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The $54 billion question: Can we afford Sound Transit 3?

This is the third in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3 ... 54 billion is still a mountainous pile of cash, so this time around, we’re looking at the funding pie and whose kitchen the ingredients ... read more

Sound Transit puts $54 billion light-rail plan on ballot

Those were some of the adjectives Sound Transit board members used Thursday as they voted unanimously to put a massive expansion before Puget Sound voters on the November ballot. The plan is Sound ... read more

$54 billion Sound Transit plan heading to voters

The Sound Transit board unanimously approved the $54 billion ST-3 plan on Thursday ... “I live as far west as you can get on Puget Sound, so how am I going to get to light rail when it's up by I-5? We ... read more

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Bill Bryant Doesn't Know What's In Sound Transit 3, but He Doesn't Think He Likes It

"We don't have a governor who is focused on actually ensuring that people can get to work on time ... Have you come out in favor or opposed to the $54 billion Sound Transit proposal that's gonna be on ... read more


Matt Driscoll: Outrage over Sound Transit 3 car tabs predictable, and preventable

Sound Transit 3 included a property-tax hike, a sales-tax hike, and — last but not least — car-tab fee increases. Together, these taxes will help Sound Transit generate roughly $28 billion in revenue ... read more

Should voters be able to elect Sound Transit board members?

Senator Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) joined KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Friday to talk about the hearing, and how he believes Washington state voters can make a change. O’Ban wanted to investigate ... read more

Lynnwood light rail $500 million over budget, Sound Transit says

as approved by voters last year in the massive $54 billion Sound Transit 3 measure. “It’s certainly a disappointment to everyone,” Rogoff said. “What is not in question is whether we will get to ... read more

We endorse: Yes on Sound Transit 3 means fairness for Tacoma

For the sake of posterity, we can’t afford ... transit stations will be critical to making it work, but Sound Transit has a less-than-stellar record of doing that. We’d like to see more accountability ... read more

How the car-tab controversy led to an investigation of Sound Transit

"We have some ... they knew it was for a transit package totaling $54 billion, since Sound Transit had only requested authorization for $15 billion during public testimony. O'Ban said Clibborn's ... read more

Where Sound Transit 3 projects could speed up or slow down

Now that voters have approved Sound Transit 3 for a quarter century, the question will come again: Is there a way to build the new train and bus lines faster? “We’re focused ... simpler design can ... read more

Report: Sound Transit project isn’t anywhere near on budget

Though Patrick admitted that Sound Transit had some “dark days” at the beginning, he told Dori that after re-evaluating, the board came back with a budget and schedule that “we can stand behind ... to ... read more

Lawmakers hold second investigatory hearing into Sound Transit, ST3

Last week, the Senate Law & Justice Committee held its first investigatory hearing, looking into whether Sound Transit misled the public and the legislature about the cost and impact of the tax ... read more



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