Sound Transit Light Rail
The Link Light Rail extension projects will give riders a fast and frequent connection throughout the western Washington metropolitan area. Furtado & Associates (as L&A at the time) has provided Sound Transit with land surveying services for multiple jobs including:
In addition, F&A prepared topographic/utility basemaps and property line determination/right of way plans for the light rail routes. Hundreds of parcel maps, legal descriptions, right of way exhibits for WSDOT, and right of way plans have been prepared for these projects. Surveying responsibilities included coordination with Sound Transit regarding right-of-entry to private properties for surveying, and boundary surveys to determine property & right of way lines. F&A prepared topographic base maps, including a Digital Terrain Model with 1-foot contours utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D. Utilizing 3D LiDAR, F&A was able to completely convey the existing conditions of critical locations along the alignment, such as a power substation and municipal water tanks.