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An Early Look at Seattle's Sound Transit 3 Ballot Initiative

Seattle is in the process of drafting a $27 billion transit funding initiative for the November 2016 ballot.
December 22, 2015, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Sound Transit is in the process of planning out the proposals included in the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) regional transit expansion initiative. Josh Feit has been following along with the public hearings about the options, while Sound Transit continues to solicit ideas for the initiative online.

In an article earlier in December, Feit reports from a Sound Transit Board hearing, in which staff presented the board with a third option for a line between Ballard and Tacoma to potentially include in ST3. The hearing, and the proposal, also prompted coverage from Mike Lindblom at The Seattle Times and Zach Shaner at Seattle Transit Blog. All three of the articles provide a lot of details about "Option 3."

A later post by Feit noticed another component of ST3: "Nearly $1 billion for potential new parking stalls, including 'Expanded parking capacity of 4,000 structured stalls' in one project alone in the Southern portion of ST3 to provide access to Sounder trains." That's not the only parking investment currently in the proposal: "There’s also park-and-rides like the potential 600-stall park-and-ride at Canyon Park in the Lynnwood-to-Bellevue Line in the Eastern corridor, and garages such as a 1,240-stall garage at the Star Lake station as part of Federal Way Link in the Southern corridor." 

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Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 in Publicola
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