State Supreme Court upholds billions of dollars in Sound Transit funding
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has upheld big car tab increases in the Puget Sound area, a decision that preserves billions of dollars in voter-approved money earmarked for light trail and other projects. Seven people filed the lawsuit to overturn a rate increase by Sound Transit. Voters in 2016 approved the rate hike to fund the Sound Transit 3 expansion project that will build 62 miles of new light rail from Everett to Tacoma and from Seattle to the Eastside.