Sound Transit’s car-tabs fee might be adjusted

“State legislators are talking about changing a funding formula for Sound Transit projects that a majority of voters in Pierce County don’t want but must pay for.

Rep. Christine Kilduff, whose 28th Legislative District includes some of the Graham and Spanaway areas, began working with other legislators on a different plan after constituents received higher- than-expected fees for vehicle registrations and renewals, a staple of the projects’ current cash flow.

Kilduff and other lawmakers from Pierce, Snohomish and King counties – the three-county area where Sound Transit has taxing authority — are calling for, among other things, possible rebates for low-income constituents and relief from future fees that have been criticized as placing too high of a value on vehicles.”