Seattle to vote on $17.9B transit plan
SEATTLE — Sound Transit board members are sending a transit-only plan to voters that includes a .5 percent sales tax increase one year after a plan that combined roads and transit failed. For the full story, click here.
Highway fund may borrow from mass transit
WASHINGTON — Since a decrease in driving is rapidly depleting the Highway Trust Fund, the Secretary of Transportation has suggested that the fund borrow from the mass transit account, which has recently seen a spike in revenue, due to high gas prices. For the full story, click here.
Northern California cancels rail tax measure
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — In order to save another proposed tax that would fund a Sonoma-Marin county commuter train, the Santa Rosa City Council rejected a city sales tax that would balance next year’s budget. For the full story, click here.