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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

$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

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 So... read more

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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 Evere... read more


Sound Transit says $30 car tab measure would jeopardize light rail expansion

Davis voted yes to approve Sound Transit 3, a ballot measure ... even if it jeopardizes the $54 billion expansion of light rail through King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. “I am on a fixed income, I ... read more

The South Seattle Neighborhood That Sound Transit Forgot

On November 8, Seattle-area voters will decide on the biggest ask any agency has ever put before them: Sound Transit’s $54 billion plan to ... Otherwise you can say that in order to protect that neigh... read more

Seattle Times poll finds strong support for more transit — but not bike lanes

And, across several different poll questions ... of that is Sound Transit, the tri-county agency that's operating and expanding light-rail, express-bus and commuter-rail service throughout the region. ... read more

The MTA's Plan To Fix The Subway Will Cost A Fortune. Doing Nothing Will Cost Even More

Indeed, $43 billion, or $19 billion, or however many tens of billions of dollars, doesn’t sound good ... The city’s crumbling transit network is a bill that has come due. The only question is whether ... read more

How Bad Do Streetcar Predictions Have to Be to Get Politicians to Ask Questions?

"I don't want a situation where we don't meet those ... no foe of massive public transit expenditures. When Seattle metro-area Sound Transit—an agency with a history of cost overruns and ridership sho... read more

State senator taking flak for questioning Sound Transit 3 tax package

but he raised eyebrows when he questioned Sound Transit 3. The idea from some social media comments that I’m “anti-transit” because I had the chutzpah to publicly ask serious financial questions about ... read more

Verizon Raises The Dividend Modestly

While I never want a bigger dividend increase than a company can support, it doesn't seem to me that Stone Fox Capital is saying that Verizon can't afford a big dividend ... Between reducing debt by n... read more

Transit ad campaign gets $1.1M from construction industry

With the proposed package of rail and bus projects costing an estimated $54 billion, the construction sector ... is being removed from the ad.This spring, Sound Transit officials removed an online sur... read more



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