailings; g) outreach to grassroots organizations and h) special
         events.
    2.   Coordinate and publicize establishment and achievement of agencywide milestones for
         2004. Issue an agencywide performance report toward the end of the year.
    3.   Engage public support of the agency’s phase two planning effort by implementing
         communications and public outreach plans.
    4.   Establish and implement communications plan to support Central Link construction. This
         includes: a) highlighting construction progress, b) managing emergency response
         communications, and c) general problem-solving.
    5.   Manage the agencywide media relations plan, including:
         (a) Support the agency’s board and senior staff by developing messages that clearly
             communicate Sound Transit activities.
         (b) Encourage media to cover achievement of agency milestones and progress toward Sound
             Move.
         (c) Monitor media coverage and provide feedback to reporters.
         (d) Coordinate timely and effective responses to media inquiries. Educate staff about the
             agency’s media relations policy.
    Creative Services
    Objectives
    Support the public communications needs of Sound Transit through the creation, design,
    production, duplication and delivery of a wide range of products and items.




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    Action plans
    1.   Provide design and production services for informational and promotional materials to
         support the agency’s efforts to raise public awareness of its progress, projects, and services.
         (a) Design and produce over 800 products upon request. These include but are not limited
             to: a) event mailers, b) maps, c) fact sheets, d) brochures, e) posters, f) newsletters and
             g) displays.
         (b) Produce agency rider information guides and other service-related information products
             three or more times per year.
         (c) Produce signage products for new light rail, commuter rail and express bus facility
             construction, services, and transit system needs.
    2.   Inform the public about the agency’s progress, projects and services through audio, video
         and photographic services. These services include: a) production of a cable video magazine,
         b) board meeting video coverage, c) targeted video products and d) photo and video
         documentation of special events and milestones.
         (a) Produce four to six episodes of In Motion video magazine.
         (b) Videotape and release 18 to 24 Sound Transit Board meetings for cablecast on
             government access cable.
         (c) Deliver eight or more photo-realistic, still or moving, simulations projects. The subjects
             of the simulations are potential or planned high-capacity services or facilities.
         (d) Provide video and photo coverage for agency special events.
         (e) Provide high-quality photographic support for: a) agency progress report, b) board
             portraits, c) construction and d) Phase 2 activities resulting in 40 to 60 quality images for
             multiple uses. This includes a minimum of 8 images per In Motion episode for use in the
             ending montage.

    External Relations
    Objectives
    1.   Develop and execute public education and outreach strategy for Sound Transit’s Phase 2
         planning process. Work in partnership with Government Relations and Office of Policy and
         Planning.
    2.   Establish public understanding of Sound Transit’s mission, goals, and progress through
         grassroots outreach to organized stakeholder groups throughout the Sound Transit taxing
         district.
    3.   Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community organizations that
         have an interest in Sound Move implementation and development of a regional transit
         system.
    4.   Work with outreach and agency project staff to coordinate project-specific outreach with
         district-level outreach.
    5.   Develop and utilize printed and Web-based media to communicate to a diverse range of
         populations throughout the region about Sound Transit goals and activities and the benefits
         of a regional transit system.




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    Action Plans
    1.   Manage Phase 2 outreach effort, including high-level stakeholder contacts, presentations to
         business, labor and environmental stakeholder groups, innovative public involvement
         processes, and development of effective communications materials.
    2.   Establish and implement a community outreach program to support Central Link light rail
         construction throughout the Sound Transit district, specifically within downtown Seattle.
    3.   Coordinate outreach activities with Link community outreach staff.
    4.   Oversee implementation of the Speakers Bureau program. Administer the agency’s Speakers
         Bureau and provide presentation support and guidance to agency staff.
    5.   Represent the agency at community and business organization events. Review and report on
         Events and Meetings database.
    6.   Focus community relations on specific stakeholder groups, including: a) transit activists, b)
         environmental organizations, c) civic groups, c) service organizations and e) trade and
         professional associations within the labor and business communities.
    7.   Create a Sound Transit Web presence to present information about Sound Transit and its
         activities to the public.
    8.   Create corporate communications materials; develop new ways to inform the public and
         stakeholders, and research comments about regional transit and Sound Transit operations.
    9.   Manage contracts for translation and interpretation services.

    Government Relations
    Objectives
    Federal: Advance and protect Sound Transit’s ability to implement Sound Move and possible
    future phases by building strong relations with the Congressional delegation and the Federal
    Transit Administration.
    State: Advance and protect Sound Transit’s ability to implement Sound Move and possible
    future phases in Olympia with the Washington State Legislature and the Executive Branch.
    Accomplish this through regular contact with the governor, legislators and executive branch
    agencies.
    Local: Advance and protect the agency’s ability to implement Sound Move and possible future
    phases through regular interaction with local governments and elected officials around the region.
    Action plans
    Federal
    1.   Sustain strong relations with each member of the Congressional delegation and the Federal
         Transit Administration through regular meetings, briefings and tours of Sound Transit
         projects and services.
    2.   Obtain annual appropriations in support of Sound Move.
    3.   Assist in securing federal competitive funding and ensuring compliance with federal
         regulations for Sound Transit programs and projects in conjunction with interdepartmental
         teams.
    State
    1.   Advance Sound Transit’s legislative program during the 2005 legislative session and
         throughout the interim.


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    2.   Monitor, analyze, and advocate for or against legislation that potentially impacts Sound
         Transit’s interests. Demonstrate implementation of Sound Move through tours, briefings and
         one-on-one meetings.
    3.   Advocate for Sound Transit at state agencies, the governor’s office and in state
         transportation associations.
    Local
    1.   Advance the agency’s agenda through regular interactions with local elected officials and
         staff.
    2.   Coordinate with other Sound Transit departments to assure that local jurisdictions are well
         informed about Sound Transit’s implementation of Sound Move. This effort will include: a)
         one-on-one briefings, b) meetings, b) tours for elected officials and staff and d) presentations
         to transit forums, transportation boards, and city and county councils.

    Marketing
    Objectives
    1.   Build customer satisfaction, ridership and use of services and facilities.
    2.   Expand awareness of the agency, its services, its facilities and its progress on delivering a
         regional transit system.
    3.   Inform multicultural audiences about Sound Transit’s services and facilities.
    4.   Work with regional transit partners to promote the regional transit network.
    Action plans
    1.   Refine and implement an umbrella marketing and advertising work plan for the agency
         including its services. Continue to build awareness of Sound Transit services and facilities
         and increase ridership through coordinated advertising campaigns. Assist Link in
         implementing a construction mitigation marketing plan in affected neighborhoods. Use
         advertising to help educate the public on the variety of mobility options being offered by
         Sound Transit. Work with Sound Transit’s Office of Policy and Planning to educate the
         public about plans for Phase 2 of Sound Move.
    2.   Develop promotions and special events to continue to build awareness of Sound Transit and
         its services. Promotions include: route promotions, groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings.

    Public Art
    Objective
    Work with artists, local jurisdictions, and project staff to design, build, install and maintain works
    of art in Sound Transit projects that contribute to a positive experience for system users and
    affected communities.
    Action plans
    1.   Oversee design of artwork for the Mukilteo, Lakewood and South Tacoma Sounder Stations.
    2.   Oversee design and fabrication of artwork for the following Regional Express projects: a)
         Bellevue Transit Center and Rider Services Building, b) Sammamish Park-and-Ride Lot, c)
         Totem Lake Flyer Station, d) Mercer Island Transit Center, e) Eastlake Transit Access, f)
         Issaquah Transit Center, g) Woodinville Arterial HOV Improvements, h) Canyon Park
         Freeway Station, i) Federal Way Transit Center and j) I-5 at 317th.



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    3.   Oversee fabrication of all artworks for Central Link light rail to ensure that all artworks are
         delivered on time and on budget for installation by the Central Link C700 and C735 General
         Contractors. Establish, manage and coordinate the fabrication schedules for artist-installed
         Central Link artworks to coincide with the installation schedules of the various Central Link
         construction segments.
    4.   Inform the Sound Transit Board and the arts community about Sound Transit activities.
         Keep them involved by attending meetings, developing displays, and producing materials for
         distribution.
    5.   Involve arts community and the community-at-large in planning for art projects, selection of
         artists, and implementation of art projects.




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 Executive Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                            3,176,290             3,862,500             3,417,171               3,805,391
        Benefits                                            1,521,671             1,783,625             1,765,234               2,062,854
            Subtotal                                        4,697,962             5,646,125             5,182,405               5,868,245

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                               1,010,366             1,124,950               698,654               1,327,200
        Legal                                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Accounting/Auditing                                    90,023               400,000               226,679                 200,000
        Maintenance                                             2,590                46,500                 1,131                  67,500
        Printing/Binding                                      103,802               257,500               140,980                 186,300
        Advertising/Marketing                                 138,209               295,000               140,054                 318,000
        Interlocal Agreements                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Other Services                                        257,414               410,875               355,958                 208,250
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                         625                     0                 1,250                       0
             Subtotal                                       1,603,029             2,534,825             1,564,707               2,307,250

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                         44,396              189,160                36,166                 228,960
        Postage                                                  2,925               81,100                   587                  84,100
        Small Equipment/Furniture                               38,658               26,404                25,452                  19,074
        Other Materials & Supplies                              29,420               60,900                 6,686                  71,600
             Subtotal                                          115,399              357,564                68,891                 403,734

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                     16,991                26,929                21,893                  49,302
        Travel & Meetings                                      83,143               141,240                89,229                 103,698
        Books & Subcriptions                                    8,740                11,200                 9,422                  13,700
        Training                                               12,472                36,460                 7,533                  42,525
        Other Misc. Expenses                                1,048,309             1,037,800               945,647               1,183,650
        Contingency                                                 0               175,000                 4,386                 175,000
            Subtotal                                        1,169,654             1,428,629             1,078,109               1,567,875

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                    122                 5,000                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                              471                11,000                   769                  6,000
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                  1,000                70,680                 2,221                 72,800
           Subtotal                                              1,593                86,680                 2,990                 78,800

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                  505                22,699                 3,952                  7,200
        Insurance                                                    0                     0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                        0                     0                     0                      0
        Interest Expense                                             0                28,000                     0                 15,100
        Depreciation                                                 0                     0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                             505                50,699                 3,952                 22,300

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                    7,588,142            10,104,522             7,901,053              10,248,204




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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          FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    CFO Office
    Objectives
    1.   Support the Sound Transit Board, executive management, and management and agency staff
         with financial and information services. These services are consistent with the adopted
         Sound Move plan and Sound Transit Board policies. Provide management oversight to the
         following divisions: a) Budget, b) Accounting and Treasury, c) Grants, d) Information
         Services, and e) Risk Management.
    2.   Develop, implement, and monitor long-range financial planning and execute financing as
         necessary. Provide for the issuance of debt at the lowest possible cost while minimizing risk
         to Sound Transit and its investors.
    3.   Assist in providing financial and administrative audit services to the Sound Transit Board,
         executive management and lines of business consistent with the adopted Sound Move plan
         and Sound Transit Board policies.
    4.   Provide effective internal and external financial reporting to board, executive and agency
         management.
    Action plans
    1.   Provide strategic direction for Sound Move implementations and staffing support for Sound
         Transit Board’s Finance Committee.
         (a) Provide strategic direction to departmental staff and consultants for Sound Move
             implementation, coordinating the activities of the various department divisions. Define
             work programs and schedules in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Partner and
             integrate services within Sound Transit when possible.
         (b) Provide staffing and support to Sound Transit Board’s Finance Committee in keeping
             with their financial oversight function. Ensure open, timely and responsive
             communication in support of the Committee’s work. Staff the Audit and Reporting
             Subcommittee’s quarterly meetings. Lead, in conjunction with Project Control,
             development and implementation of phase/gate system.
    2.   Present updated 2006 financial plan and monitor capital market cash requirements and
         opportunities.
         (a) Present an updated 2006 Financial Plan to the board during its consideration of the
             Proposed 2006 Budget. Maintain accurate forecasting for comprehensive subarea revenue
             and inflation.
         (b) Monitor agency cash requirements and opportunities in capital markets. Make
             recommendations to the board regarding issuance of debt or restructuring of existing
             debt. If the board authorizes issuance of debt, execute transaction to achieve the lowest
             possible true interest costs. Develop strategy for securing lowest cost of capital for phase
             1.
         (c) Maximize Sound Transit’s funding resources by leading, evaluating and executing
             innovative financing techniques.
         (d) Develop estimated financial capacity for Phase 2 planning. Support OPP in Phase 2
             planning efforts.




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         (e) Monitor agency’s overall audit program and ensure compliance and completion.
             Recommend and implement improvements where applicable.
         (f) Improve existing financial reporting. Create department and agencywide reporting group.

    Accounting Services
    Objectives
    1.   Maintain Sound Transit’s accounting system and associated accounting policies and
         procedures. Ensure that financial transactions are recorded in a timely manner and in
         accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted
         Auditing Standards. Provide strong internal financial control environment.
    2.   Maintain and enhance financial reporting, which includes: a) subarea equity, b) operations,
         c) fare box recovery, and d) general and administrative expenditures.
    3.   Analyze and report on revenues, ensuring all revenues to which Sound Transit is entitled are
         collected and accrued as they are earned. Provide timely operating revenue information to
         the lines of business.
    4.   Manage ongoing annual financial audits.
    5.   Manage the agency’s cash and investment portfolio in order to maximize agency investment
         income. Ensure a high level of security of those funds and flexibility to meet financial
         obligations. Manage agency banking services. Manage grant reimbursements.
    Action plans
    1.   Compliance Reviews.
         (a) Conduct regular compliance reviews and training to ensure compliance with agency
             policy and to develop recommendations to improve the agency’s internal financial
             control environment.
         (b) Conduct a process reengineering review to determine whether process improvements can
             be implemented upon completion of the next major upgrade of Enterprise One.
             Implement recommended changes.
    2.   Enhance subarea equity reporting.
         (a) Hire a senior accountant/analyst to maintain and enhance subarea equity reporting and
             monitor it on a monthly and quarterly basis.
         (b) Work with the transit operations group to expand the development of detailed transit
             operations and revenue reporting, incorporating fare box recovery and industry standard
             metrics.
    3.   Review and analyze current revenue general ledger coding for consistency with industry
         standards and the Budget Accounting and Reporting System. Implement any requisite
         changes. Increase system utilization for revenue billing where available.
    4.   Manage ongoing annual financial and federal audit for completion by the end of May 2005
         and completion of the state audit by the agreed-upon deadline. Achieve unqualified opinions.
    5.   Continue to enhance automated monthly cash flow reporting. Work closely with Budget,
         Financial Planning and Project Control on detailed cash flow forecasting and its impact on
         the agency’s cash and investment management and asset liability management programs.




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    Budget
    Objectives
    1.   Ensure the most effective use of Sound Transit financial resources by providing Sound
         Transit staff with financial management services, guidance, and analytical support. Apply
         and promote prudent financial practices.
    2.   Develop, implement and monitor staff operating, transit operations and capital spending
         plans consistent with the adopted Sound Move plan, Sound Transit policies and best industry
         practices.
    Action plans
    1.   Provide financial management services, guidance and analytical support.
         (a) Provide timely and accurate financial analysis services to all departments. Complete
             projects as assigned on schedule.
         (b) Improve and integrate agency budgeting, reporting and financial planning for transit
             operations. Develop integrated transit operations long-term financial planning system for
             all three modes by end-year 2005.
    2.   Develop and monitor operations and capital spending plan.
         (a) Monitor the Adopted 2005 Budget. Submit timely status reports and updates to the board.
             Provide budget monitoring and coordination services to all departments throughout the
             year. These include: a) analysis, b) tracking, and c) reporting. Review budget-to-actual
             reports and comment on them as prescribed in the monthly financial calendar. Produce
             quarterly budget-to-actual status reports on Sound Transit financial activity. These
             reports include capital and operating projects for presentation to Finance Committee.
         (b) Implement new capital database system (if procured in 2004) and integrate with working
             budgets as managed by project control.
         (c) Produce the Proposed 2006 Budget for consideration by the board by October 1, 2005.
             Provide necessary budget development services to all departments. Provide analytic
             services and other staff resources to the board to allow its passage of the 2006 Budget
             before December 31, 2005.

    Grants Management
    Objectives
    1.   Manage implementation and agencywide coordination of Sound Transit’s grant
         development.
    2.   Manage administration of all grant funding per federal and state requirements.
    3.   Maximize grant revenue for agency in keeping with board policy and Sound Move goals.
    4.   Provide clear grant reporting and tracking tools for agencywide and board distribution.
    Action plans
    1.   Manage grant development.
         (a) Maintain grant-eligible projects for commuter rail, light rail, and regional express bus in
             all subareas.
         (b) Develop and execute plans to secure sources of funding identified in the Financial Plan.




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         (c) Maintain strategic partnerships that enhance Sound Transit’s competitive funding
             position.
    2.   Manage administration of grant management.
         (a) Serve as liaison to Federal Transit Administration, Puget Sound Regional Council and
             other grantor agencies. Coordinate various FTA reviews such as the Procurement Review
             and any follow-up needed for the Triennial Review.
         (b) Coordinate the following for all grants: a) grant budget development, b) amendments, c)
             execution, and d) closeout. Actively monitor Full Funding Grant Agreement and lead in
             developing strategies to address potential revisions and amendments.
         (c) Communicate regulatory requirements for grant-funded projects and coordinate federal
             funding project approvals.
         (d) Complete all grant policies and procedures consistent with Finance and Information
             Technology department standard.
    3.   Maximize grant revenue.
         (a) Update annual baseline grant funding levels for Financial Plan, including updating
             National Transit Database generated FTA formula funding.
         (b) Communicate grant information to the board, project partners, and other stakeholders as
             appropriate.
    4.   Provide clear grant reporting.
         (a) Develop and maintain automated tools for grant progress reporting, including FFGA
         (b) Complete quarterly Agency Progress Reports for grant activity.
         (c) Provide updates on grant program to Finance Committee and Citizens Oversight Panel.

    Information Technology
    Objectives
    1.   Upgrade and maintain agency computer and telecommunications resources. Upgrade
         applications to take advantage of web technology. Install workstation administration and
         deployment tools to lower workstation administrative overhead.
    2.   Ensure knowledgeable use of agency technology resources by providing excellent customer
         service to user base.
    3.   Help agency staff optimize their use of technology resources. Provide technical and planning
         support for internal agency initiatives. Provide same for long-range external projects in
         collaboration with the lines of business and corporate support departments.
    Action plans
    1.   Upgrade and maintain agency computer and telecommunications resources.
         (a) Expand network to construction sites to be opened in 2005 to facilitate efficient
             construction management decision-making.
         (b) Provide additional remote access options to agency computer users.
         (c) Upgrade systems with Web and thin client technology to enhance usability of
             applications at remote sites and increase administrative efficiency.
         (d) Deploy network management system tools to support agency systems throughout a larger
             network topology.




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         (d) Maintain supportable versions and patches on all operating systems, applications, and
             tools.
         (a) Refresh technology hardware on regular cycle.
         (b) Upgrade and replace telephony systems.
    2.   Provide excellent customer service.
         (a) Provide ongoing end-user Help Desk and network services support. Provide timely
             resolution for desktop, telecommunications and network/infrastructure issues in Union
             Station, Opus, and remote sites.
         (b) Maintain customer service standards through a Service Level Agreement. Monitor
             compliance with service standards. Benchmark service level agreement goals and
             improve customer service response times.
         (c) Provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support coverage for Severity 1 and 2 issues.
             Hours outside normal business day (7 AM to 5 PM, excluding weekends and holidays) to
             be covered through on-Call procedures. Severity three and four items will only be
             handled during the normal business day. See Service Level Agreement for definition of
             Severity issues.
         (d) Complete Information Technology Roster Review.
         (e) Ensure Sound Transit employees have access to training for new upgrades, initiatives and
             programs.
    3.   Assist staff in optimizing agency technology resources.
         (a) Complete Enterprise Resource Planning process reviews and required upgrades to
             systems and provide customer training.
         (b) Improve data reporting for the agency from technology systems.
         (c) Take ownership of Enterprise Resource Planning integration process and troubleshooting
             that is internal into the Information Technology Division.
         (d) Provide technical analysis and planning services to the Office of Policy and Planning for
             Smart Card implementation. Collaborate with King County Metro to develop a
             technology plan for the operation of Central Link light rail.
         (e) Complete business application reviews and required upgrades and provide customer
             training.
         (f) Provide ongoing training for all Information Technology employees. The goal is for them
             to gain and enhance skills in: a) network management, b) application support, c) system
             integration, d) system support, e) planning and system management.

    Risk Management
    Objectives
    1.   Develop and administer Sound Transit’s risk and insurance programs for agency and line-of-
         business assets and operations.
    2.   Establish claims administration protocols for: a) broker, b) insurance underwriters and c) all
         lines-of-business. Coordinate claims handling.
    3.   Review Sound Transit contracts. Confirm or provide appropriate risk and indemnity
         provisions.
    4.   Provide safety and loss prevention resources to the agency and all lines of business in order
         to mitigate or eliminate loss of human and physical assets.



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    Action plans
    1.   Manage various insurance programs.
         (a) Provide each line of business with optimal insurance and self-retained programs.
             Maintain insurance coverage for all Sound Transit risk or identify other strategies for it,
             such as: a) self-funded risks and mitigation and b) funding strategies. Conduct annual
             insurance policy renewal negotiation process for agency and lines of business operations.
             Identify newly acquired property and determine need for insurance. Communicate with
             each line of business, providing necessary information to insurers through Sound
             Transit’s designated broker within 30 days of acquisition.
         (b) Manage and administer agency Owner Controlled Insurance Program. Continue
             negotiations to extend OCIP coverage to 2009.
         (c) Manage Sound Transit insurance brokerage contract.
    2.   Administer all claims on timely basis. Provide liaison services between the claimant(s),
         Sound Transit Legal Department and the insurance company claims representative(s) until
         all claims have been successfully resolved for all lines of business and the agency.
    3.   Review Sound Transit contracts.
         (a) Review all contracts, purchase order and operating agreements to confirm that insurance
             and indemnification provisions are consistent with Sound Transit Risk Management
             policies. Maintain contract with Sound Transit Legal Department, Contracts and all lines
             of business to achieve consistent contract review processes.
         (b) Develop overall strategy for coverage levels related to Sound Transit projects and
             specific contracts.
    4.   Provide safety and loss prevention resources.
         (a) Participate in the agency’s Safety Committee. Attend all pre-construction meetings to
             address safety and loss prevention issues. Provide loss prevention resources to all lines-
             of-business. Provide Central Link with: a) pre-construction safety, b) loss prevention, c)
             video and seismic monitoring by coordinating resources through Sound Transit’s broker
             and Owner Controlled Insurance Plan underwriters.




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 Finance & Information Technology Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                            2,663,287             3,383,556             2,950,129               3,510,777
        Benefits                                            1,385,829             1,611,539             1,504,339               1,911,481
            Subtotal                                        4,049,117             4,995,095             4,454,468               5,422,258

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                  723,480               956,000              772,196               1,160,000
        Legal                                                   33,901                     0                8,021                       0
        Accounting/Auditing                                    437,306               350,000              433,450                 425,000
        Maintenance                                             21,444                     0                1,802                       0
        Printing/Binding                                        13,073                26,600                4,835                  31,000
        Advertising/Marketing                                        0                     0                    0                       0
        Interlocal Agreements                                        0               360,000                    0                 360,000
        Other Services                                         526,716               171,251              597,991                 184,503
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                      421,181               786,070              454,390                 878,499
             Subtotal                                        2,177,101             2,649,921            2,272,687               3,039,002

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                         9,885                14,600                 7,661                  16,525
        Postage                                                    14                 4,150                     0                   4,000
        Small Equipment/Furniture                             301,699               291,300               158,081                 118,300
        Other Materials & Supplies                             22,114                43,900               444,029                  76,500
             Subtotal                                         333,711               353,950               609,772                 215,325

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                      16,458               18,250                 4,506                  18,950
        Travel & Meetings                                       56,917               53,408                35,690                  57,432
        Books & Subcriptions                                     8,870               12,670                 7,417                  38,120
        Training                                                49,454              126,200                16,539                 107,700
        Other Misc. Expenses                                    14,603               10,200                18,629                  15,150
        Contingency                                                  0                    0                     0                       0
            Subtotal                                           146,301              220,728                82,780                 237,352

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Admin Facilities Rental                                       0                5,000                     0                      0
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0                    0                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                                 0                1,500                     0                  3,025
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0                    0                 1,417                      0
           Subtotal                                                   0                6,500                 1,417                  3,025

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                              333,173              297,902               261,398                 351,440
        Insurance                                              698,176            1,000,000               770,294               1,000,000
        Taxes                                                        0                    0                     0                       0
        Interest Expense                                           300                1,000                   250                   1,000
        Depreciation                                                 0                    0                     0                       0
              Subtotal                                       1,031,649            1,298,902             1,031,942               1,352,440

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                    7,737,879              9,525,096            8,453,065              10,269,402




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                                     LEGAL SERVICES
    General Counsel
    Objective
    Provide timely and cost-effective legal advice to the Sound Transit Board and Sound Transit
    staff.
    Action Plans
    1.   Provide timely responses to Sound Transit Board and staff requests for legal services.
         (a) Manage litigation risk by providing timely advice regarding employment procedures and
             decision making.
         (b) Recommend effective strategies for timely utility relocation to avoid project delay.
         (c) Provide contracting and procurement advice to reduce risk of bid protests and efficient
             resolution of bid appeals.
         (d) Support development of Phase 2 planning efforts for 2005.
         (e) Support for Regional Transportation Investment District funding issues.
    2.   Identify, analyze and propose solutions to potential legal issues well in advance of the time
         such issues will affect Sound Transit. The issues identified for 2005 include:
         (a) Manage implementation of commuter rail Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail
             access agreements.
         (b) Successfully defend legal actions filed against Sound Transit.
         (c) Provide legal advice—2006 legislative program.
         (d) Provide legal support to negotiate intergovernmental agreements.
         (e) Monitor and make recommendations regarding Sound Transit’s participation in local
             jurisdictions’ comprehensive planning and land-use process regarding transportation
             issues.
         (f) Make recommendations about accessibility issues relating to the Americans with
             Disabilities Act in the following areas: a) station design, b) customer access, c) and
             customer service.
    3.   Provide legal advice and assistance to successfully negotiate the following: a) right-of-way,
         b) real property acquisition, c) real property disposition, d) relocation agreements, and e)
         joint development agreements.
         (a) Support agency efforts to acquire property interests through voluntary acquisitions or
             condemnations for Sound Transit projects. Refine the mediation process to successfully
             conclude condemnation actions.
         (b) Draft and negotiate the following: a) intergovernmental property transfer agreements, b)
             easements, and c) long-term use agreements regarding the use of public property for
             Central Link, Regional Express, and Sounder.
         (c) Support the development of consistent agreements with our partner agencies for the
             funding and construction, use and operation of hub transit facilities.
         (d) Utilize local attorneys practicing in the affected communities to provide legal services to
             Sound Transit where appropriate. Ensure that outside counsel are involved appropriately
             in providing specialized legal services to Sound Transit.



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    Environmental Compliance
    Objectives
    Ensure that Sound Transit complies with: federal, state, and local land use and environmental
    laws and regulations. Do so within project schedules and budgets.

    Action plans
    1.   Obtain Endangered Species Act concurrence from National Oceanic and Atmospheric
         Administration Fisheries Department and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
         Otherwise, assure compliance with ESA consultation requirements for: a) the Issaquah
         Transit Center, b) Canyon Park Flyer Stop, c) Mercer Island Park-and-Ride, and d)
         Mountlake Terrace Flyer Stop. Also assure compliance for the Link Light Rail North Link
         project and the Sounder commuter rail Everett-Seattle project’s detailed mitigation plan.
    2.   Obtain environmental permits for the Link Tukwila segment. Develop mitigation plan and
         apply for environmental permits for Sounder Everett-Seattle project. Obtain environmental
         permits for: a) Issaquah Transit Center, b) Mercer Island Park-and-Ride, c) Mountlake
         Terrace Flyer Stop, d) Canyon Park Flyer Stop, e) I-90 Two Way Transit, and f) South
         Everett Park-and-Ride projects.
    3.   Finish environmental documentation under National Environmental Protection Agency and
         Sate Environmental Policy Act for: a) South Everett Park-and-Ride/Direct Access; b)
         Canyon Park Flyer Stop, c) Mercer Island Park-and-Ride; d) Mountlake Terrace Flyer Stop;
         and e) the Issaquah Transit Center.
    4.   Finish and issue Regional Transit Long Range Plan Final Supplemental Environmental
         Impact Statement.
    5.   Manage contract and environmental due diligence reviews of property acquisitions for: a)
         Central Link Tukwila segment, b) Sounder’s acquisition of the Tacoma-to-Nisqually
         Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail alignment, c) and various Regional Express
         projects.
    6.   Manage environmental consultant support for construction management of Link’s Initial
         Segment, including: a) remediation oversight, b) hazardous building materials abatement, c)
         and stormwater monitoring.
    7.   Establish a reporting process to track new real estate acquisitions. Report such acquired
         interests to the agency’s pollution liability underwriters and insurance brokers.
    8.   Complete initial installment of agency-wide Environmental Management System.




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 Legal Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                            1,118,341             1,226,708             1,220,061               1,213,410
        Benefits                                              495,153               551,038               601,450                 616,368
            Subtotal                                        1,613,493             1,777,746             1,821,511               1,829,778

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                  11,998                28,500                 4,007                 103,500
        Legal                                                 431,315               280,000               418,877                 388,400
        Accounting/Auditing                                         0                     0                     0                       0
        Maintenance                                                 0                     0                     0                       0
        Printing/Binding                                          146                   450                   141                     450
        Advertising/Marketing                                       0                     0                     0                     250
        Interlocal Agreements                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Other Services                                         25,083                 2,800                 5,952                 143,660
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                       1,099                 1,200                     0                   1,200
             Subtotal                                         469,640               312,950               428,977                 637,460

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                          2,814                 3,080                 1,829                  3,200
        Postage                                                      0                     0                     0                      0
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                1,040                 2,600                 3,828                  4,850
        Other Materials & Supplies                               1,178                 2,500                   175                  3,000
             Subtotal                                            5,032                 8,180                 5,832                 11,050

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                       6,476                 6,015                    0                   6,050
        Travel & Meetings                                        7,170                 9,520               10,929                  13,747
        Books & Subcriptions                                    16,740                17,419               11,526                  19,320
        Training                                                 6,488                12,845               11,774                  13,250
        Other Misc. Expenses                                     5,753                   700                3,037                     300
        Contingency                                                  0                     0                    0                       0
            Subtotal                                            42,627                46,499               37,266                  52,667

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0                    0                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                                 0                  500                     0                      0
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0                    0                     0                      0
           Subtotal                                                   0                  500                     0                      0

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                     0                2,486                   722                  5,200
        Insurance                                                     0                    0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                         0                    0                     0                      0
        Interest Expense                                              0                    0                     0                      0
        Depreciation                                                  0                    0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                                0                2,486                   722                  5,200

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                    2,130,793              2,148,361            2,294,307               2,536,155




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                       PROJECT DELIVERY SUPPORT
    Director’s Office
    Objectives
    1.   Support the development of contracting procedures that promote equal opportunity for all
         types of businesses to participate in the implementation of Sound Move.
    2.   Work with the executive office and Sound Transit Board to create real estate policies that
         enhance the benefits of Sound Move by creating stronger communities through smart growth
         and development.
    3.   Oversee the: Real Estate, Facilities, Human Resources, and Contracts and Diversity
         programs. Create a team that provides high quality agencywide services to all lines of
         business and corporate departments.
    4.   Create business practices that promote efficient use of resources by administrative staff.
    Action plans
    1.   Implement a training and employee development plan for all staff in the Administrative
         Services Department.
    2.   Oversee the implementation of consistent real estate procedures and internal reporting across
         each line of business.

    Contracts and Diversity
    Objectives
    1.   Provide timely, cost-effective, legally compliant procurement and contracting services.
    2.   Balance the competing interests of: a) internal and external customers, b) general public, c)
         other agencies and d) the business community. Implement procurement processes that are
         fast, fair and competitive and that use public funds responsibly.
    3.   Develop and implement procurement and contracting policies, procedures and practices for
         agency needs. Ensure compliance with funding sources, state and federal regulations.
    4.   Ensure that the staff in the Contracts Division is trained in procurement policies and
         procedures.
    5.   Help Sound Transit adopt policies and strategies according to Guiding Principles for
         Employment and Contracting, which was adopted by the Sound Transit Board in 1997.
         Accomplish this through guidance leadership, management and advocacy.
    Action plans
    1.   Improve contracting opportunities for small businesses, as follows:
         (a) Assist with community outreach sessions.
         (b) Participate in Northwest Minority Business Council events.
         (c) Work with Sound Transit managers to identify and publish contracting opportunities.
         (d) Encourage Sound Transit lines of business and corporate departments to develop pieces
             of work that can be performed by small businesses. Issue smaller contracts instead of
             larger contracts that combine several pieces of work.
    2.   Receive Federal Transit Administration Procurement Systems Review that acknowledges
         improvement.


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    3.   Modify business practices to ensure:
         (a) Prompt payment of vendors.
         (b) Compliance with Records Management Initiative.
         (c) Prompt handling of change orders.
         (d) Smooth transition from procurements to contract administration.
    4.   Train agency and Contracts Division staff to ensure compliance with regulations. Develop
         new training modules for updated federal regulations (4220.1E, Master Grant Agreement.)
    5.   Continue to implement Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Small Business
         Program. Include minority and women-owned businesses and businesses owned by persons
         with disabilities. Observe federal and state laws and Sound Transit policies.
    6.   Continue to implement Equal Employment Opportunity and Apprenticeship Contract
         Compliance and Monitoring Program, consistent with Sound Move and federal, state and
         local laws.
    7.   Continue Sound Transit’s economic development program to increase local economic
         benefits for employment and contracting. For 2005 Measures: award third-year funding of
         Regional Apprenticeship Preparation Integrated Delivery System Program.
    8.   Implement Title VI program to ensure compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws and
         regulations.
    9.   Continue to implement voluntary Project Labor Agreements and Apprenticeship policies. Do
         this in partnership with labor, contractor and community representatives to advancer Sound
         Transit’s objectives.
    10. Continue public outreach to assure public awareness of Sound Transit’s commitment to
        diversity through the implementation of the Guiding Principles for Employment and
        Contracting. For 2005 measures: co-sponsor contracting opportunity sessions for
        Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and other small businesses. Hold sessions in King
        County and Pierce County with public and private partners throughout the region.

    Project Control
    Objectives
    1.   Ensure adherence to agency-level project control policies and procedures in accordance with
         the Sound Move Program. Coordinate this with agencywide project control staff.
    2.   Help non-capital departments manage projects and contracts. Provide them with project
         control support and expertise. Ensure that all departments have the necessary project control
         resources by managing the project control support services contract.
    3.   Coordinate with: a) the Federal Transit Administration, b) Project Management Oversight
         Consultant c) the board and d) the Citizens Oversight Panel on project control related
         matters. Coordinate the Federal Transit Administration quarterly reviews.
    4.   Provide business process ownership for the agencywide document control system. This
         system results in standardization of file structures and meets record retention and disaster
         recovery needs.
    5.   Lead the Project Management initiative to develop project baselines and standardization of
         project evolution.




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    6.   Provide continued leadership and expertise in the evaluation and standardization of Sound
         Transit business practices. This will result in work practices that are: a) clearly defined, b)
         effective and efficient, and c) disciplined. These work practices include: a) procurement, b)
         change orders, c) progress payments, d) document control, and e) reporting.
    7.   Provide business process ownership for the capital project information portal and project
         software applications. Coordinate with Information Technology to ensure: a) a cost effective
         long-term strategy for system upgrades, and b) maintenance or migration consistent with the
         long range IT plan.
    Action plans
    1.   Oversee project control practices to ensure adherence to procedures. Provide training in the
         use of standardized agency project management tools and business practices.
    2.   Support agency initiatives by providing project control expertise to corporate departments.
         Actively manage the Management Services Consultant contract. This includes: a) technical
         support for publication of the Agency Progress Report, b) Right of Way forecasting, c)
         project and cost control. Provide support to: a) the Office of Policy and Planning, b)
         Information Technology, c) Creative Services and d) the Legal Department.
    3.   Serve as a point of contact for FTA and Project Management Oversight Committee. This
         includes: a) facilitating the development of monthly and quarterly agendas for FTA
         meetings, b) ad hoc requests from FTA and PMOC, c) managing FTA action items, c)
         coordinating response to monthly report, and d) co-chairing meetings as required.
    4.   Serve as business process owner for: a) document management, b) project management, c)
         project cost and reporting applications and d) project work processes.
    5.   Lead the Phase/Gate project baselining effort. Ensure standardization of: project evolution,
         established project scope, and budget and schedule baselines.
    6.   Participate with the Executive Steering Committee and Information Services Long Term
         Strategy development. Develop a cost-effective, long-term strategy for: system upgrades,
         maintenance, or migration.
    7.   Review project and contract status information submitted by lines of business and inform
         executive management of potential issues. Manage the publication of the Agency Progress
         Report and ensure it remains an effective management tool for raising awareness of pending
         or potential issues, as well as an effective tool for communicating current project status and
         direction.
    8.   Manage agency Phase-Gate process for development and execution of capital projects.

    Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    Objectives
    1.   Implement the Link Quality Assurance Program Plan, the Link Final Design Quality Plan,
         and the Link Construction Quality Plan.
    2.   Perform quality audits and surveillance in support of the design and construction activities
         and schedule. Perform site visits and monitor the quality inspection and testing program.
    3.   Implement the System Safety Program Plan, and the Safety Certification Plan in compliance
         with federal, state, and municipal safety and quality-related codes.
    4.   Evaluate hazards, develop criteria and specification conformance checklists, develop safety
         database, perform safety audits, develop public information pieces, perform site visits, and
         support start-up and test program.



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    5.   Develop and implement the Systems Assurance Program Plan for Central Link.
    6.   Develop Systems Assurance Requirements for reliability, maintainability, and availability
         for essential project equipment for Central Link.
    7.   Develop Systems Assurance specifications for contract documents for Central Link.
    8.   Ensure design milestone and construction submittals are in compliance with: a) systems, b)
         fire and life safety, and c) quality related requirements.
    9.    For the Central Link Project, verify that sufficient: a) Engineering, b) Project Control and c)
         Construction Management procedures have been implemented. These are necessary for the
         required level of quality for the design, construction, and testing of the Central Link Project.
    10. Implement the Sounder and Regional Express Quality Assurance Program Plan(s).
    11. Audit and observe design and construction activities and schedule. Visit sites and monitor
        the quality inspection and testing program.
    12. Develop public information pieces, visit sites, and support start-up and test program.
    13. Ensure design milestone and construction submittals are in compliance with quality
        requirements.
    14. Verify that sufficient Engineering, Project Control and Construction Management
        procedures are in place. These are required for the required levels of control for the design,
        construction and testing of Sounder and Regional Express projects.
    Action plans
    1.   Create standard contract requirements.
         (a) Develop quality and safety provisions for design and construction contracts.
         (b) Assure compliance with the Federal Transit Administration, WSDOT, municipal, and
             Sound Transit requirements.
         (c) Provide standardize requirements, but keep flexibility for individual contracts.
         (d) Review consultant and contractor submittals for compliance.
    2.   Perform design reviews at each design milestone submittal to provide timely comments on
         design details.
    3.   Perform audits.
         (a) Audit planning, design, and construction products.
         (b) Audit related support departments.
         (c) Verify that staff, consultants, and contractors are performing work in compliance with
             program requirements.
    4.   Create standards and procedures to ensure the following comply with federal, state, local and
         industry requirements:
         (a) Fire life and safety.
         (b) System safety.
         (c) Quality assurance.
         (d) System assurance.
         (e) Reliability and maintainability.
         (f) Safety certification.
         (g) Issue plans and provide training on implementation for each.



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    5.   Develop a system to provide timely data retrieval on:
         (a) Hazard potential
         (b) Design compliance
         (c) Construction verification
         (d) Systems
         (e) Fire and life safety compliance. Provide Quality Assurance and Quality Control expertise
             to support Sounder and Regional Express Capital Projects’ 2005 Action Plan activities.
    6.   Assure design and construction quality compliance with requirements for: a) Federal Transit
         Administration, b) Washington State Department of Transportation, c) Burlington Northern
         Santa Fe (BNSF), d) municipalities and e) Sound Transit. Standardize requirements but
         maintain flexibility for individual contracts. Review consultant and contractor submittals for
         compliance.
    7.   Review designs and make timely comments.
    8.   Ensure compliance with program requirements by:
         (a) Auditing planning, design, and construction products.
         (b) Auditing support departments to verify that staff, consultants, and contractors are
             performing work in compliance with program requirements.
    9.   Create requirements and procedures for quality assurance. Ensure they comply with all
         federal, state, local and industry requirements. Issue plans and provide training on
         implementation.

    Real Estate
    Objectives
    1.   Acquire property rights to facilitate Sound Move. Retain community and neighborhood
         values and goals.
    2.   Identify and manage transit-oriented development and joint development opportunities as
         they relate to Sound Move. Accomplish this by coordinating with: a) the agency, b) other
         jurisdictions, c) the private business sector and d) the public.
    3.   Assist displaced citizens and businesses in relocating to new and suitable locations.
    4.   Manage asset planning and implementation for the agency’s real property assets. These
         include: a) investment planning, b) surplus property marketing and c) disposal and related
         asset management activities.
    Action plans
    1.   Manage the agency’s Real Estate Division. Provide: a) acquisition, b) relocation, c) transit-
         oriented development, d) joint development, and e) asset management services.
    2.   Support of each line of business’s capital program through acquisitions and relocations.
         Finalize Sounder Lakewood-Tacoma and Sounder Everett-Seattle projects. Continue
         working toward completion of multiple projects for Regional Express. Support Link light
         rail by doing cost estimates for North Link acquisitions. Work with Link program
         development staff to identify acquisition challenges in North Link and develop strategies to
         resolve issues.
    3.   Evaluate property inventory and begin to dispose of surplus property from acquisition for
         Link’s initial segment project. Follow the Surplus Real Estate Disposal Policy.



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    Transit Oriented Development
    Objectives
    1.   Help internal clients at Link, Sounder and Regional Express with Sound Transit’s adopted
         Transit Oriented Development and Real Property policies and procedures. Offer support,
         resources, and technical assistance.
    2.   Help regional partners, such as local jurisdictions and other public agencies that support
         Sound Transit’s Transit Oriented Development goals. Offer support, resources and technical
         assistance.
    3.   Support development of work agendas that use Sound Move Appendix D’s framework for
         integrating the regional transit system and land use.
    4.   Continue developing the TOD Program at Sound Transit within the Real Estate Division.
         Apply RE/TOD subcommittee criteria to identify, preserve, and pursue opportunities.
    Action plans
    1.   Continue to provide resources, information and technical assistance to the lines of business
         (a) Oversee, analyze and study site and station-area locations within Sound Move. This
             includes TOD training for project managers, and feasibility and local jurisdiction station-
             area planning studies.
         (b) Specific actions include the North Link TOD Strategy and the Real Property Investment
             Strategy.
    2.   Continue to provide technical assistance, resources and information to regional partners.
         These include local jurisdictions that are preparing plans, programs, or properties in support
         of: a) TOD projects, b) Sound Move’s regional transit goals and objectives (per Appendix H
         of Sound Move), and c) the Growth Management Act.
         (a) Specific jurisdictions that may receive this assistance include Issaquah, Mukilteo and
             Sumner.
         (b) Specific jurisdictions are named based on existing requests for assistance.
    3.   Manage consultant preparation of site-specific pre-development technical studies, plans, and
         financial packages for two TOD sites: Woodinville and Rainier Valley.




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 Project Delivery Support Services Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                              224,184             3,749,286               287,389               3,659,079
        Benefits                                               79,147             1,756,985               125,601               1,967,871
            Subtotal                                          303,332             5,506,271               412,990               5,626,950

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                        0            1,285,800                      0              1,085,800
        Legal                                                        0                    0                      0                      0
        Accounting/Auditing                                          0                    0                      0                      0
        Maintenance                                                  0                4,000                      0                  5,000
        Printing/Binding                                           513               36,450                      0                 43,750
        Advertising/Marketing                                        0                2,000                      0                 12,000
        Interlocal Agreements                                        0                    0                      0                      0
        Other Services                                             297              604,500                    496                455,700
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                            0                    0                      0                  2,000
             Subtotal                                              811            1,932,750                    496              1,604,250

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                          3,251                10,000                   552                 15,100
        Postage                                                      0                16,000                     0                 10,500
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                  336                 2,500                   916                 11,500
        Other Materials & Supplies                                   0                21,500                     0                 14,700
             Subtotal                                            3,587                50,000                 1,468                 51,800

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                           0                 5,670                    0                   6,615
        Travel & Meetings                                        2,433                44,925                1,320                  49,691
        Books & Subcriptions                                     1,840                14,500                    0                   7,000
        Training                                                     0                51,650                   66                  45,048
        Other Misc. Expenses                                     4,639                22,500               12,473                  11,500
        Contingency                                                  0                     0                    0                       0
            Subtotal                                             8,911               139,245               13,859                 119,854

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0                    0                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                                 0               11,000                     0                  9,000
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0                1,000                     0                  1,500
           Subtotal                                                   0               12,000                     0                 10,500

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                     0                4,939                   319                  2,800
        Insurance                                                     0                    0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                         0                    0                     0                      0
        Interest Expense                                              0                    0                     0                      0
        Depreciation                                                  0                    0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                                0                4,939                   319                  2,800

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                      316,640              7,645,205              429,131               7,416,154




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                        TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
    Director’s Office
    Objectives
    1.   Deliver safe, reliable, user-friendly, and cost-effective transportation services and facilities
         to our current and future customers.
    2.   Continuously enhance safety and improve the quality of Sound Transit services and
         facilities.
    3.   Increase ridership on all Sound Transit modes.
    4.   Control the costs of service delivery and facility operation and maintenance.
    5.   Sustain and improve transportation partnerships.
    Action Plans
    Service Delivery and Facility Operation
    1.   Continue to oversee ST Express Regional Bus, Sounder commuter rail, and Tacoma Link
         light rail services that are provided by: the regional transit partners, BNSF, and Sound
         Transit employees. Ensure safety, quality, and contract compliance.
    2.   Continue to operate and maintain Sound Transit-owned facilities in a safe and cost-effective
         manner.
    3.   Make and install signs for the Sound Transit system-wide Signage and Wayfinding Program.
         This includes tactile raised-letter/Braille bus bay markers in Sounder, Link and Regional
         Express facilities. Make and install signs for Washington State Department of Transportation
         Regional “T” Wayfinding Phase 3 signs on state highways and local streets.
    4.   Coordinate Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel maintenance and construction transition
         closures with other Sound Transit departments and transit partners. Maintain service
         integrity.
    5.   Continued to implement recommendations in the Commuter Rail System Safety Plan and
         Performance Audit Committee audit.
    Continuous Improvement
    1.   Continuously monitor Sound Transit services for a) safety, b) efficiency, c) effectiveness, d)
         productivity, and e) accessibility. Monitor compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
         Act.
    2.   Develop and monitor service performance standards for all Sound Transit modes.
    3.   Complete a system-wide comprehensive operations analysis of ST Express Regional Bus
         service.
    4.   Conduct annual emergency preparedness drills with staff and regional emergency responders
         in conjunction with agency safety department.
    5.   Develop a comprehensive facility and signage maintenance plan for that includes proactive
         inspections and preventive maintenance.
    6.   Provide input throughout the design and construction process for Sound Transit capital
         projects to ensure: operating efficiency; customer orientation and economical maintenance.
         Ensure compliance with: a) Sound Transit Accessibility Design Standards, b) the Americans
         with Disabilities Act and c) Sound Transit Signage Design Standards.



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    7.   Implement the Regional Customer Comment database, in cooperation with the regional
         transit partners.
    Ridership Growth
    1.   Pending Sound Transit’s permit certification and the six-month time interval, increase
         Sounder service between Everett and Seattle with a second round-trip.
    2.   Deploy 31 new buses purchases to add capacity on ST Express routes.
    3.   Implement market development initiatives with local jurisdictions, agencies, universities,
         business and others. Expand regional transit system access and improve user-friendliness.
    4.   Coordinate rider information systems with regional transit partners, including: a) regional
         trip planner, b) regional lost and found, c) email alert, d) interactive voice response services,
         and e) regional comment database.
    5.   Implement marketing program and enhanced community outreach process. Include delivery
         of selected special event transit services.
    6.   Review opportunities to provide more attractive travel times, improved inter-modal
         connections, and implement where feasible.
    7.   Continue to provide convenient customer assistance and rider information.
    Cost Containment
    1.   Manage purchased transportation and fleet maintenance contracts for Express bus services
         with: a) King County Metro, b) Pierce Transit and c) Community Transit. Contain costs
         where feasible within the contracts. Explore mutually advantageous contract amendments.
    2.   Manage purchased transportation and fleet maintenance contracts for Sounder commuter rail
         Service with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Amtrak. Contain costs within the
         contracts. Explore mutually advantageous contract amendments.
    3.   Manage the cost of operating and maintaining Sound Transit facilities. Contain costs, extend
         service life, and enhance use and appearance.
    4.   Implement cost control measures identified in the Comprehensive Facilities and Signage
         Maintenance Plan.
    5.   Participate in the ongoing management of: a) Smart Card, b) closed circuit
         television/variable message signs/public address, c) talking signs, c) paratransit technology
         plan, d) ticket vending machines and e) regional comment database.
    Partnerships
    1.   Facilitate regional transportation partnerships and forums that improve regional mobility.
    2.   Continue support of the regional transit general managers and the Transit Integration Group
         meetings and processes.
    3.   Manage the 2005 Sound Transit Accessibility Plan and the Mobility Initiative Program,
         including development of the Regional Special Needs Transportation Coordination Plan, in
         partnership with the transit agencies and other key stakeholders.




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 Transportation Services Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                                      0           1,362,970                      0              1,326,009
        Benefits                                                      0             651,397                      0                738,346
            Subtotal                                                  0           2,014,367                      0              2,064,355

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                         0             165,000                      0                352,000
        Legal                                                         0                   0                      0                      0
        Accounting/Auditing                                           0                   0                      0                      0
        Maintenance                                                   0             382,841                      0                445,720
        Printing/Binding                                              0              12,500                      0                 14,200
        Advertising/Marketing                                         0                   0                      0                      0
        Interlocal Agreements                                         0                   0                      0                      0
        Other Services                                                0             391,061                      0                443,870
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                             0                   0                      0                      0
             Subtotal                                                 0             951,402                      0              1,255,790

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                               0               10,100                     0                    800
        Postage                                                       0                3,000                     0                    200
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                     0                8,600                     0                 14,100
        Other Materials & Supplies                                    0               88,980                     0                 92,400
             Subtotal                                                 0              110,680                     0                107,500

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                            0                  582                     0                  1,400
        Travel & Meetings                                             0               26,685                     0                 19,201
        Books & Subcriptions                                          0                4,600                     0                  2,250
        Training                                                      0                7,272                     0                  9,040
        Other Misc. Expenses                                          0               18,089                     0                 16,260
        Contingency                                                   0                    0                     0                      0
            Subtotal                                                  0               57,228                     0                 48,151

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Admin Facilities Rental                                       0              11,652                      0                 20,000
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                       0             186,167                      0                243,167
        Meeting Space                                                 0                   0                      0                      0
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                       0              18,348                      0                      0
           Subtotal                                                   0             216,167                      0                263,167

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                     0             217,977                      0                183,570
        Insurance                                                     0               2,000                      0                  2,000
        Taxes                                                         0               1,577                      0                  3,300
        Interest Expense                                              0                   0                      0                  1,350
        Depreciation                                                  0                   0                      0                      0
              Subtotal                                                0             221,554                      0                190,220

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                              0            3,571,398                      0             3,929,183




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                                     LINK LIGHT RAIL
    Director’s office—Link
    Department objectives
    1.   Design and construct an initial segment of the Central Link light rail project to achieve long-
         term goals for regional transportation, including expanding transit capacity within the
         region’s most dense and congested corridor.
    2.   Ensure technical resources are available to build Central Link according to the board’s
         direction and policies.
    3.   Continue to inform and involve the public regarding light rail project plans, designs,
         construction information, agency decisions, and other details to achieve a broad sense of
         community ownership and promote the project throughout the Sound Transit District.
    4.   Maintain partnerships with local jurisdictions, agencies, universities, business associations
         and other organizations. Ensure light rail is integrated with the regional transportation
         network and is integrated into communities along the line.
    5.   Advance design and environmental work for North Link and Airport Link, and assist the
         board in route selection and funding decisions.
    6.   Meet project milestones towards completing Central Link within the board-approved scope,
         budget and schedule.
    7.   Continue to maximize the involvement of Minority/Women/Disadvantage Business
         Enterprises and small, local firm involvement in design and construction.
    8.   Continue to work collaboratively with Sounder and Regional Express service lines and
         corporate departments to design, construct, and operate comprehensive and complementary
         transportation facilities and services in support of Sound Move.

    Director’s Office
    Objectives
    1.   Oversee the implementation of the Initial Segment within the approved budget and schedule.
    2.   Keep the chief executive officer, the board, and other stakeholders apprised of the status of
         Link projects and organizational developments.
    3.   Manage and improve working relationships with partner agencies. Maintain effective
         relationships with Federal Transit Administration, the Citizen Oversight Panel and other
         oversight groups.
    4.   Oversee the advance of design and environmental work for North Link and Airport Link,
         and assist the board in route selection and funding decisions.
    Action plans
    1.   Maintain an effective and efficient organizational structure for the light rail department.
         Through managers and leads, engage the staff and consultants to work together toward
         achieving the project goals and objectives. Promote open communication, trust and
         teamwork within Link and other parts of the agency.
    2.   Manage the overall Link capital budget and schedule as approved by the board. Ensure that
         Link Project Control effectively tracks the budget and schedule and is aligned with the
         agency’s work breakdown structure. Provide regular updates to the board on project status.



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    3.   Provide updates at FTA quarterly reviews and follow-up on FTA issues in a timely manner.
    4.   Maintain and improve relationships with partner agencies, including: a) cities, b) counties, c)
         transit agencies, d) Washington State Department of Transportation, e) Port of Seattle, and f)
         University of Washington.

    Civil Engineering—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Continue construction of the initial segment for Central Link authorized by the board.
    2.   Complete preliminary engineering for the preferred North Link alternative designated by the
         board.
    3.   Complete preliminary engineering for Airport Link, as directed by the board.
    4.   Continue to coordinate with Systems Engineering to ensure civil and system integration and
         compatibility.
    5.   Continue to provide civil design and engineering support for the construction of the Initial
         Segment. This includes all awarded construction contracts designated by the board.
    Action plans
    1.   Provide civil design and engineering support during construction. This includes a)
         preparation of construction documents, b) responses to requests for information, c) review of
         design submittals and d) field inspections. Projects in 2005 include: C510, C700, C810,
         C710, C735, and C755.
    2.   Complete preliminary engineering for the preferred North Link route alternative designated
         by the board. Conduct value engineering and support the right-of-way evaluation for the
         preferred alignment.
    3.   Complete preliminary engineering on the preferred Airport Link route and support right-of-
         way evaluation of the alignment.
    4.   Coordinate with third parties to maintain the project schedule through the construction phase
         of the Initial Segment. These third parties include the cities of: Seattle, Tukwila, SeaTac,
         Tacoma, the Port of Seattle, and other public and private utility companies. Continue to meet
         regularly to resolve design issues during construction.

    Construction Management—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Oversee the construction of the Initial Segment of Central Link in accordance with the Link
         Project Management Plan and the Construction Manual.
    2.   Contribute to the development of the Master Schedule for the scope adopted by the board for
         the Initial Segment.
    3.   Manage the day-to-day construction activities to ensure that adequate progress is being
         made.
    4.   Enforce the quality and safety requirements.




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    Action plans
    1.   Procure construction management team for C755.
    2.   Issue the second Notice to Proceed to the contractor for Martin Luther King Way (C735).
    3.   Award the C755 construction project.

    Community Outreach—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Develop, implement, and maintain Central Link’s community outreach program, which
         includes business mitigation and marketing.
    2.   Inform the public about the following light rail project items: a) benefits, b) plans, c)
         designs, e) construction, and other details. Use timely, regular, and effective distribution
         methods.
    3.   Involve the public in review of plans, outreach activities and tools. Communicate agency
         decisions to achieve a sense of community ownership and promote the project throughout
         the Sound Transit district.
    4.   Work with communities and project partners that may be affected by the Link project to
         address concerns and potential project impacts.
    5.   Keep the board, Corporate Communications, and the Executive Department informed of
         public opinion related to the project.
    6.   Coordinate closely with Sound Transit staff to incorporate public input into agency decisions
         and project plans, as appropriate.
    7.   Coordinate with the Communications Department to ensure consistency of agency message.
    8.   Communicate the sequence of construction to impacted residents and business owners.
    9.   Take appropriate mitigation efforts, with specific planning for impacted small businesses.
    Action plans
    1.   Support conceptual engineering for the North Link segment.
         (a) Write and distribute public information materials on the route. Develop a community
             outreach plan for the Conceptual Engineering of North Link that will include outreach
             elements planned to maximize community input in the process.
         (b) Respond to major issues and questions from the community.
         (c) Update Sound Transit Web site based on major actions taken by the board.
         (d) Document outreach efforts and the results of public forums for the board. Notify adjacent
             residents and businesses prior to site work or testing activity that will take place on
             private property or in public right-of-way.
    2.   Implement Downtown Seattle Community Outreach Plan related for the Pine Street Stub
         Tunnel and the downtown surface street improvements.
         (a) Contact and inform appropriate community groups and organizations about project
             activity before construction.
         (b) Conduct door-to-door outreach with impacted individuals and businesses during
             construction.
         (c) Update the Sound Transit Web site with construction updates.




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         (d) Participate in the Monitor and Maintain Committee meetings. Monitor outreach related to
             street improvements and manage outreach led by Sound Transit. Implement business
             mitigation during construction.
    3.   Implement the Community Outreach Plan for construction throughout the initial segment
         including the Downtown, SODO, Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley and Tukwila segments.
         (a) Hold construction meetings with the public, construction management and the contractor
             to keep the public informed of construction activities that will affect them. Send out
             construction updates and respond to calls from hotline.
         (b) Visit affected businesses before potentially disruptive activities begin. Send updated
             information to the Sound Transit Web site.
         (c) As part of the Community Outreach Plan, finalize and implement the Business Mitigation
             plan, which includes promotional activities for local businesses.

    Environmental—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Monitor implementation of environmental mitigation and project configuration for the Initial
         Segment of Central Link.
    2.   Implement wetland and stream and historic resource mitigation measures for the Initial
         Segment of Central Link.
    3.   Provide environmental compliance under including but not limited to the following: a) State
         Environmental Policy Act, b) National Environmental Protection Agency, and c) Section
         106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Prepare environmental documents for North
         Link, Airport Link and the Initial Segment, as necessary.
    Action plans
    1.   Track and report to the Federal Transit Administration on a quarterly basis the status of all
         environmental mitigation measures identified in the Initial Segment Record of Decision.
         Review changes to the configuration of the Initial Segment to ensure consistency with
         existing environmental documentation. Prepare supplementary environmental documentation
         as necessary.
    2.   Oversee construction of wetland mitigation and permit conditions along Martin Luther King
         Jr. Way South (C735) and the Tukwila Freeway Route (C755). Perform both within
         construction schedule and within budget.
    3.   Implement historic resource mitigation as required in the Section 106 Programmatic
         Agreement. Provide archaeological monitoring services during construction grading and
         excavation for the following contracts: a) E-3 Busway/Forest Street (700), b) Operations and
         Maintenance Facility (810), c) Beacon Hill Tunnel (710), and for other construction during
         2005 for the Initial Segment. Meet Initial Segment construction schedule and stay within
         budget.
    4.   Complete the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for North Link within
         budget. Coordinate with: a) Federal Transit Administration, b) city of Seattle, c) University
         of Washington and e) other cooperating agencies. Obtain federal Record of Decision by
         summer 2005.
    5.   Complete environmental assessment for Airport Link and obtain federal Record of Decision
         by end of 2005.




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    Operations and Maintenance—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Plan operations and maintenance elements of the Central and Tacoma Link projects to
         achieve long-term goals for regional transportation.
    2.   Develop an operations start-up team and provide supervision of system-integrated tests and
         rail activation to ensure successful operations and maintenance of Central Link.
    3.   Assist the Sound Transit Board, chief executive officer, and Link director with informed
         decisions regarding operations and maintenance planning and implementation by providing
         timely and accurate information.
    4.   Support negotiations with other agencies on agreements related to operations and
         maintenance.
    Action plans
    1.   Implement approved Sound Transit/King County Metro Intergovernmental Agreement under
         which King County Metro will operate and maintain the Initial Segment of Central Link
         light rail.
    2.   Draft a start-up and rail activation cost estimates for the Initial Segment of Central Link.
    3.   Implement start-up activities for the Initial Segment of Central Link.
    4.   Ensure operations and maintenance elements are incorporated into Central Link systems and
         civil design package submittals.
    5.   Develop an Operations Plan for North Link to reflect preliminary engineering (PE).
    6.   Revise the Operations Plan for the initial segment of Central Link. Show final design
         changes. Show method changes for joint bus and rail operation in the Downtown Seattle
         Transit Tunnel.
    7.   Develop the maintenance management information system (MMIS) as part of the
         Intergovernmental Agreement with King County Metro for the Initial Segment of the Central
         Line.

    Project Control—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Maintain accessible and up-to-date information on cost, schedule, and scope of all Link
         projects.
    2.   Use measures of cost, schedule and scope performance that enable management to evaluate
         performance and make decisions that affect the direction of the Link Light Rail Program.
    3.   Create procedures that apply agency principles and industry standards of project
         management, tracking, and reporting.
    4.   Manage the change process effectively. Institute configuration management and document
         control to assure that baseline documents are consistent and ensure that all project
         participants are working with the same revisions.
    5.   Facilitate reviews and audits conducted by project stakeholders and oversight parties.




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    Action plans
    1.   Complete the implementation of the Agency-level Records Management Initiative within
         Link. This will include:
         (a) Establish a new electronic folder structure.
         (b) Assign record retention schedules that comply with the WA State records management
             guidelines to documents and folders.
         (c) Stream and reduce the volume and types of documents that are stored in the electronic
             repository.
    2.   Enhance the documentation of construction and professional services change orders. These
         quality and consistency improvements will consist of:
         (a) Improved process documentation and change forms.
         (b) An increase in change order quality assurance checks.
         (c) Improved organization of change order components and supporting documentation.
    3.   Continue to deploy document control support to Link construction field offices. Accomplish
         this by doing the following:
         (a) Provide adequate physical and computing resources.
         (b) Provide appropriate training and continuing support.
         (c) Institute procedures for the field office environment.
         (d) Assign dedicated document control staff to each field office.
    4.   Continue enhancements for monthly report. Implement reporting metrics that are specifically
         tailored to construction activities, including expanded safety and change order reporting.
    5.   Establish the construction budget for the preferred North Link alignment by developing
         construction cost estimates and schedules. Include appropriate construction risk assessments
         during preliminary engineering.
    6.   Establish the construction budget for the Airport Link alignment by developing construction
         cost estimates and schedules. Include appropriate construction risk assessments during
         preliminary engineering.

    Project Development—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Facilitate the Sound Transit Board decision-making process with accurate and timely project
         information.
    2.   Ensure that final designs are consistent with project commitments made to the public and to
         partner agencies. Adhere to the board-approved scope, schedule and budgets.
    3.   Monitor construction to ensure project commitments made to the public and partner agencies
         are implemented.
    4.   Collaborate with project partners to integrate light rail into the existing transportation system
         and communities along the line, and support transit-oriented land use and economic
         development goals.
    5.   Manage the North Link and Airport Link projects to advance design and environmental work
         and assist the board in route selection and funding decisions.
    6.   Manage the preparation of Federal Transportation Administration New Starts Report, the
         Before and After Study and other federal reporting requirements.


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    7.   Manage the development, negotiation and enforcement of third party agreements related to
         Link. Ensure that the third party agreements are negotiated in a timely manner with
         accountability by all parties.
    8.   Support other agency departments and lines of business in policy development, special
         projects and long range planning exercises.
    Action plans
    1.   Facilitate Link’s management of third-party agreements to ensure compliance, efficiency,
         and accountability by all parties. Work in partnership with the following: a) cities, b) county,
         c) major institutions, d) ports, and e) state to achieve on-time delivery of service and manage
         to board-approved budgets.
    2.   Complete preliminary engineering on the preferred North Link route. Complete the final
         supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Support the board's adoption of the final
         North Link route.
    3.   Facilitate the board’s identification of a new preferred Airport Link route to Sea-Tac Airport.
         Conduct conceptual design process in conjunction with the Port of Seattle’s Comprehensive
         Development Plan.
    4.   Provide communications staff with information about the light rail project and its regional
         importance to: a) Washington State’s congressional delegation, b) other elected officials, and
         c) the Federal Transit Administration. Prepare the annual and semiannual updates to FTA’s
         Report to Congress on New Start projects.
    5.   Participate in Phase II planning for Sound Move conducted by the Office of Policy Planning.

    Systems Engineering—Link
    Objectives
    1.   Design and construct the systems engineering elements of Central Link and maintain
         Tacoma Link system to achieve long-term goals. These goals are for: a) regional
         transportation, b) system quality, c) community fit and enhancement, and d) environmental
         quality.
    2.   Complete the systems engineering elements of Central Link and maintain Tacoma Link
         systems within the board-approved budget and schedule.
    3.   Coordinate with other agencies, utility, and power companies to negotiate supply of required
         services.
    4.   Coordinate with civil designers to ensure civil and systems integration and capability.
    5.   Complete the preliminary engineering for the preferred North Link alternative and Airport
         Link as designated by the board.
    Action plans
    1.   Continue to administer a contract to furnish and supply 31 low floor light rail vehicles and
         monitor initial fabrication through December 2005.
    2.   Negotiate an electrical power operating agreement with Seattle city Light.
    3.   Continue to administer a contract to furnish and install signal system, and traction power and
         overhead contact system for the Initial Segment.
    4.   Continue to administer a contract to furnish and install communications equipment,
         Operations Control Center, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.



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    5.   Award and issue the Notice to Proceed for a contract to supply radios and radio equipment
         for the Initial Segment by March 2005.
    6.   Complete preliminary systems engineering design for North Link alignment by April 2005.
    7.   Complete preliminary systems engineering design for Airport Link alignment by mid-2005.




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 Link Light Rail Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                            4,304,282             5,449,840             4,852,372               5,342,216
        Benefits                                            2,107,825             2,457,546             2,405,736               2,721,085
            Subtotal                                        6,412,107             7,907,386             7,258,108               8,063,301

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                  99,379                62,500                36,133                  53,000
        Legal                                                   4,119                 5,000                 7,866                   1,500
        Accounting/Auditing                                         0                     0                     0                       0
        Maintenance                                             3,580                 4,500                 2,321                   3,000
        Printing/Binding                                        4,425                24,500                 3,608                  12,000
        Advertising/Marketing                                       0                 3,500                     0                     500
        Interlocal Agreements                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Other Services                                        111,488               123,087                19,170                  53,820
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                           0                     0                     0                       0
             Subtotal                                         222,992               223,087                69,099                 123,820

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                         54,327                48,800               48,537                  43,800
        Postage                                                    115                11,950                   20                   9,750
        Small Equipment/Furniture                               27,148                18,600                5,835                  23,650
        Other Materials & Supplies                               4,088                45,100                9,346                  36,200
             Subtotal                                           85,678               124,450               63,738                 113,400

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                       3,235                13,880                3,256                   5,748
        Travel & Meetings                                       58,520                93,710               49,496                  80,032
        Books & Subcriptions                                     5,923                11,100                4,925                  12,050
        Training                                                10,171                22,797                2,915                  19,530
        Other Misc. Expenses                                    39,277                63,800               25,568                  28,000
        Contingency                                                  0                     0                    0                       0
            Subtotal                                           117,126               205,287               86,160                 145,360

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Admin Facilities Rental                             1,942,450                      0                     0                      0
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                   379                      0                     0                      0
        Meeting Space                                             550                  4,500                     0                  2,500
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                67,134                      0                     0                      0
           Subtotal                                         2,010,513                  4,500                     0                  2,500

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                1,076                28,249                 5,998                 31,640
        Insurance                                                    0                     0                     0                      0
        Taxes                                                      156                   120                   108                      0
        Interest Expense                                             0                     0                     0                      0
        Depreciation                                                 0                     0                     0                      0
              Subtotal                                           1,232                28,369                 6,107                 31,640

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                    8,849,648              8,493,079            7,483,211               8,480,021




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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 Central Costs Staff Operating Budget
                                                         2003               Adopted                  2004               Proposed
  Description                                            Actuals           2004 Budget              Estimate           2005 Budget

   SALARIES AND BENEFITS
        Salaries                                                      0             126,218                      0                121,274
        Benefits                                                      0              62,670                      0                 65,704
            Subtotal                                                  0             188,888                      0                186,978

   SERVICES
        Consultant/Management                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Legal                                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Accounting/Auditing                                         0                     0                     0                       0
        Maintenance                                                 0                     0                     0                       0
        Printing/Binding                                            0                     0                     0                       0
        Advertising/Marketing                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Interlocal Agreements                                 172,258               176,098               170,697                 175,000
        Other Services                                              0                     0                     0                       0
        Software And Hardware Maintenance                           0                     0                     0                       0
             Subtotal                                         172,258               176,098               170,697                 175,000

   MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
        Office Supplies                                               0                     0                    0                      0
        Postage                                                       0                     0                    0                      0
        Small Equipment/Furniture                                     0                     0                    0                      0
        Other Materials & Supplies                                    0                     0                    0                      0
             Subtotal                                                 0                     0                    0                      0

   MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
        Dues & Memberships                                    152,190               161,094                64,000                 150,000
        Travel & Meetings                                           0                     0                     0                       0
        Books & Subcriptions                                        0                     0                     0                       0
        Training                                                    0                     0                     0                       0
        Other Misc. Expenses                                   32,760                     0                     0                       0
        Contingency                                                 0                     0                     0                       0
            Subtotal                                          184,950               161,094                64,000                 150,000

   LEASES AND RENTALS
        Admin Facilities Rental                                 18,415            2,076,316             1,946,416               2,193,338
        Leased Vehicles/Parking                                      0                    0                     0                       0
        Meeting Space                                                0                    0                     0                       0
        Leased Funiture & Equip                                      0                    0                67,366                       0
           Subtotal                                             18,415            2,076,316             2,013,782               2,193,338

   OTHER EXPENSES
        Utilities                                                   0                     0                     0                       0
        Insurance                                                   0                     0                     0                       0
        Taxes                                                       0                     0                     0                       0
        Interest Expense                                            0                     0                     0                       0
        Depreciation                                        2,810,341             2,984,356             2,829,892               2,312,782
              Subtotal                                      2,810,341             2,984,356             2,829,892               2,312,782

  TOTAL STAFF OPERATIONS                                    3,185,963              5,586,752            5,078,371               5,018,098




 *** Due to reorganization, historical expenditures and forecasts are not yet available for new or reorganized departments.
 Discontinued departments are not shown in this document. Agency summaries include all figures.




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                               Sound Transit
                        Administrative Capital Outlays

                                                 Total Cost
                       Computer Equipment      $    523,500
                       Office Equipment             283,000
                       Total                   $    806,500




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                              APPENDIX A



                       SOUND TRANSIT STAFFING PLAN




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan Summary

                                             Filled at    2004        2005        New
                                           end of 2003   Adopted    Proposed    Positions
     Corporate Staff
        Board Administration
            Board Administration                  5.40       5.40        5.40
        Board Administration                      5.40       5.40        5.40           -
        Capital Projects
            Business Services                    5.00        6.00        6.00
            Community Connections                9.00        9.00        9.00
            Construction                         7.00        8.00        8.00
            Director's Office                    4.00        5.00        5.00
            Everett - Seattle Corridor           4.00        4.00        4.00
            Project Control                      8.00        8.00        8.00
            Tacoma - Nisqually                   4.00        5.00        5.00
            Tacoma Seattle Corridor              3.00        4.00        4.00
        Capital Projects                        44.00       49.00       49.00           -
        Central Costs
            Central Costs                          -         2.00        2.00
        Central Costs                              -         2.00        2.00
        Community Development Fund
            Community Development Fund            2.00       2.00        2.00
        Community Development Fund                2.00       2.00        2.00           -
        Executive
            CEO Office                           2.60        2.60        2.60
            GSC                                  3.00        3.00        3.00
            Human Resources                      6.00        6.00        6.00
            Policy & Planning                   11.00       12.00       13.00          1.00
            Safety and Security                  6.00        6.00        7.00          1.00
            CCO Office                           7.25        7.25        7.25
            Creative Services                    6.00        6.00        6.00
            External Relations                   7.50        7.50        7.50
            Government Relations                 3.50        4.50        4.50
            Marketing                            5.00        5.00        5.00
            Public Art                           1.50        1.50        1.50
        Executive                               59.35       61.35       63.35          2.00
        Finance & Information Technology
            Accounting & Treasury               17.00       19.00       19.00
            Budget                               5.00        7.00        7.00
            CFO Office                           5.00        5.00        6.00          1.00
            Grants Management                    3.00        3.00        3.00
            Information Technology              16.00       20.00       22.00          2.00
            Risk Management                      2.00        2.00        2.00
        Finance & Information Technology        48.00       56.00       59.00          3.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan Summary

                                                  Filled at    2004         2005        New
                                                end of 2003   Adopted     Proposed    Positions
         Legal
             Environmental Compliance                 5.00        6.00         6.00
             General Counsel                         11.00       11.00        11.00
         Legal                                       16.00       17.00        17.00           -
         Link Light Rail
             Director's Office                        5.00        5.00         5.00
             Civil Engineering                       15.00       14.00        14.00
             Construction Management                  8.00        9.00         9.00
             Link Community Outreach                  7.00       10.00        10.00
             Link Environmental                       2.00        2.00         2.00
             Link Operations                          3.00        3.00         3.00
             Project Control                         14.00       16.00        16.00
             Project Development                     10.00       10.00        10.00
             Systems Engineering                      5.00        8.00         8.00
         Link Light Rail                             69.00       77.00        77.00           -
         Project Delivery Support Services
             Director's Office                        2.00        2.00         2.00
             Agency Project Control                   4.00        4.00         4.00
             Contracts                               30.00       33.00        33.00
             Quality Assurance                        4.00        7.00         7.00
             Real Estate                              8.00       12.00        12.00
             Transit Oriented Development             2.00        2.00         2.00
         Project Delivery Support Services           50.00       60.00        60.00           -
         Transportation Services
             Director's Office                        5.00        5.00         5.00
             Accessibility and Signage                5.00        5.00         5.00
             Customer Service and Information         6.00        7.60         7.60
             Facilities Maintenance                   5.00        4.00         4.00
             Service Planning and Development         2.00        2.00         2.00
         Transportation Services                     23.00       23.60        23.60           -
     Total Corprate Staff                           316.75      353.35       358.35          5.00

     Operations Staff
         Transportation Services
            Regional Express Bus Operations            2.00        2.00        2.00
            Sounder Commuter Rail Operations           2.00        3.00        3.00
            Tacoma Link Light Rail Operations         15.00       16.00       16.00
         Transportation Services                      19.00       21.00       21.00           -
     Total Operations Staff                           19.00       21.00       21.00           -

     Total Sound Transit Staff                       335.75      374.35      379.35           5.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                   2005
                                                                                 Proposed
  Corporate Staff
         Board Administration
                    Board Administration
                                      Board Administrator                              1.00
                                      Board Coordinator                                3.00
                                      Office Manager                                   0.40
                                      Records Management Coordinator                   1.00
                           Total for Board Administration                              5.40
         Board Administration                                                          5.40
         Capital Projects
                    Director's Office
                                        Administrative Assistant                       1.00
                                        Administrative Specialist                      1.00
                                        Capital Projects Director                      1.00
                                        Deputy Director                                1.00
                                        Project Assistant                              1.00
                             Total for Director's Office                               5.00
                    Project Control
                                      Document Control Specialist                      1.00
                                      Project Control Coordinator                      1.00
                                      Project Control Specialist                       3.00
                                      Project Control Specialist/Scheduler             1.00
                                      Project Coordinator                              1.00
                                      Project Manager, Project Control                 1.00
                           Total for Project Control                                   8.00
                    Community Connections
                                        Program Manager, Community Connections         1.00
                                        Project Coordinator                            3.00
                                        Project Development Coordinator                2.00
                                        Project Manager                                3.00
                             Total for Community Connections                           9.00
                    Construction
                                        Construction Manager                           1.00
                                        Construction Project Manager                   1.00
                                        Program Manager, Construction                  1.00
                                        Project Control Specialist                     1.00
                                        Project Coordinator                            1.00
                                        Project Manager                                3.00
                             Total for Construction                                    8.00
                    Business Services
                                        Program Manager, Business Services             1.00
                                        Project Assistant                              2.00
                                        Project Control Specialist                     1.00
                                        Project Coordinator                            1.00
                                        Project Development Coordinator                1.00
                             Total for Business Services                               6.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                   2005
                                                                                 Proposed
                  Tacoma - Nisqually
                                     Program Manager (Railroad Infrastructure)         1.00
                                     Project Coordinator                               3.00
                                     Project Manager                                   1.00
                          Total for Tacoma - Nisqually                                 5.00
                  Tacoma Seattle Corridor
                                       Construction Engineer                           1.00
                                       Progra Manager Construction                     1.00
                                       Program Manager                                 1.00
                                       Railroad Operations Specialist - CR             1.00
                            Total for Tacoma Seattle Corridor                          4.00
                  Everett - Seattle Corridor
                                       Program Manager                                 1.00
                                       Project Assistant                               1.00
                                       Project Development Program Manager             0.00
                                       Project Manager                                 2.00
                            Total for Everett - Seattle Corridor                       4.00
         Capital Projects                                                             49.00
         Central Costs
                  Central Costs
                                       Unclassifed                                     2.00
                            Total for Central Costs                                    2.00
         Central Costs                                                                 2.00
         Communications
                  Government Relations
                                      Administrative Assistant                         0.50
                                      Government Relations Specialist                  3.00
                                      Project Coordinator                              1.00
                           Total for Government Relations                              4.50
                  CCO Office
                                       Administrative Assistant                        0.50
                                       Administrative Specialist                       1.00
                                       Chief Communications Officer                    1.00
                                       Deputy Director of Communications               1.00
                                       Media Relations Specialist                      2.00
                                       Project Assistant                               1.00
                                       Project Coordinator                             0.75
                            Total for CCO Office                                       7.25
                  Marketing
                                       Events & Promotions Specialist                  1.00
                                       Marketing Manager                               1.00
                                       Project Assistant                               1.00
                                       Project Coordinator                             1.00
                                       Writer/Editor                                   1.00
                            Total for Marketing                                        5.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                               2005
                                                                             Proposed
                 External Relations
                                     Administrative Assistant                      0.50
                                     Communications Specialist                     1.00
                                     Community Relations Coordinator               2.00
                                     Community Relations Specialist                1.00
                                     External Relations Manager                    1.00
                                     Web Coordinator                               1.00
                                     Writer/Editor                                 1.00
                          Total for External Relations                             7.50
                 Creative Services
                                     Creative Services Manager                     1.00
                                     Graphic Design Specialist                     3.00
                                     Graphic Designer                              1.00
                                     Video Graphics Specialist                     1.00
                          Total for Creative Services                              6.00
                 Public Art
                                     Administrative Assistant                      0.50
                                     Arts Project Program Administrator            1.00
                          Total for Public Art                                     1.50
         Communications                                                           31.75
         Community Development Fund
                 Community Development Fund
                                     Project Coordinator - Real Estate Mit         1.00
                                     Senior Accountant - CDF                       1.00
                          Total for Community Development Fund                     2.00
         Community Development Fund                                                2.00
         Executive
                 CEO Office
                                                                                   0.00
                                     Chief Executive Officer                       1.00
                                     Deputy Chief Executive Officer                1.00
                                     Office Manager                                0.60
                          Total for CEO Office                                     2.60
                 Safety and Security
                                     Administrative Specialist                     1.00
                                     Manager - Safety and Security                 1.00
                                     Safety Officer                                1.00
                                     Safety Technician                             2.00
                                     Safety/Security Specialist                    1.00
                                     Security Officer                              1.00
                          Total for Safety and Security                            7.00
                 GSC
                                     Project Coordinator                           1.00
                                     Support Assistant                             2.00
                          Total for GSC                                            3.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                  2005
                                                                                Proposed
                 Human Resources
                                     Administrative Assistant                         1.00
                                     HR Manager                                       1.00
                                     Project Assistant                                1.00
                                     Project Coordinator                              1.00
                                     Senior Human Resources Generalist                2.00
                          Total for Human Resources                                   6.00
         Executive                                                                   18.60
         Finance & Information Technology
                 CFO Office
                                     Admin Assistant                                  1.00
                                     Administrative Specialist                        2.00
                                     Chief Financial Officer                          1.00
                                     Deputy Director                                  1.00
                                     Economist                                        1.00
                          Total for CFO Office                                        6.00
                 Budget
                                     Budget Manager                                   1.00
                                     Senior Finance Analyst                           6.00
                          Total for Budget                                            7.00
                 Accounting & Treasury
                                    Accounts Payable Coordinator                      1.00
                                    Capital and Operations Accounting Manager         1.00
                                    Controller                                        1.00
                                    General Accountant                                2.00
                                    General Accountant - Fixed Assets                 1.00
                                    General Accounting Manager                        1.00
                                    GL Accountant - Grants                            1.00
                                    Internal Auditor                                  1.00
                                    JDE Program Analyst                               1.00
                                    One World Administrator                           0.00
                                    Payroll Coordinator                               1.00
                                    Project Assistant - AP                            1.00
                                    Project Assistant - AP & AR                       1.00
                                    Senior Accountant - Cap Proj                      1.00
                                    Senior Accountant - GL                            1.00
                                    Senior Accountant - OH and OPS                    1.00
                                    Senior Accountant - Revenue                       1.00
                                    Senior Cash and Investment Analyst                1.00
                                    Technical Analyst & Reporting Specialist          1.00
                         Total for Accounting & Treasury                             19.00
                 Risk Management
                                     Project Assistant                                1.00
                                     Risk Manager                                     1.00
                          Total for Risk Management                                   2.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                           2005
                                                                         Proposed
                 Information Technology
                                      Business Systems Administrator           1.00
                                      Business Systems Analyst                 2.00
                                      Database Administrator                   1.00
                                      Desktop Specialist                       2.00
                                      Enterprise Systems Administrator         1.00
                                      I T Business Manager                     1.00
                                      Information Technology Manager           1.00
                                      IT Operations Manager                    1.00
                                      IT Project Assistant                     1.00
                                      Network Engineer                         1.00
                                      One World Administrator                  1.00
                                      Project Assistant F&IT                   1.00
                                      Senior Desktop Specialist                1.00
                                      Senior Integration Engineer              1.00
                                      Senior IT Project Analyst                1.00
                                      Server Engineer                          3.00
                                      Systems Integration Analyst              1.00
                                      Telecommunications Specialist            1.00
                          Total for Information Technology                    22.00
                 Grants Management
                                     Grants Administrator                      1.00
                                     Grants Specialist                         1.00
                                     Program Manager - Grants                  1.00
                          Total for Grants Management                          3.00
         Finance & Information Technology                                     59.00
         Legal
                 General Counsel
                                     Administrative Specialist                 1.00
                                     Chief Counsel                             1.00
                                     Deputy Director                           1.00
                                     Legal Counsel                             5.00
                                     Paralegal                                 1.00
                                     Project Assistant                         2.00
                          Total for General Counsel                           11.00
                 Environmental Compliance
                                     Biologist                                 1.00
                                     Environmental Compliance Manager          1.00
                                     Project Assistant                         1.00
                                     Senior Environmental Analyst              1.00
                                     Senior Environmental Planner              1.00
                                     Senior Environmental Specialist           1.00
                          Total for Environmental Compliance                   6.00
         Legal                                                                17.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                  2005
                                                                                Proposed
         Link Light Rail
                  Director's Office
                                      Administrative Assistant/ Reception             1.00
                                      Administrative Specialist                       1.00
                                      Deputy Director - Light Rail                    2.00
                                      Light Rail Director                             1.00
                           Total for Director's Office                                5.00
                  Project Development
                                      Administrative Assistant                        1.00
                                      Program Manager                                 2.00
                                      Project Assistant                               1.00
                                      Project Coordinator                             1.00
                                      Project Development Coordinator                 1.00
                                      Project Development Manager                     1.00
                                      Project Manager                                 3.00
                           Total for Project Development                             10.00
                  Civil Engineering
                                     Administrative Assistant                         2.00
                                     Civil Engineer                                   1.00
                                     Civil Engineer CADD                              1.00
                                     Civil Engineering Manager                        1.00
                                     Civil Engineering SME                            6.00
                                     Civil Engineering SME 700                        1.00
                                     Permits Sepcialist                               1.00
                                     Project Manager - Architect                      1.00
                          Total for Civil Engineering                                14.00
                  Systems Engineering
                                      Administrative Assistant                        1.00
                                      Program Manager                                 1.00
                                      Program Manager - Civil/Sys Integration         0.00
                                      Program Manager - Fare Collection               1.00
                                      Program Manager - LRV                           1.00
                                      Program Manager - Signal Systems                1.00
                                      Program Manager - Systems Engineering           1.00
                                      Program Manager - Traction Power                1.00
                                      Systems Engineering Manager                     1.00
                           Total for Systems Engineering                              8.00
                  Project Control
                                      Administrative Assistant                        2.00
                                      Cost Estimator                                  1.00
                                      Program Manager                                 1.00
                                      Project Assistant                               1.00
                                      Project Control Coordinator                     1.00
                                      Project Control Specialist                      6.00
                                      Project Coordinator                             2.00
                                      Project Manager - Configuration                 1.00
                                      Scheduler                                       1.00
                           Total for Project Control                                 16.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                     2005
                                                                                   Proposed
                  Construction Management
                                      Civil Engineer                                     1.00
                                      Civil Engineering SME                              1.00
                                      Construction Manager                               1.00
                                      Construction Managing Engineer                     1.00
                                      Construction Managing Engineer - Street            1.00
                                      Construction Managing Engineer - Tunnel            1.00
                                      Project Coordinator                                1.00
                                      QC Specialist                                      1.00
                                      Utility Engineer                                   1.00
                           Total for Construction Management                             9.00
                  Link Community Outreach
                                      Administrative Assistant                           1.00
                                      Community Outreach Coordinator                     4.00
                                      Community Outreach Manager                         1.00
                                      Community Outreach Specialist                      2.00
                                      Project Assistant                                  1.00
                                      Project Manager                                    1.00
                           Total for Link Community Outreach                            10.00
                  Link Operations
                                      Program Manager - Operations                       1.00
                                      Project Manager - Maintenance Planning SME         1.00
                                      Project Manager - Operations Planning SME          1.00
                           Total for Link Operations                                     3.00
                  Link Environmental
                                      Environmental Program Manager                      1.00
                                      Project Development Coordinator                    1.00
                           Total for Link Environmental                                  2.00
         Link Light Rail                                                                77.00
         Office of Policy and Planning
                  Policy & Planning
                                        Administrative Specialist                        1.00
                                        Policy & Planning Officer                        1.00
                                        Policy and Planning Program Manager              1.00
                                        Project Assistant                                1.00
                                        Project Coordinator                              2.00
                                        Project Development Coordinator                  1.00
                                        Project Development Program Manager              1.00
                                        Project Manager                                  5.00
                             Total for Policy & Planning                                13.00
         Office of Policy and Planning                                                  13.00
         Project Delivery Support Services
                  Transit Oriented Development
                                      Project Coordinator                                1.00
                                      TOD Project Manager                                1.00
                           Total for Transit Oriented Development                        2.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                               2005
                                                                             Proposed
                  Real Estate
                                       Admin Assistant                             1.00
                                       Administrative Assistant                    1.00
                                       Project Assistant                           2.00
                                       Project Control Specialist                  1.00
                                       Real Estate Manager                         1.00
                                       Senior Property Representative              1.00
                                       Senior Real Property Representative         5.00
                            Total for Real Estate                                 12.00
                  Director's Office
                                       Administrative Specialist                   1.00
                                       Chief Administrative Officer                1.00
                            Total for Director's Office                            2.00
                  Contracts
                                     Administrative Assistant                      3.00
                                     Contracts Coordinator                         3.00
                                     Contracts Manager                             1.00
                                     Contracts Specialist                          6.00
                                     Cost/Price Analyst                            1.00
                                     Diversity Program Manager                     1.00
                                     Diversity Program Specialist                  2.00
                                     Project Assistant                             5.00
                                     Project Coordinator                           1.00
                                     Project Labor Agreement Specialist            1.00
                                     Project Manager                               7.00
                                     Purchase Order Coordinator                    2.00
                          Total for Contracts                                     33.00
                  Agency Project Control
                                       Project Assistant                           1.00
                                       Project Control Coordinator                 1.00
                                       Project Control Manager - Agency            1.00
                                       Senior Project Control Engineer             1.00
                            Total for Agency Project Control                       4.00
                  Quality Assurance
                                       Administrative Assistant                    1.00
                                       Program Manager - QA/QC - Agency            1.00
                                       QA Program Manager                          1.00
                                       QA/QC Manager                               1.00
                                       Quality Assurance Specialist                2.00
                                       Safety Assurance and QA Specialist          1.00
                            Total for Quality Assurance                            7.00
         Project Delivery Support Services                                        60.00
         Transportation Services
                  Director's Office
                                       Administrative Specialist                   1.00
                                       Deputy Director                             1.00
                                       Project Coordinator                         1.00
                                       Project Development Coordinator             1.00
                                       Transportation Services Director            1.00
                            Total for Director's Office                            5.00




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           Sound Transit 2005 Staffing Plan By Department
                                                                                       2005
                                                                                     Proposed
                     Service Planning and Development
                                         Program Manager                                   1.00
                                         Project Manager                                   1.00
                              Total for Service Planning and Development                   2.00
                     Accessibility and Signage
                                         Accessibility and Signage Program Manager         1.00
                                         Administrative Assistant                          1.00
                                         Project Coordinator                               3.00
                              Total for Accessibility and Signage                          5.00
                     Facilities Maintenance
                                         Facilities Project Manager                        1.00
                                         Program Manager                                   1.00
                                         Project Assistant                                 2.00
                              Total for Facilities Maintenance                             4.00
                     Customer Service and Information
                                         Administrative Assistant                          2.00
                                         Customer Service & Information Manager            1.00
                                         Customer Service Specialist                       1.00
                                         Info Center Specialist                            0.60
                                         Project Assistant                                 3.00
                              Total for Customer Service and Information                   7.60
         Transportation Services                                                          23.60

  Corporate Staff                                                                        358.35
  Operations Staff
         Transportation Services
                     Tacoma Link Light Rail Operations
                                        LRV Operator                                       7.00
                                        LRV Technician                                     3.00
                                        Operations Manager                                 1.00
                                        Operations Supervisor                              4.00
                                        Project Assistant                                  1.00
                             Total for Tacoma Link Light Rail Operations                  16.00
                     Sounder Commuter Rail Operations
                                         Program Manager - Transportation Services         1.00
                                         Project Assistant                                 1.00
                                         Transportation Specialist                         1.00
                              Total for Sounder Commuter Rail Operations                   3.00
                     Regional Express Bus Operations
                                         Project Assistant                                 1.00
                                         Project Manager                                   1.00
                              Total for Regional Express Bus Operations                    2.00
         Transportation Services                                                          21.00

  Operations Staff                                                                        21.00
  Total Sound Transit                                                                    379.35




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                             APPENDIX B



                       SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION




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    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

    Allocation and capitalization methodology
    Approximately 65 percent ($34.7 million) of the $53.7 million staff operating budget is allocated
    either to capital projects, transit operations, or is a general and administration expense. The
    remaining 35 percent ($19.1 million) represents the net staff operating budget for the agency.
    These costs are summarized in the table below.

                              Allocation of the Staff Operating Budget
                                                  Total Staff                           Allocated                   Net Staff
                                               Operating Budget                           Costs                  Operating Budget

       Corporate                                           $33,953,065                          $17,204,636               $16,748,429
       Departments1
       Capital Projects and                                 17,459,643                           17,459,643                               0
       Transit Services2
       Depreciation3                                          2,312,782                                      0               2,312,782
       Total                                               $53,725,490                          $34,664,279               $19,061,211

       1
          Includes Board Administration, Executive, Finance and Information Technology, Legal, Project Delivery Support Services
       and Central costs, Approximately 51% of the costs of these departments are allocated to capital projects, transit operations and
       non-capital line of business expense.
       2
         Includes staff costs for Link light rail, Transportation Services and Capital Projects. Approximately 100% of the expenses of
       these departments are allocated to project delivery, service delivery and non-capital line of business expense.
       3
           Depreciation of staff-related capital assets is not allocated to projects or to transit operations.




    The Proposed 2005 Budget allocates about 51 percent of corporate department costs to the capital
    projects and transit operations. These costs are distributed by an activity-based allocation model
    that distributes costs to departments based on their use of the service or resource. For example, a
    portion of accounting’s costs is distributed to modal departments based on the relative share of
    total agency invoices that were processed for that department. That is, Transportation Services,
    with 25 percent of the agency’s invoices for a given period would be assigned 25 percent of the
    costs of the accounting unit. Other division costs are allocated on other activity “drivers,” such as
    direct wages, computer users and square footage of space occupied by each division. For
    budgeting purposes, these activity drivers are estimated for the coming year. The actual expenses
    are ultimately allocated based on actual activity drivers.
    Budget for costs allocated from corporate departments to capital projects and transit services are
    included in the departments' capital and operating project budgets. These budgets are calculated
    based on projections of the costs for each within the agency’s long-term cost forecast model. The
    costs assigned to capital projects are “capitalized”—captured as part of the capital projects’ total
    costs. The costs assigned to operating projects are counted as annual expenses for these projects.
    Miscellaneous capital outlays (such as computers and small equipment not directly related to the
    projects) are recorded as Regional Fund fixed assets, even if the costs are incurred by a modal
    department. The Proposed 2005 budget contains $6.1 million in non-capitalizable costs. These
    costs are associated with capital programs, but under generally accepted accounting principles
    cannot be treated as capital outlays but must be expensed. These costs include leases, rent, taxes,
    some insurance items and some project management consulting services.



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    Capitalization
    It is the policy of Sound Transit to capitalize expenses for items that cost more than $5,000 and
    have useful lives that are greater than one year. Such costs are capitalized into fixed asset
    accounts within the balance sheet. Sound Transit’s balance sheet contains separate accounts for
    fixed assets as described by the Washington State Budget and Accounting Reporting System.
    Fixed assets are tracked through the agency’s enterprise resource planning system, and are
    reconciled by asset account. Expenditures for capital projects under construction are reported on
    the balance sheet in a construction in progress account. When construction is completed and the
    asset placed in service, the asset will then be recorded as a fixed asset and associated depreciation
    will be recorded.
    The Proposed 2005 Budget records all debt service payments as nondepartmental operating
    expenses so that total debt service payments are identifiable. It then allocates a portion of those
    debt service payments as capitalized interest to capital projects, consistent with generally
    accepted accounting principles.
    Subarea financial structure and allocations
    The subarea equity principle is an integral part of the regional transit system approved by the
    voters in 1996 and included in the agency’s Appendix D: Financial Policies. The subarea
    principle is defined in Appendix B as “utilizing local tax revenues and related debt for projects
    and services which benefit generally in proportion to the level of revenues each subarea
    generates. Appendix B also defines Phase 1 as the period in which subarea equity will be
    evaluated. A determination of whether subarea equity is achieved will occur at the end of Phase 1.
    To this end, the agency has developed an accounting system that tracks all transactions, i.e.,
    revenues, expenses and capital outlays at the subarea level. On an annual basis, management
    represents the accuracy of the subarea data which has an annual agreed upon procedures report
    issued by the agency’s independent auditor in conjunction with the financial and federal audit
    processes. Additionally, the Washington State Auditor’s Office audits the subarea data annually.
    The vast majority of capital, transit operations, non-capital line of business expenses and
    revenues are solely attributable to a single subarea. For those transactions that span two or more
    subareas, the agency has developed a methodology based on Sound Move’s Appendix A: Detailed
    Description of Facilities and Costs and Appendix B: Financial Policies. Transactions that require
    an allocation are based on drivers that are specific to each line of business. These drivers are
    derived from Sound Move assumptions in Appendix A and B and reviewed on an annual basis by
    independent auditors. Detailed below are the drivers used by each line of business that are
    interwoven throughout the budget document and incorporated into the agency’s financial system
    for allocating costs between projects and subareas:
    Sounder drivers:
        Track Miles: Examples of transactions allocated by track miles include construction of track
        and facilities, electrical work on track and lighting and signs pertaining to trackwork.
        Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs): Examples of transactions allocated by ticket vending
        machines include the cost and installation of TVMs.
    Link drivers (Initial Segment):
        Total Costs: Examples of transactions allocated by total costs include systemwide support
        and agency costs.
        Fleet Requirement: Examples of transactions allocated by fleet requirement include vehicle
        costs, vehicle maintenance and maintenance base costs.




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        Route Miles: Examples of transactions allocated by route miles include electrification
        systems and communication systems.
        Number of Stations: Examples of transactions allocated by the number of stations include
        ticket vending machines and signage.
    Regional Express drivers:
        Project size: Examples of transactions allocated by project size include agency administrative
        costs, allocated administrative consultants and signage.
    Transportation Services drivers:
        Vehicles: Examples of transaction allocated by vehicles include the cost of vehicles and
        vehicle parts.
        Platform hours: Examples of transactions allocated by platform hours include bus and
        operating revenues and expenses.




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    Regional Fund
    The Regional Fund is funded proportionately by contributions from the five subareas. Sound
    Move financial policies allow for annual board review of the amount of local taxes to be
    contributed to the Regional Fund. The policies permit up to 10 percent of local revenues to be
    distributed to the Regional Fund. Interest earnings (excluding bond proceeds and board-approved
    repurchase agreements) on all Sound Transit funds are also assigned to the Regional Fund for
    uses specified within the financial policies.
    Sound Move identified agency administration, fare integration, research and technology and
    Phase 1I planning as funded elements within the Regional Fund. The Proposed 2005 Budget has
    total request for these cost elements of $30.9 million.
    Reserves
    Within the original $3.9 billion (1995$) program cost, Sound Move identified $110 million
    (1995$) for reserves (including bond reserves, operating reserves, and capital replacement
    reserves) over the 10-year program, allocated by subarea. Contributions to reserves are not an
    expense or outlay in proprietary fund accounting and therefore, are not included in the Adopted
    2004 Budget. However, reserves are identified in Sound Transit’s year-end financial statements in
    conformance with generally accepted accounting principles. As part of its commitment to
    maintain subarea equity, Sound Transit tracks contributions to reserves by subarea.
    Sound Move also identified $11 million (YOE$) as a systemwide contingency fund. In the 2002
    budget, the board transferred funds to create a new emergency fund that would serve to provide
    coverage in the event of an uninsured loss. While the agency maintains a comprehensive
    insurance program, the policies do contain retentions (deductibles) which the agency would have
    to cover in the event of an insurable loss. In such instances, the board, on a case-by-case basis,
    would authorize use of the Emergency Fund. During 2003, as part of the board action on Smart
    Card, $19.9 million (YOE$) was moved from Regional Fund programs into a Regional Fund
    contingency account.


                            Emergency Account & Contingency Funds
                                               (in YOE $000s)

                                                        2004                 2005
                                                      Lifetime             Lifetime
                                                      Budget               Budget
                       Systemwide Contingency       $       3,072        $       3,072
                       Emergency Fund                       7,928                7,928
                       Regional Fund Contingency          19,900               19,900
                       Total                        $     30,900         $     30,900




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    Status of Debt
    The Sound Move Financial Plan projected expenditures of $5.1 billion in year-of-expenditure
    dollars for the 10-year period from 1997 through 2006. Of this amount, the plan called for
    funding $1.39 billion from bond proceeds. In December 1998, Sound Transit issued its first series
    of bonds in the amount of $350 million, with maturity dates from 2007 to 2028. These bonds are
    special limited obligations of Sound Transit that are secured by the Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes
    and Retail Sales and Use Taxes described above. The interest component of the annual debt
    service payments on the bonds is allocated to capital projects as capitalized interest, consistent
    with generally accepted accounting principles. For 2005 the capitalized interest is forecast to be
    $17.1 million.
    Although Sound Transit has no authority to levy property taxes, its debt capacity is determined
    with reference to the value of taxable property within its service area. Under state law, issuance of
    bonds payable from any type of taxes is subject to statutory debt limitations. Sound Transit
    currently is authorized to incur debt in an amount equal to 1-1/2 percent of the value of taxable
    property within the service area without securing voter approval for bonds. With the approval of
    60 percent of the region’s voters, Sound Transit may incur aggregate indebtedness of up to 5
    percent of the value of taxable property within the service area. Each county assessor in the
    service area is required to report to Sound Transit annually on the value of the property within its
    taxing district. From those reports, the agency’s current debt capacity, taking account of the 1999
    bond issue, has been calculated as shown below.

                                     2003 Debt Capacity Status for Sound Transit

      2002 Assessed Valuation for collection of 2003 taxes                              $265,348,198,195
      Maximum nonvoted debt (1.5 percent of assessed valuation)                            3,980,222,973
      Less: Series 1999 Bonds                                                               350,000,000
      Nonvoted debt capacity remaining                                                    $3,630,222,973


      Maximum voted debt (5 percent of assessed valuation)                                13,267,409,910
      Less: Series 1999 Bonds                                                               350,000,000
      Voted debt capacity remaining                                                      $12,917,409,910




                                Debt Service Requirements to Maturity on 1999 Series Bonds
                               200
         Millions of Dollars




                                                                                 52             19
                               150

                               100                        80              72
                                                85                                              154
                                      80                                         122
                               50

                                       0                  27              34
                                0               13
                                      2000     2005      2010            2015    2020          2025
                                                            Range of Years
                                                        Principal     Interest



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                            APPENDIX C



                       PERFORMANCE MEASURES




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    Performance Statistics discussion
    Systemwide Performance Management Program
    In 2004, the Regional Express Bus service program underwent a performance audit, resulting in
    several recommendations for improving performance monitoring and reporting, with standards
    directly linked to budget objectives. The 2005 budget reflects staff’s initial recommendations for
    systemwide and mode-specific performance indicators.
    Staff is currently reviewing financial performance statistics, which will be presented to the board
    for review and input for the final budget. Additionally, staff will initiate a new performance
    management system, including development of a new quarterly management report.




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              ST Performance Statistics - Agencywide

                                                                 2003 Actual        2004 Estimated         2005 Target
Service Consumed
 Total Boardings                                                      8,418,235            9,908,962          10,216,033
 Average Weekday Boardings (1)                                           28,699               34,546              35,291


Note:
(1) Average weekday boardings for 2003 do not include Tacoma Link as service didn't start until August 25. Including
    Tacoma Link, average weekday boardings for the fourth quarter 2003 totalled 31,000.




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                    Tacoma Link Performance Statistics

                                                                    2003 Actual         2004 Estimated          2005 Target
Service Provided (1&2)
 Days of Service                                                                129                   366                    365
 Service Hours Operated                                                       3,467                10,095                10,011
 Service Miles Operated                                                      34,387                97,442                97,274
 Trips Operated                                                              19,877                59,836                59,731

Service Consumed
 Total Boardings                                                           267,158                739,491               754,281
 Average Weekday Boardings                                                   2,301                  2,344                 2,390

Performance Measures
 Total Boardings/Service Hour                                                   77.1                  73.3                  75.3
 Total Boardings/Trip                                                           13.4                  12.4                  12.6
 On-time Performance (3)                                                      99.7%                 98.5%                 98.5%
 Complaints (Percent of boardings) (4)                                       0.001%                0.001%                0.001%
 Preventable Accidents per 100,000 service miles (5)                                0                     0                     0


Notes:
(1) Service began August 25, 2003.
(2) Service is reported as service hours or miles operated instead of revenue hours or miles as Tacoma Link service
    collects no fares at this time.
(3) A train is late if it a) departs a terminal station more than one minute late or, b) arrives at a terminal station three or
    more minutes late and is unable to make it's departure time.
(4) There were 2 complaints in 2003. The standard is <.05%. This is the standard from the new services agreements
    with the transit partners for ST Express bus service, which Sounder and Tacoma Link agreed to adopt.
(5) A preventable accident is defined as an accident in which the operating employee(s) failed to do everything reasonable
    to prevent it. For Tacoma Link, the standard is ≤1.0 per 100,000 service miles.




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                         Sounder Performance Statistics

                                                                   2003 Actual        2004 Estimated          2005 Target
Service Provided (1)
 Days of Service                                                              277                  277                   277
 Revenue Vehicle Hours Operated                                              9,769               10,062               10,364
 Revenue Vehicle Miles Operated                                            381,996              393,456              405,260
 Trips Operated                                                              1,588                2,109                2,362
 Rail Car Trips                                                             10,004               12,188               13,608

Service Consumed
 Total Boardings                                                           751,163              918,655              978,397
 Average Weekday Boardings                                                   2,794                3,436                3,669

Performance Measures
 Total Boardings/Revenue Vehicle Hour                                         76.9                 91.3                     94.4
 Total Boardings/Trip                                                        473.0                435.6                    414.2
 Total Boardings/Rail Car Trip                                                75.1                 75.4                     71.9
 On-time Performance (2)                                                     94.7%                95.0%                    95.0%
 Complaints (Percent of boardings) (3)                                       0.03%                0.03%                         0
                                                         (4)
 Preventable Accidents per 1,000,000 total miles                                  1                    0                        0


Notes:
(1) Service is at four round trips and will be at 13 round trips at 100% of buildout. Sounder Everett-Seattle service
     started December 21, 2003.
(2) Standard is 95%, defined as having the average of all trains in a month arriving at terminus within seven minutes of
    of schedule at least 19 out of 20 trips.
(3) Complaints totaled 249 in 2003. The standard is <.05%. This is the standard from the new services agreements
    with the transit partners for ST Express bus service, which Sounder and Tacoma Link agreed to adopt.
(4) A preventable accident is defined as an accident in which the operating employee(s) failed to do everything
    reasonable to prevent it. For Sounder, the standard is ≤1.0 per 1,000,000 total miles.




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               ST Express Bus Performance Statistics

                                                                 2003 Actual        2004 Estimated         2005 Target
Service Provided
 Days of Service                                                            365                  366                   365
 Revenue Vehicle Hours Operated                                         329,744              339,636              349,944
 Revenue Vehicle Miles Operated                                       8,413,612            8,666,020            8,929,035
 Trips Operated                                                          335,958             362,084              368,725

Service Consumed
 Total Boardings                                                      7,399,914            8,250,816             8,483,355
 Average Weekday Boardings                                               25,905               28,766                29,232



Performance Measures
 Total Boardings/Revenue Vehicle Hour                                       22.4                 24.3                  24.2
 Total Boardings/Trip                                                       22.0                 22.8                  23.0
 On-time Performance (1)                                                     90%                  93%                  ≥90%
 Complaints (Percent of boardings) (2)                                     0.02%                0.02%                <0.05%
 Preventable Accidents per 100,000 revenue miles (3)                         0.96                ≤0.80                 ≤0.80


Notes:
(1) Per the performance standards set in the new service agreements with the transit partners, the standard is 90%
    or higher, defined as no later than 10 minutes of scheduled departure time.
(2) Complaints totalled 1,660 in 2003. Per the performance standards set in the new service agreements with the
    transit partners, the standard is <.05% of total boardings.
(3) A preventable accident is defined as an accident in which the operating employee(s) failed to do everything
    reasonable to prevent it. Per the new service agreements, the standard is ≤0.8 or ≤1.0 during tunnel closure
    per 100,000 revenue miles.




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                          APPENDIX D



                       FINANCIAL POLICIES




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    FINANCIAL POLICIES

    Equity
    Definition of equity
    Equity will be defined as utilizing local tax revenues and related debt for projects and services
    that benefit the subareas generally in proportion to the level of revenues each subarea generates.
    This equity principle will apply to the 10-year system plan as well as all future phases. The
    Financing Plan for Sound Move reflects this equity principle by providing a budget for each of the
    five Regional Transit Administration (RTA) subareas, comprised of the subarea’s share of local
    taxes, bonding capacity, farebox proceeds and an assumption for federal funding. The five
    subareas are defined as Snohomish County, North King County/Seattle, East King County, South
    King County, and Pierce County. While the Financing Plan will be managed by the RTA Board
    on a consolidated basis, the RTA will establish an accounting system by which to report
    individual subarea performance
    The RTA Board agrees, therefore, that the facilities, projects and services identified in the
    adopted 10-year system plan represent a reasonable definition of equity for purposes of satisfying
    both public policy concerns and statutory requirements. The subarea budgets will serve as the
    starting point for evaluating the equity principle during the 10-year construction period.
    Implementation policy
    Subarea budgets
    The RTA Financing Plan will provide a budget for each of the five RTA subareas, comprised of
    the subarea’s projected share of local taxes, bonding capacity and farebox proceeds, and an
    assumption for federal funding, and related expenditures.
    Local taxes will be allocated to subarea budgets on actual sales tax and motor vehicle excise tax
    receipts collected by subarea and within the RTA District. Annual RTA and subarea budgets will
    incorporate updated forecasts based on these actual receipts. A percent of local taxes from each
    subarea will be allocated to the Regional Fund to fund systemwide costs (see Regional Fund
    section on the following page).
    Government funding will be allocated in two ways:
        Government funding received that is general in scope for facilities and/or services that appear
        in several subareas will be allocated to subarea budgets proportional to the subareas’
        percentage share of total RTA local taxes collected and projected.
        Government funding that is received for a specifically determined facility and/or service will
        be allocated to the subarea(s) that benefits from the facility and/or service.
    Miscellaneous revenues, such as those generated through private-public partnerships, advertising
    and terminal concessions will be allocated to subarea budgets based on subarea investment in the
    facility and/or service from which the revenue is generated. Because these revenue sources carry
    a high level of uncertainty, projections will not be included in the adopted Financing Plan or in
    the original subarea budgets.
    Bonding capacity will be allocated based on a subarea’s ability to repay the debt service after
    covering operating and maintenance costs, and consistent with the RTA’s debt service coverage
    ratio policy (see Debt Financing Capacity section on the next page).
    The subarea expenditures will be allocated in terms of the facilities and services to be provided,
    their projected costs, project contingencies, associated operating costs, debt service, operations
    and maintenance and capital replacement. The allocation of expenditures for facilities and



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    services that cross subarea boundaries will be made by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
    Board with consideration to subarea benefits and priorities.
    Monitoring function
    The RTA will establish an accounting system by which to report performance against subarea
    budgets. This monitoring and reporting function will be incorporated into the RTA’s annual
    budgeting process.
    The RTA will establish an independent audit function to oversee its monitoring and reporting of
    subarea budgets.
    The RTA will appoint a citizen oversight committee to monitor RTA performance (see Public
    Accountability section on Page 5 of this Appendix).
    Adjustments to subarea budgets
    The RTA will establish a process by which subarea budgets can be adjusted, based on current
    revenue and expenditure forecasts. Since the subarea budgets will be included within the RTA’s
    general budget, adjustments to subarea budgets will occur every year as a step in the RTA’s
    annual budget adoption, which requires a two-thirds favorable vote of the RTA Board.
    Adjustments to subarea budgets can include additional priority projects and/or services within
    that subarea should funding be available. This adjustment process recognizes that some
    fluctuation in revenues and expenditures against forecasts will occur.
    For those cases where a subarea’s actual and projected expenditures exceed its actual and
    projected revenues and funding sources by five percent or greater, and/or where unforeseen
    circumstances occur which would result in an inability to substantially complete projects within
    such subarea’s plan, the Regional Transit Authority Board shall take one or more of the following
    actions:
        Correct the shortfall through use of such subarea’s uncommitted funds and/or bond capacity
        which is available to the subarea; and/or
        Scale back the subarea plan or projects within the plan to match a revised budget; and/or
        Authorize a vote of the RTA District on a revised ballot measure.

    Regional Fund
    Funding sources
    The RTA will establish a regional fund that will be funded through a percent of local tax revenues
    contributed by each of the five subareas and interest earnings. The percent of local tax to be
    contributed will be set in the adopted Financing Plan, and then reviewed and set annually through
    the RTA budget process. It will not exceed 10 percent per year during the 10-year system plan
    period.
    Uses for regional fund
    The regional fund will be used to fund systemwide elements. These elements include:
        The RTA’s fare integration program.
        The RTA agency administration, including:
        (a) Research and development of new technology.
        (b) Planning and environment analysis for a future capital program.
        Contingencies that may occur due to shortfalls in actual revenues collected or funding
        obtained, or overruns in actual expenditures relative to cost estimates provided that the



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        funding of such contingencies shall not diminish the RTA’s ability to fully implement its fare
        integration program.




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    Debt Financing Capacity
    Legal definition of RTA debt financing capacity
    The RTA’s enabling legislation defines the RTA’s capacity for issuing general obligation debt at
    one and one-half percent of the value of the taxable property within the boundaries of the RTA
    District (and with approval of three-fifths of voters voting with RTA District, up to five percent
    of the value of the taxable property within the district’s boundaries). There is no dollar limit for
    revenue indebtedness.
    However, through the following policies, the RTA will implement a substantially more
    conservative use of debt financing.
    Calculation of debt financing capacity
    The RTA recognizes that its future bondholders will hold first claim against its local sales tax and
    motor vehicle excise tax revenues as the pledged sources for repayment. However, the RTA’s
    debt financing capacity will be calculated on a more conservative basis, by evaluating all
    revenues and deducted total operating expenses for net revenues available for debt service.
    Debt service coverage ratio policy
    The RTA further recognizes the importance of a conservative debt service coverage ratio, both to
    ensure a conservative use of debt and to secure favorable financing costs.
    For planning purposes, the RTA’s debt service coverage ratio policy will be set at an average
    coverage ratio of 2.0x for net revenues over annual debt service costs, not to fall below 1.3x in
    any single year. Prior to bond issuance, the RTA will establish the appropriate debt service
    coverage ratio to incorporate into its bond covenants.
    Uses of debt financing
    Debt financing in the context of the 10-year construction program covers the following two
    distinct types of borrowing: the first related to long-term debt financing, and the second related to
    short-term debt financing.
    Short-term debt financing (with terms of 10 years or less) is expected to be used primarily to
    bridge the gap between the necessary timing of expenditures and the anticipated receipt of
    revenues.
    The use of long-term financing (with terms of more than 10 years) is expected to be limited to
    capital and related costs for portions of the program that have a useful life in excess of the term of
    the debt. Long-term financing should be preserved for those aspects of the program for which
    other sources of funds are likely to be available (e.g., due to timing or eligibility constraints) or
    for which a local match is required to access such source of funds.
    The RTA will reserve a portion of its legal debt financing capacity to provide a potential funding
    source by which to address unforeseen circumstances. This reserve is defined at five percent of
    the capital costs reflected in the 10-year construction program.
    Allocation of RTA debt capacity to subareas
    The amount of long-term debt financing used to benefit each of the subareas will be based on
    each subarea’s ability to repay debt after covering operating costs.
    While the above policy prescribes the use of debt financing within subarea budgets, the RTA
    Board will manage the agency’s debt capacity on a consolidated basis.




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    Debt management guidelines
    The RTA Board has established, and will maintain, specific guidelines for managing the
    authority’s debt use.

    Setting Priorities for Expenditures
    Based on the 10-year system plan, the RTA will develop a six-year capital improvement budget,
    to be updated every two years as a step in the annual budgeting process and which will require
    adoption by a two-third favorable vote of the RTA Board. The RTA will establish guidelines for
    its budgeting process and criteria by which to establish priorities for expenditures.

    Public Accountability
    To insure that the 10-year construction program development and implementation occurs within
    the framework and intent of these policies, the RTA will:
        Conduct an annual comprehensive performance audit through independent audit services;
        Appoint and maintain for the 10-year construction period a citizens’ oversight committee,
        charged with an annual review of the RTA’s performance audit and financial plan, for
        reporting and recommendations to the RTA Board.

    Future Phases
    Voter approval requirement
    The RTA Board recognizes its authority to fund Sound Move’s future operations, maintenance
    and debt service as well as any future phase capital program through a continuation of the local
    taxes initially authorized by the voters. However, in its commitment to public accountability, the
    RTA Board pledges that any second phase capital program that continues local taxes for
    financing will require approval by a vote of those citizens within the RTA District.
    Sales tax rate rollback
    Should voter approval for a future phase capital program not be forthcoming, the RTA Board will
    initiate two steps to roll back the rate of sales tax collected by the RTA.
    First, the RTA will first initiate an accelerated pay off schedule for any outstanding bonds.
    Second, the RTA will implement a tax rollback to a level necessary to pay the accelerated
    schedule for debt service on outstanding bonds, system operations and maintenance, fare
    integration, capital replacement, and agency cost.
    Once all debt is retired, the RTA will implement a tax rollback to a level necessary to pay for
    system operations and maintenance, fare integration, capital replacement and agency
    administration.
    Financial policies review
    These Financial Policies will apply to future capital programs. They will be reviewed for
    applicability prior to any submittal of a future capital program to the RTA District voters.




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                        APPENDIX E



                       BUDGET PROCESS




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    BUDGET PROCESS
    Sound Transit’s budget process is structured to serve two purposes. Within the agency,
    development of the budget provides a forum for joint planning of objectives and tasks, with
    managerial and board review of programs. For the region’s citizens and partner agencies, the
    budget reports on the status of projects and services, detailing the agency’s proposed
    accomplishments and their costs for the coming year.
    The internal process is a collaborative and iterative one, with the agency’s senior management
    providing strategic direction and critical review, managers and project managers preparing
    resource proposals, and financial staff providing technical support for the process. Once the
    proposed budget and financial plan have been published, the Sound Transit Board and the public
    provide an external review of project and service proposals from a policy standpoint.
    The 2004 process is procedurally identical to that of previous years, with preliminary planning
    beginning in March and with budget adoption scheduled for December 2003. Major phases of this
    process are outlined below, with additional detail on responsibilities and steps shown on the next
    page.


                                                               PROCESS
    May                Formal budget process initiation with directors and managers

    June               Departments’ completion of objectives, action plans and staff operating budget proposals

    July               Departments’ completion of capital and transit operations budgets; review of compiled
                       budget proposals by department directors
    August             Incorporation of management changes into budget proposals

    September          Publication of budget document; board overview of staff operating budget and revenue
    through            forecast; committee review of transit operations and capital budgets; board retreat to
    November           consider budget issues and financial plan; staff review of budgets for potential cashflow
                       changes; public hearing on budget
    December           Adoption of budget by Sound Transit Board




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Sound Transit Budget Process Summary
         FINANCIAL STAFF                 MANAGERS                   AGENCY MANAGEMENT             SOUND TRANSIT BOARD



M     Updating of long-term        Recalibration of current           Oversight of budget
A     forecast & estimation        year op. & proj. budgets;          and financial plan
R     of current year spending     direction to F&B staff             revisions




A     Submission of new long-      Begin support service              Strategic direction set
P     term forecast to Dirs.       level discussions for              and long-term forecast
R     for strategic direction      coming budget year                 finalized




M     Development of budget                                           Identification of key          Review priority financial
A     process and planning                                            issues influencing             issues and proposed
Y     documents for mgmt.                                             coming year's budget           budget process




J     Compilation of agency        Development of action              Budget kickoff for dirs.,
U     overhead and direct          plans, budgets and                 mgrs. & project mgrs.
N     interdepartmental chgs.      staffing requests                  led by Exec. Director




J     Assembly of dept.budget                                         Review and revision of
U     submittals for review by                                        departmental budget
L     Agency management                                               proposals




A     Technical review &                                              Final evaluation and
U     compilation of budget in                                        approval of aggregate
G     light of mgmt. revisions                                        budget proposal




S     Publication of approved      Review                             Briefings of boardmbrs.        Substantive review of
E     budget submittals; distri-   Cash flow                          & committees on budget         agency budget and
P     bution to board              assumptions                        and financial plan             financial plan




O     Present budget high-         Provide info for                   Discussions with               Formal consideration of
C     lights to Finance Com;       Agency responses to                boardmembers /comms.           budget at board retreat
T     respond to questions         questions from board               on budget & fin. plan          and public hearing




N     Assembly of data in          Provide info for                   Discussions with
O     response to issues           Agency responses to                boardmembers /comms.
V     raised by board              questions from board               on budget & fin. plan




D                                                                                                    Amendment and/or
E                                                                                                    adoption of budget
C                                                                                                    & financial plan by board




                                             = communications and information flows




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                            APPENDIX F



                       SOUND TRANSIT HISTORY




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    SOUND TRANSIT HISTORY

    Chronology of Regional Transit Planning in the Central Puget
    Sound Region
    February 1968: Forward Thrust proposal (first ballot). Forward Thrust bond measure dedicated
    to financing a $1.15 billion Seattle rapid rail and bus transit system fails to receive the required 60
    percent supermajority vote.
    May 1970: Forward Thrust proposal (second ballot). Bond measure to finance revised $1.32
    billion rail and bus system again fails.
    May 1972: Metropolitan Area Transit Plan. Puget Sound Governmental Conference adopts an all-
    bus transit plan in response to the Forward Thrust votes, creating Metro Transit.
    March 1981: Regional light rail feasibility study completed. A consultant study for the Puget
    Sound Council of Governments (PSCOG) assesses the potential use of light rail for heavily used
    transportation corridors, concluding that rail transit is feasible and warrants detailed evaluation
    March 1982: Regional rail evaluation begins. A 1981 study for the Puget Sound Council of
    Governments (PSCOG, subsequently renamed Puget Sound Regional Council, or PSRC)
    concludes that regional rail transit is feasible and warrants detailed evaluation. An extensive
    evaluation process begins in 1982.
    March 1987: Regional Transportation Plan amended to include rail transit. Based on its analyses,
    PSCOG, the regional planning body, amends its federally required Regional Transportation Plan
    to incorporate recommendations for rail transit in the north, south and east transportation
    corridors.
    August 1987: Commuter rail deemed feasible for serving South King County. Initial evaluation
    of using existing railroad tracks to provide commuter rail service in the Green River Valley of
    South King County concludes such service is feasible and should be analyzed further.
    September 1988: King County Advisory Ballot on rail. King County voters approve (by a 2-to-1
    margin) an advisory measure calling for accelerated planning to provide starter-rail service by the
    year 2000. Metro Council responds by voting to accelerate planning for high-capacity transit.
    January 1990: Expert review panel created. A state-created independent expert review panel is
    appointed to review Metro’s technical methods and planning assumptions in evaluating high-
    capacity transit alternatives—a first in transit system planning.
    April 1990: High-Capacity Transit Act. Legislature establishes planning criteria, provides
    funding, and authorizes local-option taxes and implementation mechanisms for high-capacity
    transit. The Joint Regional Policy Committee (JRPC) is authorized by the legislation to oversee
    the planning process. Growth Management Act (GMA) is enacted, requiring consistency between
    land-use and transportation planning.
    August 1990: JRPC is formed. An interlocal agreement among the Pierce, King and Snohomish
    county transit agencies forms the JRPC to coordinate regional transit planning.
    October 1990: Vision 2020 links growth and transportation. PSCOG adopts a general regional
    policy for linking growth strategies and transportation planning.
    Spring 1991: Regional Transit Authority (RTA) project. High-capacity transit planning is
    expanded to include preparing a regional transit system plan as a basis for a financial proposal to
    put before the voters.
    March 1992: RTA is required. The state Legislature calls for creation of a three-county RTA.
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    October 1992: Draft Regional Transit Administration System plan/Draft Environmental Impact
    Statement issued (DEIS). A draft transit system plan and accompanying DEIS are issued for
    public review and comment.
    February 1993: Final EIS issued on regional transit options.
    April 1993: Final EIS is approved. Following a two-month comment and appeal period, hearing
    examiner gives final approval to the environmental impact statement, dismissing two challenges.
    May 1993: JRPC adopts Regional Transit System Plan. The JRPC concludes its work by
    adopting a $13.2 billion transit system plan for the region and recommending formation of a
    Regional Transit Authority.
    July 1993: Three county councils “opt in” to Sound Transit. Snohomish, Pierce and King county
    councils vote to be part of the Regional Transit Plan and create the Regional Transit Authority to
    implement the plan.
    September 1993: Sound Transit is formed. The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority
    holds its first meeting and begins developing a regional transit system and financing package to
    submit to voters based on the JRPC-recommended system plan.
    October 1994: Sound Transit adopts Regional Transit Master Plan and Phase 1 ballot proposal.
    Based on the JRPC-recommended system plan, Sound Transit adopts a transit Master Plan for the
    region, and a $6.7 billion Phase 1 rail and bus transit proposal to take to the ballot.
    December 1994: County councils vote to send Sound Transit Phase 1 to the ballot. Following a
    mandated 45-day review period, the Pierce, King and Snohomish County Councils vote to
    continue Sound Transit participation and submit Phase 1 to voters.
    March 1995: The public vote: Phase 1 transit system proposal fails. Regional voters turn down
    the Phase 1 proposal (46.5 percent: yes; 53.5 percent: no).
    October 1995: Sound Transit forms advisory panel, targets ballot as early as September 1996.
    Sound Transit Board calls for formation of a regional advisory panel of civic leaders to help craft
    a new Phase 1 proposal, and sets a timetable to bring the new proposal before the region’s voters
    as early as September 1996.
    November 1995: Sound Transit adopts Guiding Principles, state Legislative program for new
    proposal. The Sound Transit Board adopts a set of nine guiding principles clearly defining
    parameters for developing a new Phase 1 proposal. At the same time, the board agrees to propose
    legislative changes to clarify and improve its flexibility to address a broader range of
    transportation needs.
    May 1996: Sound Transit Board adopts Sound Move, The 10-year Regional Transit System Plan.
    The board passes Resolution 73 adopting a 10-year, regional transit proposal and related
    appendices along with The Regional Transit Long-Range Vision.
    August 1996: Sound Transit sets November 5, 1996 as date for Sound Move ballot proposal. The
    board passes Resolution 75, calling for a November 5 election to implement Sound Move by
    increasing local taxes to fund the local share of the plan cost.
    November 1996: The region’s voters approve Sound Move by 58 to 42 percent. The Sound Move
    transit plan is approved districtwide and wins a majority in the portions of each of the three
    counties within the Sound Transit District. The vote authorizes a local 0.4% sales tax and 0.3%
    MVET tax to finance construction and operation of the regional transit system.
    April 1997: Collection of tax revenues begins for Sound Move. The state departments of Revenue
    and Licensing begin collection of the taxes authorized by voters within the RTA District to
    finance Sound Move.




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    August 1997: “Sound Transit” chosen as popular name for RTA and its services. The RTA Board
    adopts “Sound Transit” as the popular name for the RTA, and approves the names of “Link” for
    light rail services, “Sounder” for regional commuter rail service, and “Regional Express” for
    regional bus services.
    September 1997: Sound Transit breaks ground, inaugurates bus service. RTA Sound Transit
    launches its first transit improvements, partnering with Community Transit to accelerate
    construction of the new Ash Way Park-and-Ride Lot near Lynnwood, and with Pierce Transit to
    add 15 daily trips to the highly successful Seattle Express bus routes between Lakewood, Tacoma
    and Seattle.
    February 1998: Negotiations are authorized for the purchase of Regional Express’ first vehicle
    fleet. The Sound Transit Board authorizes negotiations for the purchase of the first Sound Transit
    vehicles—up to 175 buses for Regional Express Service.
    March 1998: Sounder commuter rail stations between Tacoma and Seattle identified. Sound
    Transit Board identifies eight of nine commuter rail stations for Sounder service between Tacoma
    and Seattle. Selection of a station site in Kent is delayed to allow the city to pursue funding for a
    parking garage as part of site selection.
    June 1998: Seattle’s Union Station to become permanent Sound Transit headquarters. After a
    six-month process, Sound Transit’s Finance Committee, with board authorization, selected
    Seattle’s historic Union Station as the site for its permanent corporate headquarters. The agency is
    to fund building restoration by current owners, and when completed will purchase the building
    for one dollar. Agency relocation is scheduled for fall ‘99.
    July 1998: Routes for Tacoma Link light rail identified. The Sound Transit Board selects
    alternative routes for analysis in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Tacoma Link
    light rail line, three route alternatives for the east/west segment and two alternatives for the
    north/south segment.
    August 1999: First groundbreaking ceremonies held for Sounder commuter rail stations.
    Ceremonies are held in Auburn and at Seattle’s King Street Station to break ground and begin
    construction of the first Sounder commuter rail stations.
    PugetPass, the first regional transit pass, makes its debut. The region’s five transit agencies
    introduce the PugetPass, the first regional transit pass that will be honored by all of the region’s
    transit agencies.
    September 1999: ST Express begins new era of regional bus service. The first nine of 18 planned
    new ST Express bus routes offering limited-stop express service begin regularly scheduled
    service.
    October 1999: Tacoma Link light rail vehicles are purchased. The purchase of three new light
    rail cars from Inekon Group is authorized for Tacoma Link service, with vehicle delivery slated
    for October 2001.
    November 1999: Washington state voters approve Initiative 695. The state’s voters
    overwhelmingly approve I-695, repealing the state’s motor vehicle excise tax based on the value
    of the vehicle and replacing it with a flat $30 annual fee. Sound Transit’s voter-approved local
    MVET is not directly affected, but the initiative’s impacts call into question some financial
    partnerships for Sound Transit with the state and with local transit agencies.
    Sound Transit Board unanimously adopts final route for Central Link light rail. By a unanimous
    18—0 vote the Sound Transit Board approves route and station locations for the Central Link
    light rail system to serve Seattle, Tukwila and SeaTac. In addition to selecting the 21-mile route
    from Seattle’s University District to a terminus south of Sea-Tac Airport, the board committed to
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    Northgate Transit Center. The board also voted to analyze a new route option suggested by the
    City of Tukwila.
    December 1999: Sounder’s first commuter train makes its debut. The first demonstration run of
    Sounder’s first train whisks nearly 400 dignitaries, media and invited guests between Tacoma and
    Seattle smoothly and quietly at speeds of up to 70 mph. The 40-mile trip is made in 42 minutes.
    September 2000: Sounder commuter rail begins serving the public with trains between Tacoma
    and Seattle. Sounder inaugurates its first service for the public with two trains each direction
    between Tacoma and Seattle daily, carrying more than 1,100 passengers on its first day in service.
    ST Express adds three more routes to its service. Sound Transit’s ST Express bus service expands
    to 13 total routes in operation, adding two routes between Redmond and Seattle and a third route
    providing direct service between Bellevue and Sea-Tac International Airport.
    June 2001: The Sound Transit Board directs staff to study an initial light rail segment. The initial
    Central Link segment could run from downtown Seattle to perhaps as far south as South 200th
    Street in SeaTac. By early fall, the board will likely decide about building the initial segment.
    July 2001: Notice to Proceed is issued for Tacoma Link construction. Construction of Tacoma
    Link begins.
    November 2001: Sound Transit Board officially agrees to start light rail initial segment. On Nov.
    29, the Sound Transit Board officially agreed to the construction of a 14-mile light rail initial
    segment from downtown Seattle to nearly the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Construction
    is scheduled to begin in 2002 and be completed in 2009.
    May 2002: The Sound Transit Board unanimously approved an agreement with the City of
    Seattle to establish, oversee and fund the city’s portion of the $50 million Community
    Development Fund for Southeast Seattle.
    June 2002: Sound Transit, King County and the City of Seattle approved an agreement that
    defines the terms and conditions for the joint operation of trains and buses in the Downtown
    Seattle Transit Tunnel.
    July 2002: Sound Transit submitted an application to the Federal Transit Administration for a
    $500 million Federal Full Funding Grant Agreement for the construction of Central Link’s initial
    segment.
    Sounder commuter rail carries its one-millionth passenger. The commuter rail service reached
    this major ridership milestone after being in service less than two years.
    August 2002: Sound Transit began running special Sunday train service to afternoon football
    games at Seahawk Stadium. The service became so popular, that a second train was added to help
    carry more passengers.
    September 2002: Sound Transit added two bus routes to the ST Express regional bus system,
    completing the system’s full complement of 19 express routes.
    On the Sounder commuter train services two-year anniversary month, the commuter rail
    expanded its schedule by adding a third train. The new schedule includes a middle morning train,
    and an earlier afternoon train.
    January 2003: Sound Transit and the Port of Seattle announced that they had reached an
    agreement in principle on how Central Link light rail would connect to the Seattle-Tacoma
    International Airport. The agreement identifies a shared conceptual vision for a light rail station
    next to the airport’s existing terminal and parking garage, integrated within the Port’s updated
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    February 2003: The Central Link light rail project was one of the only two projects that received
    the “highly recommended” rating from the Federal Trade Administration. This gives the project
    the highest possible rating under the agency’s process for prioritizing applicants for New Starts
    funding.
    March 2003: The Regional Accessibility Transit Guide was the first comprehensive guide to
    accessible transit, paratransit and Medicaid transportation information for the three-county
    Central Puget Sound Region. Sound Transit took the lead in assembling the guide with the help of
    its partner agencies.
    Apr 2003: Sound Transit Board approves participation in Smart Card. Sound Transit joins other
    transit agencies throughout Central Puget Sound in developing the regional Smart Card
    technology. Once it’s up and operating, the Smart Card will make it easier and more convenient
    for transit customers to get around.
    Ash Way and Lynnwood projects groundbreaking Sound Transit celebrates the groundbreaking
    of two major transportation improvement projects in Snohomish County. The Ash Way Direct
    Access ramp will provide transit-only direct access ramps from the Ash Way Park-and-Ride at
    164th Street to I-5. The Lynnwood Direct Access ramp connects the Lynnwood Park-and-Ride to
    I-5.
    May 2003: BNSF and Sound Transit announced a term sheet agreement in principle to extend
    Sounder commuter rail to Everett and Lakewood.
    Jun 2003: Bellevue Direct HOV Access groundbreaking. Sound Transit celebrates the
    groundbreaking of the Bellevue HOV Direct Access Project. This is the third phase of the project
    to improve transit access into and through downtown Bellevue. This phase reconstructs the NE
    4th Street interchange and builds a new interchange at NE 6th that will connect to the new
    Bellevue Transit Center and will allow buses and car/van pools direct access to the HOV lanes on
    I-405.
    Jul 2003: The Federal Transit Administration officially recommends Sound Transit receive its
    $500 million federal grant to build the Link light rail initial segment.
    Federal Inspector General report recommends Sound Transit. The Transportation Department’s
    Inspector General sends its report to Congress with the assurance that the Link project has turned
    around the last two years and is ready to receive its federal funding.
    Aug 2003: Tacoma Link begins service. The 1.6-mile Tacoma Link light rail line begins carrying
    passengers. The Tacoma Link line is the first modern light rail system in the state and is built on
    time and under budget.
    Sep 2003: The Sounder Tacoma Dome Station platform and concourse opens. The platform and
    concourse leading to it are located at Freighthouse Square on East 25th Street, across from the
    Tacoma Dome Station parking garages. The concourse includes rider information and access to
    Freighthouse Square shops and restaurants.
    ST Express regional bus service changes include the extension of ST Express Route 554’s
    weekday service to the new interim Issaquah Highlands Park-and-Ride lot. Other highlights
    include: a new peak-hour Route 564 that operates between Auburn and Bellevue that serves Kent
    and Renton; better service on the Route 560 from Bellevue to Sea-Tac International Airport; and
    the elimination of some low ridership routes and the improvement of other popular routes in
    Snohomish County.
    Oct 2003: The Federal Transit Administration officially signs a $500 million Federal Full
    Funding Grant Agreement for construction of the Central Link initial segment.




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    Sound Transit officially signs two contracts with Kiewit Pacific Company for a combined total of
    about $94 million to build the Link operations and maintenance base and begin construction of
    the initial segment line on the E-3 Busway and Forest Street in the SODO District.
    The State Supreme Court says that I-776, the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax initiative, is
    constitutional, overturning a lower court ruling.
    Nov 2003: Dignitaries and leaders from throughout the region, including U.S. Senator Patty
    Murray, celebrate the groundbreaking for the construction of the Central Link light rail initial
    segment.
    Dec 2003: Sounder trains begin regular commuter service between Everett, Edmonds, and Seattle
    on Dec. 21. The service starts with one train in the morning and one in the evening.
    The Sound Transit Board unanimously elects John Ladenburg as board chair for a two year term.
    The board’s new vice chairs are Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Everett Councilmember Mark
    Olson. Ladenburg replaces Ron Sims, who remains on the board.
    The NE 4th Street Bridge, which is part of the Bellevue Direct Access Project, opens six months
    early. The project will help improve transit access and traffic flow along the I-405 corridor in
    Bellevue.
    Jan 2004: New board members join Sound Transit. The five board members joining Sound
    Transit are: Fred Butler, Issaquah Deputy Council President; Connie Marshall, Mayor of
    Bellevue; Larry Phillips, chair of the King County Council; Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County
    Executive; and Pete von Reichbauer, vice chair of the King County Council. An additional board
    member from Snohomish County will be named in the future.
    Feb 2004: Contract awarded for MLK construction. The Sound Transit Board approves a contract
    to begin building light rail in the Rainier Valley between McClellan Street and the Boeing Access
    Road. The joint venture firm of RCI-Herzog is awarded the contract for $128.3 million, with a 12
    percent contingency of $15.3 million.
    April 2004: Jack Start, a Mill Creek Councilmember, is appointed as a Snohomish County
    representative to the Sound Transit Board.
    After just eight months of service, the Tacoma Link light rail line passes the half million ridership
    mark. Weekday boardings average 2,320, which exceeds ridership projections made for the year
    2010.




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                          APPENDIX G



                       GLOSSARY OF TERMS




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    GLOSSARY OF TERMS
    Accounting System: The total set of records and procedures used to record, classify, and report
    on the financial status and operations of Sound Transit.
    Accrual Basis of Accounting: A method of accounting for revenues and expenses when earned
    or incurred instead of when cash is received or spent.
    ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Adopted Budget: The board-approved budget and capital plan for Sound Transit for the current
    fiscal year.
    APTA: American Public Transportation Association.
    BCI: Building Cost Index, which is based on changes to the price of a “shopping cart” of goods
    related to construction—skilled labor, structural steel, lumber and cement.
    BNSF: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.
    Board: The Sound Transit Board of Directors.
    Budget Message: The opening section of the budget document provides the board and the public
    with a general summary of the most important aspects of the budget and the views and
    recommendations of the executive director.
    CAAC: Citizens’ Accessibility Advisory Committee.
    CAO: Sound Transit Chief Administrative Officer.
    Capital Spending Plan: The portion of the budget that identifies outlays for the purchase of
    capital assets.
    Capital Asset: Assets costing $5,000 or more and having useful lives greater than two years.
    Capital Outlay: Expense that results in the acquisition of or addition to fixed assets.
    Capital Projects: Projects that purchase or construct capital assets.
    CCO: Sound Transit Chief Communications Officer.
    CDF: Community Development Fund.
    CE: Conceptual Engineering.
    CFO: Sound Transit Chief Financial Officer.
    CMC: Construction Management Contract.
    CNG: Compressed Natural Gas.
    Contingency: A budgetary reserve put aside for emergencies or unforeseen expenses.
    CO: Construction.
    COA: Comprehensive Operational Analysis.
    COP: Citizen Oversight Panel.
    Cost Element: The budget elements of an individual capital project, such as design, construction,
    and contingency expenses.
    CPI: Consumer Price Index.
    Department: Highest organizational unit of Sound Transit, consisting of Board Administration,
    Executive Department, Legal Services, Administrative Services, Communications, Finance and
    Information Services, Sounder Commuter Rail, Link Light Rail and Regional Express.
    Depreciation: A method by which the costs of plants, property, and equipment are systematically
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    Division: Organizational sub-unit within departments.
    DSTT: Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.
    EAC: Executive Advisory Committee.
    EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity.
    EIS: Environmental Impact Statement.
    ESA: Endangered Species Act.
    ESH: Environmental Safety and Health.
    The Executive Director: The executive director of Sound Transit.
    Expense Category: Groupings of expense types. Expenses can include, but are not limited to,
    wages/salaries/benefits, services, office expenses, administrative expenses and miscellaneous
    other expenses.
    Expense: A decrease in net current assets. Expenses include salaries and benefits, administrative
    expenses, debt service, and those current operating costs that require the use of current assets.
    FD: Final Design.
    FFGA: Full Funding Grant Agreement.
    FFY: Federal Fiscal Year.
    FHWA: Federal Highway Administration.
    Fiscal Year: A 12-month period to which the annual operating budget applies and at the end of
    which a government determines its financial position and results of its operations. Sound
    Transit’s fiscal year is concurrent with the calendar year.
    FONSI: Finding of no significant impact.
    FTA: Federal Transit Administration.
    FTE: Full Time Equivalent employee. The fractional equivalent of one full-time employee
    working a 40-hour work week for one calendar year.
    GIS: Geographic Information Services.
    GMA: Growth Management Act.
    GSC: Sound Transit General Service Center.
    HCT: High-Capacity Transit.
    HOV: High-Occupancy Vehicle.
    ISTEA: Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.
    ITS: Intelligent Transportation Systems.
    JRPC: Joint Regional Policy Committee.
    LB235: North End Tunnel Design/Build Contract.
    LOB: Line of Business.
    LPA: Locally Preferred Alternative.
    MIP: Mobility Initiative Program.
    MLK: Martin Luther King.
    MOA: Memorandum of Agreement.
    MOS: Minimum Operating Segment.
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    MTP: Metropolitan Transit Plan.
    M/W/DBE: Minority/Women/Disabled Business Enterprise.
    NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act.
    NTP: Notice to Proceed.
    OCIP: Owner-Controlled Insurance Program.
    OCS: Overhead Catenary System.
    OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    PE/ED: Preliminary Engineering/Environmental Design.
    PMOC: Project Management Oversight Consultant.
    PMP: Program Management Plan.
    PLA: Project Labor Agreement.
    Proposed Budget: The recommended and unapproved Sound Transit budget submitted by the
    executive director to the board.
    PSCOG: Puget Sound Council of Governments (renamed PSRC, see entry below)
    PSRC: Puget Sound Regional Council (formerly PSCOG, see entry above).
    QAP: Quality Assurance Program.
    QA/QC: Quality Assurance/Quality Control.
    RE/TOD: Real Estate/Transit Oriented Development.
    REX: Regional Express.
    Revenues: Increases in proprietary fund type net total assets from other than expense refunds and
    capital contributions.
    Reserve: An account used to segregate a portion of fund equity as legally set aside for a specific
    future use.
    RFP: Request for Proposal.
    ROD: Record of Decision.
    ROW: Right-of-way.
    RTA: Regional Transit Authority.
    Salaries and Benefits: Amounts paid for services rendered by employees in accordance with
    rates, hours, terms and conditions authorized by law or stated in employment contracts. This
    category does not include expenses for temporary employees.
    SEM: Sequential Excavation Mining.
    SEPA: State Environmental Policy Act.
    SOP: Standard Operating Procedure.
    SIP: Service Implementation Plan.
    Sound Transit: The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority.
    Subarea: Five subareas of the Sound Transit District defined for planning and budgeting
    purposes consisting of Snohomish County, North King County, East King County, South King
    County, and Pierce County.
    Subarea Equity: The principle established by Sound Move that requires utilizing local taxes and
    revenues and related debt for projects and services which benefit the subareas generally in
    proportion to the level of revenues each subarea generates.


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    TEA-21: Transportation Efficiency Act For the 21st Century.
    TIP: Transportation Improvement Program.
    TOD: Transit Oriented Development.
    TPSS: Traction Powered Substation.
    YOE: Year of Expenditure.
    WISHA: Washington Industrial Safety and Health Administration.
    WSDOT: Washington State Department of Transportation.




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