Sound Transit’s dilemma: What to delay, cut, or scale with $11.5 billion hole

The elevated tracks running through Northgate. (Sound Transit)

Sound Transit has an $11.5 billion hole in its budget to finish ST-3, approved by voters in 2016. The board will have to make some tough choices of cutting projects, delaying projects, and other ways to make up the gap. It also wants the public’s help in deciding on priorities.

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