Letter: We need ST3’s light rail extension to Everett

Although I’ve written several letters to the editor critical of Sound Transit, I support raising my sales tax when I conduct commerce in the Sound Transit taxing district to fulfill the dream of light rail to Paine Field and Everett Station. The only high capacity transit our state has ever seen is through Sound Transit.

I also am acquainted with many of the Sound Transit staff quarterbacking the likely implementation of Sound Transit 3 – such as Karen Kitsis and Geoff Patrick. Please let me reassure the folks, my Sound Transit acquaintances are true believers and want to under promise & over deliver to a hungry region.

It’s blatantly obvious as your editorial states, “If Everett and Snohomish County are to remain a leading jobs and educational center in the state and continue to support livable, vibrant communities, voters have to provide for the transportation needs ahead.”

I really don’t want to be sitting in a bus for two hours while others sit in their car; extending the light rail spine will allow folks to bypass current congestion. Please vote YES on Sound Transit Proposition 1.

Joe Kunzler

Sedro-Woolley

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