Metro Project Implementation—The Early Stages

by Richard K. Sandaas, Metro, Technical Services Dep, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


Metro (the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle) is a federation of governments in King County, Washington which is responsible for regional public transportation and waste water collection and treatment. The combined capital program is about $150-200 million annually. The largest single project, the Downtown Seattle Transit Project (DSTP), is a $430 million bus tunnel which is now in the final phases. This project is which is now in the final phases. This project is being built in the heart of Downtown Seattle and serves as the example for this paper is discussing the early stages of a project. Subjects covered include consultant selection, policy board communications, relations with finding agency, and others.

Subject Headings: Subways | Municipal wastewater | Business districts | Project management | Public transportation | Construction management | Wastewater management | Wastewater treatment | Seattle | Washington | United States

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