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Sound Transit abandons pricey Seattle light rail tunnels

Sound Transit board members have abandoned ideas for a $450 million tunnel into Seattle’s historic central Ballard neighborhood, a $200 million bored tunnel through West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood, and a fully elevated trackway in Sodo that would have blocked light-rail travel during construction.

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 and will not be on the ballot next year.

Sunday Spin 2: A rare thing

It is an unusual email that contains both an obvious lie and a great truth in close proximity.

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 expansion of mass-transit in the region.

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 plan. The Seattle Times reports the decrease, announced Friday, is based mainly on the fact most people own cheap used cars. Previously, the ST 3 tax figure was $203 a year per adult.