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Tag Archives: Transportation

The Senate Republicans are responsible for the Sound Transit taxes they say are unfair

Excerpt: Steve O'Ban and Mike Padden, among other Senate Republicans, have been attacking Sound Transit for years over vehicle fees. But they are actually responsible for the adoption of the vehicle valuation schedule they say is unfair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit officially breaks ground on Lynnwood Link, delighting Snohomish County

Excerpt: At a ceremony at the Lynnwood Transit Center, the agency celebrated the long-anticipated milestone with a third of the state's congressional delegation plus state legislators, labor leaders, and construction workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Big East Link milestone: Sound Transit’s light rail bridge over I-405 is structurally complete

Excerpt: Sound Transit's eastward light expansion continues to roll forward, with contractors now preparing to remove the falsework from East Link's I-405 bridge.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Dori Monson attacks NPI and bashes Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover’s recent work

Excerpt: A badge of honor: Today, Dori Monson attacked the "far left" Northwest Progressive Institute while impugning Heidi Groover's reporting in The Seattle Times.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s Link light rail system turns ten today: Relive the magic of opening weekend

Excerpt: Ten years to the day after Sound Transit's Central Link opened to the public for two days of free rides, NPI commemorates what was a watershed moment for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit, partner agencies should retain express bus routes after Link extensions open

Excerpt: Should express bus that parallel forthcoming light rail lines be scrapped when Sound Transit's Link expands? NPI says no.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2019-2021 transportation budget approved by Washington State House with five nays

Excerpt: The chamber voted overwhelmingly to adopt a transportation budget for 2019-2021 (ESHB 1160) developed by the House Transportation Committee, chaired by Jake Fey.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit says House Bill 2123 (vehicle fees) would blow a big financial hole in ST3

Excerpt: NPI is urging a group of Washington State House Democrats to abandon legislation that would reduce revenue for Sound Transit projects in an Eyman-like fashion.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Where should Sound Transit put Link’s South Maintenance Base? There’s an obvious answer

Excerpt: With a sixty acre former landfill site available, there's no need to tear down homes, businesses, and churches for the agency's new train yard.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Inslee + Premier Horgan push back against Tim Eyman, call for high speed rail

Excerpt: The leaders of Washington State and British Columbia say we should build on the success of Amtrak Cascades, not destroy it, as Tim Eyman wants to do.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit: Tim Eyman’s I-976 would wipe out nearly $7 billion in revenue through 2041

Excerpt: "If enacted, the initiative would divert a significant amount of tax revenues away from implementing voter-approved transit projects.," the agency says.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County residents want more transit, but there would be less under Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: I-976 is a recipe for horrific highway gridlock, derelict roads, and stranded travelers. Think traffic is bad now? I-976 would make it much worse.
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Safety First! New WSDOT video explains how SR 99 tunnel is designed to withstand quakes

Excerpt: In the event of a large earthquake, the new SR 99 tunnel will be by far the safest place to be, according to seismic experts. Learn why.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A great day for Sound Transit: Hilltop Link breaks ground; Lynnwood Link gets funded

Excerpt: Puget Sound's Regional Transportation Authority has secured two big wins heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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