Preliminary results are in:
It’s election day! Tonight, we’ll be watching several races across the region which will have an impact on transit. Topping the list are the two big transportation ballot measures: Prop. 1 (Seattle), which will help fund transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and street improvements, and I-1125 (state-wide), which would seek to stop East Link, and insert a bunch of tolling provisions with the effecting of increasing transportation costs across the state. We’ve endorsed a YES vote for Prop. 1, and NO vote for I-1125.
Other important races include the Seattle city council, which will be integral as the city hones in on key land use and transit policy decisions over the next several years, and the Bellevue city council, which is currently struggling over East Link and policy debates on how to fund and develop the Bel-Red Corridor. Our endorsements for these and more can be found here.
If you haven’t yet voted, there still is time. Ballot drop boxes will be open until 8PM tonight and ballots going through the mail must be postmarked today. As we progress through election night, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the races. Follow live updates on our Twitter account: @seatransitblog and through the general #waelex hashtag. We’ll bring you results as they come and leave the thread open for discussion.