In the late 1960s, Seattle and the Puget Sound region had the chance to build a modern, grade-separated transit system. The warning signs, that millions of people would be moving into the region were summarily ignored, leading to the traffic congestion and transportation problems we face each and every day.
Now, in 2016, the region once again has the chance to fix the mistakes of previous generations by voting for Regional Proposition 1 (aka ST3). This multi-decade plan will build 116 miles of Sound Transit light rail, Bus Rapid Transit, express bus, commuter rail, and more–creating high-paying, high-quality employment, connecting the region, and providing an alternative to the daily commuting slog.
Please remember to vote YES for Regional Proposition 1 this November. We can’t afford the alternative.
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