Poorly written, hurts transit

Initiative 745 is an ill-conceived attempt to solve our traffic problems. Building more roads has never worked in the past. It simply leads to more sprawl and more cars on the road for longer periods of time.

I’ve read the initiative and related state laws. I-745 is poorly written and leaves more questions than answers (too numerous to mention here) and will probably require interpretation by the courts. One thing is clear – it would cut transit funding. Cutting transit will simply put even more cars on the road.

Transportation is a complicated issue and extremely important to the state economy. The solution won’t be found in just building more roads. Providing choices to all residents and businesses in the state requires a system that also includes transit, ferries and rail. The approach offered by I-745 is not the answer. I urge you to check out the facts for yourself and vote no on I-745. For more information, the full initiative and links to other sites visit: www.no745.org.

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