Want to know what the Sound Transit 3 proposal would cost you? Our online news partner The Seattle Times has prepared this calculator here.
Sound Transit says its fall ballot measure would cost a typical adult $14 per month in new taxes, “which is a friendlier way of breaking down a yearly estimate of $169,” the Times said. The story goes on to note that “your own lifestyle, though, is surely anything but average.”
The No on ST3 campaign has already published its own calculator, and a message that “all these taxes will NEVER solve our traffic problems.” Sound Transit says it will also create a tax calculator soon.
The $54 billion measure that will appear on the November 2016 general election ballot features light-rail extensions to Everett, South Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma, West Seattle and Ballard, as well as added South End commuter-train capacity, and bus rapid transit in the Interstate 405 and Highway 522 corridors.
Sound Transit’s Link light rail system is already being extended to Lynnwood, with a stop at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, with expected completion by 2023.