When voters in 2008 approved higher sales taxes to extend light rail, then-Sound Transit board member Julia Patterson of SeaTac called the result "an act of great generosity to our grandchildren."
Orange County voters approved a half-cent sales tax Tuesday to help pay the local share of a $1.4 billion plan for better bus service and a light-rail route connecting Chapel Hill and Durham, according to unofficial results.
Washington state transit authority Sound Transit has broken ground on a $383.2m project to extend light rail from Sea-Tac Airport to South 200th Street in the city of SeaTac, Washington, US.
The Sound Transit Board approved a $1.2 billion budget for 2015, highlights being light rail construction, fleet replacement and retrofit and implementation of a new route.
The Sound Transit Board has unanimously approved changes Thursday to its Sound Transit 3 plan that can deliver light rail projects several years sooner under a revised Nov. 3 ballot measure.