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WA Light-rail Hijacked By Lawmaker

Unless US Rep. Ernest Istook changes his oppinion, the FTA will not sign a $500 million agreement with Sound Transit.
September 13, 2003, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Federal transportation officials said yesterday they will not sign a $500 million agreement with Sound Transit to finance light rail in Seattle unless an important congressman reverses himself and supports the project. On Wednesday, Rep. Ernest Istook, R-Okla., chairman of the House transportation-spending committee, expressed his "formal disapproval" of the half-billion-dollar grant, which Sound Transit says is essential to breaking ground on the planned 14-mile Seattle-to-Tukwila light-rail route."

Thanks to Felix Sukhenko

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Published on Friday, September 12, 2003 in The Seattle Times
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