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Statement of Maud Daudon, Seattle Metro Chamber president and CEO, on U-Link Opening

“Today marks a significant milestone for getting transportation right in the Seattle region. Sound Transit’s U-Link extension makes it dramatically faster and simpler to get to two major urban centers: Capitol Hill, Seattle’s densest neighborhood, and the University of Washington, our largest university and a major employer.” 

“As the Seattle region welcomes more people and more jobs, transit investments like U-Link help our area keep its edge as a great place to live and do business—especially when paired with smart land use decisions.”

 “The benefits U-Link brings to one of Seattle’s most congested corridors underscores the importance of the opportunity we have with this fall’s ST3 measure to advance a fully connected regional system. Better transit connections strengthen our economy, improve our environment, and offer more people in our region an affordable, reliable way to travel between where they live, work and go to school.” 


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 2,300 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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