Link Track Access Permitting
The goal of the Track Access Permit Process is to ensure safe working conditions for all work performed along the Right-of-Way, on any Link Controlled Property and in all Passenger Areas.
Reminder: Monday, October 10th is a holiday and there will be limited to no support available.
Do not park in designated spaces at the OMF Central
Contractor/Visitor parking is only authorized in the south-end lot
We are currently accepting permit submittals for the week of 10/24 and those requests are due no later than 8am on Monday 10/10
Weekly Track Access Coordination Meeting
You must attend the Track Access Coordination meeting held each Wednesday at 1PM to represent your permit request for the following week (unless otherwise instructed by Track Access Staff). At this meeting, representatives from King County Metro (KCM), Sound Transit (ST), and all other groups requesting permits meet to review the upcoming week’s work and address any questions or conflicts. Failure to attend may result in the cancellation of your permit request. These meetings are being held virtually. Please see below for information on how to attend. Whenever possible, please use the link below to attend. This is preferable to calling in as information is shared onscreen during the meeting.
Next meeting: 10/5/22 @ 1pm
+1 206-485-1387 United States, Seattle (Toll)
Conference ID: 887 969 077#
Q&A Track Access Open Mic Sessions
Track Access Staff will re-introduce these sessions later this year.
Stay tuned for updates and other new developments.
Informational Documents & Forms
SOP 6.15 - Track Access Procedures - **updated 04-30-21
SMP 25.2 - Operation for Track Equipment
Rail Director Directive's
Rail Director Directive - Adherence to Track Access SOP 6.15
Rail Director Directive - Adherence to Right of Way Worker Protection on the Trackway SOP 6.16
Rail Director Directive - Adherence to Lockout Tagout SMP 27.5
Cancelling your permit AFTER it has been issued:
Report the cancellation using the QR code, forward a copy to your ST Project Manager
and the support craft Chief involved (if applicable)
If not using the QR code, e-mail Permit Cancellations at firstname.lastname@example.org and ST Project Manager (if applicable).
Must include the permit # in the subject line and indicate the reason for the cancellation.
Contact info noted on this permit, see Sound Transit Project Manager Name and KCM LINK Authorization information
How can you be successful working with the Track Access process?
It’s simple, follow these steps:
Submit your request on time using updated forms
Provide accurate information (correct dates/times, locations, contact information, scope of work)
Include a clear and concise work plan
Communicate effectively with Track Access and KCM Rail SME's involved in the process
Attend Track Access meetings or send a knowledgeable representative
Be sure all working under the permit have current ROW training
Show up to the job site prepared to work
Include your Sound Transit Project Manager (PM) throughout the process
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Questions? Call Track Access Staff
Kathy Morgan 206-519-9163
Lauren Griffiths 206-953-9145
Molly Cornell 206-666-7259
James Sanderson, Chief
Maria Roberts, Chief
Titus Hinga, Chief
2300 (11PM) Graveyard Coordination
Team's Meeting Info:
+1 206-485-1387 United States, Seattle
Conference ID: 183 387 520#
Special Requirement – Right of Way Training:
Every person who performs work within the Right-of-Way (ROW) must have current KCM ROW safety training. All persons working in the Right-of-Way must have their ROW Worker’s Safety Card in their possession. The training is available online.Cards are issued after successful completion of the ROW training and are valid for one year.
ROWtraining@soundtransit.org.For questions please send an email to