Top Story

Prop 1 has failed but another initiative has emerged hoping to rescue transit

Officials react to news and new proposal

Asking voters to pay more in sales tax and a $60 car tab fee as proposed in Proposition 1 has failed on the April 22 ballot. The unofficial cumulative total votes show the measure being rejected. The totals are Yes 187,324 or 45.49% vs No 224,441 or 54.51% of the vote.

Officials were quick to react to the news:

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott said via Facebook: "Ouch.
We need the Legislature to give us progressive options to fund transit and roads."

State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon said, "The failure of Proposition 1 is a huge disappointment as it will leave thousands of riders stranded, put more cars on the road, and result in more pollution to our air and water."

More ›