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05/06/2015

Statement of Chamber President & CEO on Mayor Ed Murray’s Revised Transportation Levy Proposal

Transportation is the top concern for people living and working in Seattle.

“Transportation is the top concern for people living and working in Seattle. For businesses, it’s no different: making sure employees can get to work quickly and easily, and enabling goods to be delivered on time are basic issues that have to be addressed. It’s unacceptable that today, Seattle has the fourth worst traffic congestion in the country.”

“Today’s updated proposal for the Transportation Levy to Move Seattle is an improved approach to making it easier for people to get to their jobs and goods to get to market.”

“We appreciated the opportunity to have input; this revised proposal matches up well with many of the overarching ideas we’ve highlighted in meetings with the City, like making transit work more smoothly and making investments in our key freight corridors.”

“We’re also encouraged that Mayor Murray has proposed a baseline dollar amount of the city’s general fund budget that will go to transportation. This is a good start to making sure that the levy is adding to Seattle’s ability to improve transportation, not just backfilling it.”

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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.

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