Stories tagged: sound transit
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Attorney general likely to ignore calls to hire outside lawyers to defend Initiative 976.
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
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 …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
One man was killed and two were wounded in a triple shooting Friday night at the Westlake light-rail station, according to Seattle police.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
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.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
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.
Thu., July 26, 2018
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 …
Tue., May 22, 2018
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
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 …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
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.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
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
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 …
Wed., May 24, 2017
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
Special session may seem like summer reruns for the Legislature because rules require bills to be passed again.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
A person was killed after being struck by a light rail train in Seattle.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
Does Spokane need an Indigenous Peoples Day when the state already has Native American Heritage Day?
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
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 …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Sound Transit, which for years ran light-rail trains that were too empty, now has cramped passengers clamoring for more railcars.
Mon., July 11, 2016
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 …
Fri., April 29, 2016
The Tacoma light rail will remain free after a major donation from the Tacoma Business Improvement Area.
Thu., March 24, 2016
Sound Transit is putting some longer trains on its light rail tracks to help with increased demands at new stations.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2012
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 …