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Judge tosses lawsuit over car-tab taxes for Puget Sound mass transit

A Pierce County judge on Friday dismissed a class-action lawsuit challenging Sound Transit’s ability to collect millions of dollars in car-tab taxes that voters approved in 2016 for mass transit.


Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff gets a $550-an-hour coach

The taxpayer-funded transit authority for the Puget Sound region has hired a $550-an-hour management coach to help its chief executive get along better with employees.


Photo of security guard with ICE card at Seattle light-rail station baffles Sound Transit, immigration agency

The Trump administration’s immigration policies have fueled rumors in recent weeks that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have been seen at Sound Transit stations, prompting Seattle officials to assure …


Construction worker dies in fall at Sound Transit site

The Washington State Patrol said a worker is dead after falling from light rail column at a Sound Transit construction site.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Car-tab tax initiative fails to garner enough signatures

Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says his initiative to toss out Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at $30 has failed to collect enough signatures …


Light-rail over I-90 bridge wins Popular Science award

Sound Transit has received a Popular Science 2017 “Best of What’s New” award in the engineering category for its plan to run light-rail trains across the Interstate-90 floating bridge.


Lynnwood light rail $500 million over budget, Sound Transit says

Soaring costs for labor, materials and land have plans for a light-rail extension to Lynnwood running $500 million over budget.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Eyman launches initiative to toss Sound Transit car-tab taxes

Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he’s launching a new initiative to the Legislature to toss out Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at …


Family of deceased bicyclist sues city of Seattle, Sound Transit

The family of a bicyclist who died in a crash last year is suing the city of Seattle and Sound Transit, claiming the streetcar trolley tracks caused the crash.


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Special session makes the Legislature seem like it’s in reruns

Special session may seem like summer reruns for the Legislature because rules require bills to be passed again.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

1 killed after being struck by Seattle light rail train

A person was killed after being struck by a light rail train in Seattle.


Spin Control: Spokane could have two holidays honoring Native Americans

Does Spokane need an Indigenous Peoples Day when the state already has Native American Heritage Day?


Sound Transit admits giving emails to mass transit campaign

Sound Transit, the mass-transit agency for King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, has acknowledged that it improperly gave the email addresses of nearly 173,000 customers to a political campaign promoting an …


Sound Transit sees crowded trains after new stations open

Sound Transit, which for years ran light-rail trains that were too empty, now has cramped passengers clamoring for more railcars.


Sound Transit lowers car-tax estimate

SEATTLE – Sound Transit has revised its estimated typical “cost per adult” down to $169 a year in higher taxes, if voters this fall approve the Sound Transit 3 expansion …


Tacoma light rail to remain free after major donation

The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.


Sound Transit to add longer trains to handle growing demand

Sound Transit is putting some longer trains on its light rail tracks to help with increased demands at new stations.


Browne Elementary to get fraction of new sidewalk

When the Spokane City Council established a new vehicle license fee to pay for street improvements it included money for sidewalks. But the sidewalk allocation this year provided only enough …