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Topic: Monorail

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November 4, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Seattle’s Latest monorail proposal loses big

Seattleites overwhelmingly rejected a request to spend $2 million per year for yet another layer of transportation planning, this time to explore a monorail line. Citizen Proposition No. 1 attracted only 19.6 percent of the votes in counts released Tuesday night. Its defeat reinforces a voter decision nine years ago to bury the dream of a line…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: Elizabeth Campbell, Monorail, seattle

October 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Muni League recommends “no” vote on Seattle bus funds

The Municipal League of King County suggests a “no” vote on Seattle’s Proposition 1, which would raise sales taxes and car-tab fees to pay for more city bus service. The measure amounts to “something close to a blank check,” the League says.  Its statement criticized the shifting nature of the campaign — first to save…

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Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: King County Metro Transit, Monorail, Municipal League