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May 20, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Times change, but treat taxis and ride-services similarly

For many months, we have seen articles, editorials and columns about the taxicab dilemma. Now King County Executive Dow Constantine has proposed new regulations that appear fair to current taxi companies and the new ride-service companies [“King County exec steps into ride-services fray,” Local News, May 16]. This is preferable to some proposals that…


Comments | More in Rideshare | Topics: Dow Constantine, Harry Petersen, King County Executive

January 21, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Metro: An idea to fund transit and an argument against it

Fund Metro with a real estate tax Let’s pass on the expense of good transit on to those who use it [“Constantine: Let’s vote on car-tab fees and sales tax for Metro, roads,” Local News, Jan. 14]. Metro transit could be saved by having a real estate tax on buildings that have insufficient off-street parking….


Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Dow Constantine, metro, Real estate tax

May 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Seattle transportation cuts

King County needs to manage money better Guest columnist and King County Executive Dow Constantine tells the state to think of King County as a business and give it the carte blanche he needs in order to freely tax at away for transportation funding because — keeping with his metaphor — that’s good business [“Allow King…


Comments | More in budget cuts, Transportation | Topics: budget cuts, Dow Constantine, King County