Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sound Transit Board Meeting Livetweeting Now: Major Delays Proposed

There is a lot of big news happening right now at the Sound Transit board meeting. Due to 25% sales tax reductions delays, suspensions, and deletions of ST2 projects due to the recession are being proposed.

The big news of the day is the South King subarea is being hit particularly hard due to low sales tax receipts.  As a result ST has recommended delaying Link South of 200th indefinitely.

I'll post a more at a later date, but in the meantime follow live news on our twitter feed which is @transpochoices.

The bottom line is recessions hurt everyone including transit agencies in expansion mode.

Seattle Transit blog has a comprehensive summary of what yesterday's announcement means.
Tacoma Tomorrow discuss impacts on Pierce County as well as the proposal to charge for Tacoma Link.

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