Tacoma LRT

Location: Tacoma, WA
Client: Sound Transit

The first contemporary light-rail project in Puget Sound, the Tacoma Link light-rail connects major cultural destinations in downtown Tacoma with a multi-modal transportation center at Freighthouse Square. Artists, architects and landscape architects integrated public art and designs that reflected the character of the line’s five distinct neighborhoods, while engineers relocated utilities and reconstructed streets, intersections, and traffic-control devices with as little interruption as possible. Otak led a team of 16 subconsultants to complete the final engineering, design and construction services for this system, which already exceeds ridership projections.