Almost six years after voters approved a massive light-rail expansion, Sound Transit made progress this summer by declaring preferred locations for three stations and a short tunnel in West Seattle.

But the agency’s board members are still flailing when it comes to the complex Chinatown International District, where they might even abandon plans to build a huge hub station there. A no-build decision would protect the fragile neighborhood but undermine a key strategy in the ST3 tax measure and plan of 2016 — that about 60,000 people a day would board, depart or change trains between twin stations there.







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