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LINK: Mayor should stand up for Tacoma

Letter by Fred Heal, Tacoma on Sep. 25, 2013 at 9:35 am | No Comments »
September 25, 2013 4:26 pm

Re: “Link riders blast plan to charge passengers” (TNT, 9-20).

Only in Tacoma would the mayor side with an establishment board trying to extort more money from its underserved residents.

If the mayor of the largest city in the South Sound doesn’t support our region on the Sound Transit board, who will? It can only be that she has regional aspirations.

It should be easy for our mayor to support the current fare structure. Just have her pull out her calculator and add up the billions and follow the map, and it is clear to see we did not get the track. No, in typical fashion we have been given the shaft.

I love the “Train to Nowhere” and the value it brings to the merchants and area. But let’s face it, the no-fare short track was just a trick by the slick politicians to gain the votes needed for passage of Sound Transit funding. They got our tax dollars, and now they pretend to ask for public input on the impact.

It has always been obvious the Sound Transit board had a Seattle and North Sound bias. At the very least we need a loud voice from Tacoma standing up for our region.


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