Friday, October 19, 2007

Support Proposition 1 on November 6th!

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber joins the Boeing Company, Microsoft, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Seattle Association, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Washington Roundtable, Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, Washington Mutual, WSA, Washington Association of Realtors, and other businesses and business organizations across Puget Sound in supporting a "Yes" on the Roads and Transit proposal (Proposition 1) on the November 6 ballot.

Decades of deferred investment in the region’s transportation infrastructure will be addressed by passage of this proposal, which improves many of the most congested traffic choke points, builds 50 miles of new light rail service, and increases access to commuter rail and express bus services throughout the central Puget Sound. The plan also builds new HOV and general purpose lanes in major highway corridors and improves safety on key regional bridges.

Central Puget Sound residents and businesses are experiencing less predictable traffic, more congestion and longer commute times every year. The challenges will increase as population growth adds an estimated 50,000 to the region each year over the next 20 years. Sound Transit and the Regional Transportation Investment District (RTID) have teamed up to propose an integrated long-term proposal for improving the region's transportation system. The measure proposes to connect the busiest population and job centers in Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties to provide a more reliable transportation network for the movement of people and goods.

For more information about Proposition 1, visit the website: