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Sound Transit ATCMTD Application Volume 1 - Technical Application

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Project Name Next Generation ORCA
Eligible Entity Applying to
Receive Federal Funding
Sound Transit (lead agency). Partners include: Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Washington State Ferries
Total Project Cost (from all sources) $91,613,834
ATCMTD Request $10,000,000
Are matching funds restricted to a specific project component? If so, which one? Yes. Federal funding is limited to system integration and software development to be mainly completed by the System Integrator contract. Equipment will be locally funded.
State in which the project is
Is the project currently
programmed in the:
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
  • MPO Long Range Transportation Plan
  • State Long Range Transportation Plan
  • If selected for funding, PSRC will work with Sound Transit to amend the new funding into the regional TIP and STIP.
  • Project is not required to be in the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan. The project is not a capacity expansion and as such it is not specifically identified in the Puget Sound Regional Council's metropolitan transportation plan (Transportation 2040). The MPO has provided a letter stating that the project is consistent with Transportation 2040 and is consistent with the region's growth management plan, VISION 2040.
  • Project is not required to be included in the State Long Range Transportation Plan.
Technologies Proposed to Be Deployed (briefly list) An account-based, open payment, open architecture fare collection system with flexibility to expand to add additional transportation modes and other agencies.

Next Generation ORCA is a partnership between seven transit agencies. The ORCA Data Analysis project also includes the Puget Sound Regional Council, the City of Seattle, WSDOT and Washington State Transportation Center at University of Washington

South Transit Community Transit
King County Metro Pierce Transit
Everett Transit Washington State Ferries
Kitsap Transit
Puget Sound Regional Council
TRAC Washington State Transportation Center Washington State Department of Transportation
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