SEATTLE – The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce welcomed tonight’s strong returns for Sound Transit Proposition 1, which will dramatically expand high-capacity transit options in the Seattle metro region.
“Our region’s voters seized a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our mobility, our economy and our quality of life,” said Chamber President and CEO Maud Daudon. “I’m thrilled that this time around, we got it right. We’re making a great investment in reliable, affordable transit between where people live and where they work, a great investment for our environment, and a great investment for equity in our region.”
The Chamber’s active support of Sound Transit Proposition 1 is the latest example of the organization’s deep-rooted support for thoughtful transit investments. Last year, the Chamber helped lead a coalition that convinced the state legislature to approve the funding authority making Prop. 1 possible. The organization has also supported numerous measures for added bus service in Seattle and King County, and played an active role in the campaigns for the first two phases of light rail construction, Sound Move and ST2.
About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit www.seattlechamber.com