TRU Comments on the Sound Transit 3 Proposal

April 26, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 2.02.41 PMUPDATE: Monday, May 2nd Friday, April 29th is the last date for public comment on ST3, the 25-year, $50 billion light rail expansion package that will be heading to the ballot this November. Click the image at the left to visit the ST3 website, where you can read about the package, take a survey, and find details of public meetings.

TRU is submitting a letter (you can read a draft here) urging Sound Transit to make the following improvements to the ST3 proposal:

  • Use their progressive Employer Tax authority to raise an additional $1-2 billion
  • Speed up the timeline for an infill station at Graham St.
  • Add funding for a station at 130th St.
  • Prioritize affordable housing and equitable Transit-Oriented Development near stations and on Sound Transit land

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