“Voters have forgiven us for past troubles:” Sound Transit CEO. That’s the headline of a story on MyNorthwest.com.
The CEO is reacting to the latest vote in favor of Sound Transit 3, the $54bn project, $27bn tax plan over the next 25 years.
The CEO needs to take another look.
Pierce County soundly (gfet it?) rejected ST3.
Snohomish County barely passed it.
Bellevue, which has a transit hub and which is getting light rail in ST2 and more in ST3, barely passed it.
Sammamish rejected it.
Issaquah, which gets a light rail station, barely approved it.
Sound Transit passed on the strength of the Seattle vote, which never met a tax it didn’t like. The Seattle Times had the graphic that shows how the vote went across the entire Sound Transit district. There’s a lot of Reject (red).
The ST CEO and the entire board should get the message that they are short-changing and ripping off the outlying areas.