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Sound transit light rail (FILE PHOTO)

SEATTLE – On the ballot, this November is a big $54 billion plan to extend light rail. If voters approve Sound Transit 3, the current line would go all the way up to Everett, down to Tacoma, and over the Redmond and Issaquah.

Supporters argue the region needs to complete the existing system, but opponents say there is a better way to move people around.

Both sides recently sat down with C.R. Douglas to debate the issue.

Shefali Ranganathan, a supporter of the measure, is the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition. Maggie Fimia, a former King County Councilmember, opposes the plan.

Here is that 4-part exchange, which first aired on Sunday, October 23: