State Safety Oversight, Public Rail Fixed Guideways

WSDOT's State Safety Oversight Program oversees safety for public rail fixed guideways and serves as the State of Washington's federally designated state safety oversight agency. In this role, WSDOT provides safety oversight of the Seattle Center Monorail, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit Tacoma Link and Central Link light rail. WSDOT reviews and approves safety programs, plans, and processes implemented by these rail-transit systems. The U.S. Federal Transit Administration provides funding for this program through the State Safety Oversight Formula Grant program.

More information on this program is available in the Rail Safety Program Standard (pdf 2.27 mb) or by contacting Molly Hughes at or 360-742-8458.