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03/24/2016

Statement of Maud Daudon, Seattle Metro Chamber president & CEO on Sound Transit’s draft ST3 proposal

"This year, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in a fully connected regional transit system. The proposal announced by Sound Transit’s board today is a vital step toward realizing that vision.”

“A robust ST3 measure is incredibly important to our region’s ability to compete with our peer regions around the world. For that reason, the Seattle Metro Chamber has been deeply engaged in offering input to Sound Transit as it shaped this proposal.”

“To be successful, we need to make sure major residential centers are efficiently and effectively connected with major employment centers to maximize usage as well as benefits to our transportation system. We look forward to taking a deeper look at what’s been proposed to determine if this benchmark has been reached.”

“Better transit connections strengthen our economy, improve our environment, and offer more people in our region an affordable, reliable way to get around, and I commend the  Sound Transit Board of Directors for their leadership in putting this draft proposal together.” 

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