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Old 11-13-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Please show proof that eastern Washington is subsidizing Seattle. Earlier in the thread Tri-Cities is saying they were promised $41 million for two projects alone. Eastern Washington doesn’t have the tax base to pay for their own roads much less Seattle’s. But this may be the point where it breaks and each county pays for their own roads and transit which I fully support. As for trucking, the tolls on a truck would be spread over the contents. It would be fine. What might not be is some people in eastern Washington having to pay a toll to go each way to the grocery store.
I've been trying to find that info. Guessing it was taken down by the state due to it's political interest. Eastern WA covers ALOT of real estate, so even though the property is lower value and there are less people there is still plenty of property taxes, thru-traffic using the highways paying gas taxes, and the like. new projects obviously cost a lot of money, but I can't see maintenance and repairs coming even close to consuming the transportation taxes collected in the area.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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I've been trying to find that info. Guessing it was taken down by the state due to it's political interest. Eastern WA covers ALOT of real estate, so even though the property is lower value and there are less people there is still plenty of property taxes, thru-traffic using the highways paying gas taxes, and the like. new projects obviously cost a lot of money, but I can't see maintenance and repairs coming even close to consuming the transportation taxes collected in the area.
Then Tri-Cities should have no problem coming up with $41 million for two projects alone and Richland should have no problem covering their million dollar shortfall. They were turned down for federal money due to - lack of traffic. That’s not me saying it, that’s the federal government. Very glad to hear they have more than enough to cover their road projects without Western Washington financial contributions.
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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No plan to delay or defer Sound Transit projects under contract

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