Link Track Access Permitting
PROVIDING SAFE ACCESS TO THE RIGHT OF WAY
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.
The Right of Way (ROW) is defined as:
The area and property that extends 10 feet from the nearest rail
and/or property that is dedicated to Light Rail operations.
Late requests are not typically accepted unless discussed with Track Access prior and proper justification has been provided.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a recorded demonstration of the permit submittal process.
REQUIRES A PHONE CALL TO TRACK ACCESS STAFF PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST
A specific emergency request form will be sent to you and you must provide justification AND meet the definition called out in SOP 6.15:
Emergency Permit Definition from SOP 6.15 - A permit that is requested after the Track Access procedure has occurred and must be issued to address potential unsafe conditions, financial hardship, or catastrophic consequences to persons or equipment.
Track Access Staff
Kathy Morgan 206-519-9163
Molly Cornell 206-666-7259
Lauren Griffiths 206-953-9145
Rachel Quiambao 206-773-4907
Track Access normal business hours are 6am to 4pm Monday thru Friday; for urgent matters beyond those hours please reach out to either Molly Cornell at 206-666-7259 or Kathy Morgan at 206-519-9163.
Inbox is not monitored beyond business hours indicated or during holidays.
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: 11/29/23 @ 1pm
+1 206-485-1387 United States, Seattle (Toll)
Conference ID: 887 969 077#
How can you be successful working with the Track Access process?
Submit your online request and work plan on time
Provide accurate information (correct dates/times, locations, contact information, scope of work)
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
SOP 6.15 - Track Access Procedures
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:
ONCE PERMIT IS FINALIZED PERMIT HOLDER MUST REPORT CANCELLATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
Notify, by phone KCM support chief of any permit cancellations that have KCM support scheduled.
Notify your ST Project Manager that the permit has cancelled.
Report your cancellation using the button below.
Must answer all questions completely and accurately.
For notifications: Contact info is noted on the permit, see Sound Transit Project Manager Name and KCM LINK Authorization information.
KC/ST Access Only. This list provides real time cancellation reporting information.
Craft Support Contacts
Titus Hinga, Chief
Denis Agasid, Chief
Rusty Powell, Chief
cell: 206 639 4671
Maria Roberts, Chief
Special Requirement – Right-of-Way (ROW) 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.
ROW Training is managed by the Rail Training Department.
Individual registration only, no group sign-ups through this link.
For questions or issues accessing your account, contact the Rail Training Dept. directly. ROWtraining@soundtransit.org
Track Access does NOT waive ROW training!