Thursday, April 21, 2011

Breaking News: Supreme Court dismisses anti-transit lawsuit

Here is our Statement on this exciting development:

For Immediate Release:  April 21, 2011
Contact:  Viet Shelton, 206-719-8598

Transportation for Washington praises State Supreme Court decision to dismiss anti-transit lawsuit

SEATTLE - Transportation For Washington released the following statement from Rob Johnson, Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, praising the decision by Washington State Supreme Court to dismiss Kemper Freeman’s anti-light rail lawsuit:

“In 2008, the voters of Puget Sound overwhelmingly said they wanted more light rail, and they wanted it to cross I-90 to the eastside. This frivolous lawsuit brought on by Kemper Freeman and his anti-transit colleagues was just a cynical attempt to thwart the voter’s will and derail transit.

“The Supreme Court recognized this and wisely decided to throw out the suit and let the project move forward.

“With this lawsuit dismissed, we hope that everyone involved; WSDOT, Sound Transit, the communities and elected officials of east King County will continue to work together to connect both sides of the lake with light rail across I-90.”
 If you want to get really wonky, go here to read the whole decision.

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