With votes still being counted, so far it appears that most transportation measures in the region are passing.
ST3 – the biggest transportation undertaking in the region’s history – is on track to pass.
Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore and Lynnwood voters are favoring local measures that would fund improvements on local roads, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, safe routes to schools and more.
Issaquah’s Traffic Improvement Bonds (Prop 1) looks short of getting the 60% majority needed to pass.
Kitsap County votes are trending toward approval of new fast ferry service that would connect downtown Seattle with Bremerton, Southworth, and Kingston.
The votes follow approval last year of the state Connecting Washington package, Community Transit’s Proposition 1, and local transportation measures in Tacoma, Enumclaw, and Seattle.
Investments in the region’s transportation plan – some that have been on the books for a decade or more — are significantly funded, including major road and rail connections between the region’s major cities.