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When it comes to car tabs, how do you spell relief?

The size of future car tab fees for vehicle owners in the Puget Sound region could come down to dueling formulas on how to calculate…

6 questions to ponder while you vote on Sound Transit 3

Over the past month, I’ve spent a lot of time in transit. I’ve also spent a lot of time on transit. When a journalist who doesn’t own…

$50 billion for ST3: Too big a bet on an uncertain future?

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. By any measure, Sound Transit 3 is a megaproject. A…

The $54 billion question: Can we afford Sound Transit 3?

This is the third in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. If you’re Washington’s King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, for…

How Seattle blew its chance at a subway system

“The question is no longer whether we will grow, but only how we will grow." So said attorney and civic leader Jim Ellis in a…

Puget Sound’s $50-billion transit proposal, demystified

This is the second in a multi-part series on Sound Transit 3. Read part 1 here. In the Central Puget Sound, a monster is lumbering…

Puget Sound’s transportation future is on the line — and the ballot

In October of an election year, perhaps the least likely sentence one would expect to hear from a representative of an agency staking its future…

How Joni Earl saved light rail

Joni Earl may have been looking for a challenge when she left a big job in Snohomish County government to join Sound Transit in 2000.…

Mercer Islanders showcase a purer form of entitlement

When citizens gather to engage government employees, the results can be illuminating. Public town halls, “listening tours” and forums are ideal showcases for – as one…

Guest Opinion: Where is the region’s viable and sustainable transportation plan?

According to the long-range transportation plan for the region, in 2040 the Puget Sound area will have built light rail lines from Everett to Tacoma and from…