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“Previous administration had handed over”: road work should be scaled back

The promise that will cause Seattle's fee to go by 2015 will decrease in 2018. It's the largest fee Seattle-…

The promise that will cause Seattle’s fee to go by 2015 will decrease in 2018. It’s the largest fee Seattle- voters have all approved – $ 930 million for transport and transit projects – equivalent to an average of $ 280 a year per household for 9 years.

“The former administration had handed over to the public what can be delivered with the money we had,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Friday.

Durkan ordered a review of the fees and the Seattle Department of Transport Worked

“The Feedback We Received”, tell us what you can do with yours, do not be too optimistic, and also give us quality over pure quantity “, Says Lorelei Williams, SDOT’s Interim Director for Capital Project Delivery.

Potholes will still be filled, bicycle lanes will still be built, more Rapid Ride buses will be added but not on the scale promised. Miles of Coating Projects have been scaled off. 19659004] “There are high costs for construction.” Seattle says. “Seattle is an expensive place. We are competing with others to do large-scale projects for labor and which can delay projects. “

And some projects remain detained, as the tram connecting Pioneer Square to the city center.

” It’s not dead, but I think people are entitled to know what it will cost, “says Durkan. She said transparency needed for SDOT projects in the future.

“I personally think street cars are nice,” says Durkan.

New plan reflects reality, she said.

“For the first time, there is a long-term plan based on good estimates and good facts,” says Durkan.

But she said SDOT’s Revenue Expense Plan, the fee comes with an asterisk – construction delays often plagued long-term projects and they may have a ripple effect on other projects that deduce from the same pot of money.

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