BELLEVUE, Wash. — The $54 billion plan to expand light rail in the region is gaining more support.
Three major Eastside cities are now on board with light rail expansion – Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue. Those councils have voted to support the plan, even though the full build-out will take nearly three decades.
“This area is going to have a million more people by that time,” said Bellevue Mayor John Stokes. “We’re not going to be able to build a lot more roads, so we have to have capacity.”
Even Bellevue leaders are split. Though the City Council supports the project, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce opposes it.