Welcome to the Century Transportation Authority This is the home of the Century Transportation Authority. CenTran will be authorized to utilize a variety of planning and funding mechanisms to establish a new high capacity, citywide monorail system. In order to prepare, adopt, and implement a plan for building such a system, the Authority must be approved through a petition that will be voted on by Seattle voters. The Authority will then create a master plan to design and engineer the monorail system, and will complete the required environmental review for Phase 1, leading to the construction of a citywide monorail system See also our blog

Join the CenTran Advisory Council We’re convening an Advisory Council consisting of twenty one (21) members. It will serve as an advising body to the board, and it will also serve as a network linked to the Greater Seattle and surrounding community at-large, mobilizing a wide spectrum of members of the local community, including but not limited to local neighborhood, business, social justice, environmental, sports interests, and location specific organizations, in to order that a diverse range of stakeholders may participate in the planning and advocacy for the efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable, economically viable and sustainable monorail system in Seattle. To join click here.

Project Overview and Countdown to Service Clock

PURPOSE:

CenTran has been formed in order to engage in the following activities:

  • Creating a transportation system that utilizes train cars running on a guideway, together with the necessary passenger stations, terminals, parking facilities, related facilities or other properties and facilities necessary for the system  -  including  passenger and vehicular access to and from people-moving systems such as High Capacity Personal Rapid Transit (HCPRT) that has multiple off-line stations to collect and distribute riders to and from the monorail system, including fixed guideway light rail systems (which include any tram and trolley systems such as the waterfront trolley or the streetcar in the South Lake Union area of the city, and high capacity personal rapid transit.) 
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  • Exercising all the powers provided to city transportation authorities under RCW 35.95A and other applicable law.  
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  • Providing a forum in which people and organizations can work together for the common transportation or mobility good of themselves and their community.

PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATES:

CenTran's 16 Mile dual guideway system with 18 stations is estimated to cost at least $85 Million Per Mile or $1,360 Million.

 



System Economics

SUGGESTED REVENUE STREAM OPPORTUNITIES:

User Fares

                 Commuter

                 Local Trips

                 Tourist

                              Waterfront

                              Cruise Traffic

                              General

                 Special Destination & Events

Real Estate Development

                 Joint Venture Partners

                              Governmental

                              Private

                 Transit Oriented Development

                              Market Rate Housing and Retail Spaces

Station Based and Associated Venues

                 Main Terminal

                              Retail, Goods, Services, Food, and Dining

                              Examples:  1   2   3   4   5   6

                 Local Terminal          

Guideway Utilidor Revenue

                 Power

                 Communications

Solar Power Generation

                 Guideways

Advertising  -  Representative Examples of Installations

                 Naming Rights for Stations

                 Stations

                              Inside

                              Stations at Street Level

                 Rail Cars

                              Internal

                              External

                              External

                 Local Quick Guide

Stock and Bond Sales

                 Investors

                 Shareholders

 

Disclaimer:  All web links are intended only to provide an example of the type of economic opportunities that exist for the generation of revenue in association with the rail system.  Companies and situations selected as examples have not been contracted with or in any way engaged by CTA to provide goods, or services, nor have they provided compensation in any form to CTA.

 

Board

Meet the Interim CenTran Board

Meet Centran's interim board members link.

Download Director Bios, Consultants' and Advisors' Information link.

 

Board members are needed for a start-up, community based public transportation authority, being organized pursuant to RCW 35.95A The Authority will be proposing to construct an approximately 16 mile long, dual guideway monorail system between Ballard and West Seattle, in one or more phases.

To transmit letter of inquiry or interest related to CTA board member opening, and to attach resume or send other related information please use this link

 

Board Member Duties:

Board members will be actively involved in all facets of City of Seattle transportation planning work and related regional transportation planning work, in terms of how they relate to CenTran’s transportation system’s goals.

 

Board members will support the work of the Century Transportation Authority and any associated spin-off entities.

 

Board members will provide mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and be involved in the search for and appointment of the Authority’s executive director; and to provide polity and guidance for the Authority’s director to follow.

 

Board Members’ responsibilities will also include: setting policies, reviewing outcomes and metrics, establishing and approving the Authority’s annual budget, providing audit reports, making material business decisions, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

 

Interim Board terms will be for a minimum of 14 months.  Permanent board member terms will be for five years.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with City of Seattle or Washington state issues, preferably transportation related, or a record of involvement with Seattle neighborhood affairs that includes some transportation matters experience. The experience should be at least  two years, demonstrate a commitment to public service, and involve in-depth  participation in terms of issue complexity, and be a public or documented record of participation.

 

Additional Considerations for Potential Board Members:  
Expertise in a specific area which can help CenTran flourish is desirable.   For example, special knowledge, education, or experience in one or more of the following fields:  legal, financial, economic development, real estate, transportation, public or private infrastructure development or construction experience.   

 

Leadership and management experience, especially with publicly or privately funded transportation.

 

Commitment to the project. Board members must be interested in the Authority’s business and its continued well-being. They should not be serving just for the money or for personal interests.

 

Possess the time and energy to devote to board duties. Board members will be expected to spend time preparing for and attending board meetings, and to serve on additional committees.

 

Integrity and lack of a conflict of interest. Board members will need to sign a conflict of interest statement and they must act in the best interest of the business, not their own individual or business interests. For example, a board member who profits from his or her service on a board of directors may put the entire project in jeopardy.

 

Contact

inquiry@centran.org

3213 W Wheeler  No. 271

Seattle, WA  98199

206-295-2845 Leave Message Please

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