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Dow Constantine

Executive Constantine statement on I-976


King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on I-976


"We believe the court is correct in recognizing that I-976 is likely unconstitutional and ruling that the initiative would cause irreparable harm.

The City of Seattle has committed that it will not cut Metro service hours funded by the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District, so that residents can continue to depend on fast, reliable transit.

Despite today’s ruling, Metro continues to face the prospect of reduced state and regional funding for buses, RapidRide, vanpool and other services, including Access paratransit, a lifeline for residents with disabilities.

We will continue to fight to ensure this region – where I-976 was defeated by a nearly 20-point margin – will face as few service disruptions as possible.

It is critical that the Legislature act to provide better, more popular revenue alternatives to the current vehicle fees, and maintain the state's commitment to fund its share of transportation projects until the Supreme Court has rendered a final decision on the constitutionality of I-976."

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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