News Survival of the Fittest
posted by February 16 at 14:20 PMon
This just in from Olympia: The tunnel is dead, long live the surface/transit option.
A number of Democratic Seattle-area legislators issued this joint statement today:
“We oppose an elevated rebuild of the Viaduct. Given that the waterfront tunnel no longer appears to be a viable option, we urge that serious consideration be given to a surface/transit option. We are grateful for all the work that the governor, the City of Seattle and others have put into finding a solution that meets the transportation and economic needs of Seattle and our region. We urge that all parties slow down and pay close attention to the preferences that Seattle voters express in the March 13 election. We would like to take part in forging a solution that will work for everyone.”
The statement was signed by Sens. Ken Jacobsen, Adam Kline, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Ed Murray and Brian Weinstein, and Reps. Joe McDermott, Jim McIntire, Jamie Pedersen and Eric Pettigrew.