Bus, rail advocates square off in Seattle

08/12/2008 | SeattlePI.com

A November ballot measure to spend $22 billion on mass transit in the Seattle area could ultimately come down to a contest between buses and trains. Critics complain that the plan allocates too much money for light rail while ignoring the surging demand for bus service. According to one estimate, just 60 new buses would be added throughout the three-county urban area over the next seven years -- not nearly enough to alleviate gridlocked streets and highways.

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