Sound Transit puts $54 billion light-rail plan on ballot

June 24, 2016

By Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times

Sound Transit’s board of directors voted Thursday to put a $54 billion expansion plan on the November ballot. It would add 62 miles of light rail with stations serving 37 new areas, growing the system to 116 miles between Tacoma, Seattle, Everett and the Eastside.Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

Bold. Visionary. Historic. Courageous. Ambitious. Those were some of the adjectives Sound Transit board members used Thursday as they voted unanimously to put a massive expansion before Puget Sound voters on the November ballot.

The plan is Sound Transit 3, a $54 billion, 25-year program to extend light rail and other services across the region using federal grants and three tax increases.

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