Thanks to the efforts of innumerable partners, the State Legislature has passed a transportation package with the full $15bn funding authority for Sound Transit 3.
This is huge news for Puget Sound and Tacoma commuters, as the transportation package will fund many local projects, including Bus Rapid Transit/Express on Pacific Avenue, a number of highway projects, such as SR-167, and may eventually lead to light rail being constructed from Seatac Airport south to Federal Way and Tacoma.
I encourage you to now please take the survey for the Sound Transit 3 system plan to let Sound Transit know that we want light rail to and within the City of Tacoma.
Now that funding authority is acquired, it kicks off an 18-month campaign to craft the ST3 proposal and to get it passed by voters. I look forward to working with you all to see that this collection of projects helps to best serve riders in Tacoma and Pierce County.