A Sounder train arrives at the Lakewood Sounder Station in this photo from August 2012. Sound Transit 3, the $54 billion transit package voters approved in 2016, promises to extend light rail and improve commuter rail service over the next 25 years, but some politicians remain concerned about the cost to taxpayers.
A Sounder train arrives at the Lakewood Sounder Station in this photo from August 2012. Sound Transit 3, the $54 billion transit package voters approved in 2016, promises to extend light rail and improve commuter rail service over the next 25 years, but some politicians remain concerned about the cost to taxpayers. Dean J. Koepfler The News Tribune
A Sounder train arrives at the Lakewood Sounder Station in this photo from August 2012. Sound Transit 3, the $54 billion transit package voters approved in 2016, promises to extend light rail and improve commuter rail service over the next 25 years, but some politicians remain concerned about the cost to taxpayers. Dean J. Koepfler The News Tribune

Republicans stage short-lived showdown over Sound Transit 3. ‘We’re protecting our constituents’

April 05, 2017 7:30 AM

More Videos

  • Talking 'Star Wars', confederate statues and D.C. budget battles with Derek Kilmer | Capitol Happy Hour

    U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Gig Harbor) explains why the federal government always seems on the verge of a government shutdown. "It's bonkers," he says. Plus: why he was named the biggest 'Star Wars' geek in U.S. politics, his thoughts on the debate over taking down confederate statues and what Democrats need to do to win more elections in the age of President Trump. Filmed August 21, 2017 at Crown Bar in Tacoma.