Republican Representative Proposes a More Progressive MVET Restructure

While many in the State House have been in a rush to assuage car drivers angry at being taxed more, and trample on Sound Transit’s ability to build the ST3 capital program, one Republican representative has offered a bill that uses some of the lenses we’d expect from Democrats to craft a more economically-progressive twist …

Podcast #89: Stay on Sound Transit

More Connect 2020 gripes University St naming (5:33) Fare enforcement (8:55) MVET bill (29:20) SDOT capital projects (34:50) North link restructure (46:58) Note: when we recorded this last week, I-976 had just been upheld by a local court; the upper court has since temporarily sided with Sound Transit. Download link

Pellicciotti / Transit Advocates Working to Close the Gap on HB 2123

House Bill 2123 is on the agenda for action by the House Transportation Committee this afternoon (starting at 1:00), but is not expected to pass out of committee yet. Nor have any committee members offered an amendment to the bill by the deadline to do so in order to be part of this afternoon’s consideration. …