First, if you’re wondering where North by Northwest 45 went – go here. Very important read & slides on Sounder North.
Second, finally after many kind phone calls and polite responses got a reply back from State Senator Curtis King’s public information officer. Here goes unfiltered:
It is fair to say that Sen. King supports public transit as part of an overall transportation system. Also, Sen. King supports the idea of allowing voters to decide for themselves if they are willing to pay increased sales tax, property tax and car tabs to pay for light rail. As far as funding for specific projects, those are still being negotiated as part of a larger transportation project right now, so he can’t comment on that.
Figured you’d want to know. I think we all can exhale and quit bashing Republicans right about… now.
Programming Note: Expect an Island Transit update this weekend if not sooner.