Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after Sound Transit released a draft plan for the expansion of regional transit:
“How we move around Seattle impacts us all, and transportation is consistently the number one issue that the public demands we improve. Together we can – and must – make the investments to create the transit system to meet the needs of our growing city and region. We all need better choices for how we get to work and to school. While building a stronger transit system will not be easy or cheap, we must move forward together. Now is the right time to expand Sound Transit.
“With our new stations at Capitol Hill and UW, we must continue to build out our light rail system to serve our densest neighborhoods. I look forward to a day when you can jump on a train in Ballard or West Seattle and know exactly how long it will take to get downtown. The reliability of light rail is unparalleled.
“Now that we have a draft ST3 plan, public input is critical. This proposal is a great start, but we know it is not perfect. Now it is up to Seattle residents to help us refine this vision for the future of transit in our region.”