- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A monorail proposal is back on the ballot in Seattle.

City voters are being asked to decide next month whether to create a City Transportation Authority to plan and build a 16-mile monorail line between the Ballard and West Seattle neighborhoods. It would be funded with a new tax and car license fee.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/YU8Nab) the measure will be the sixth monorail vote since a mile-long monorail was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Taxpayers lost $124 million on a monorail project that was scrapped in 2005.

Opponents to the latest proposal have formed a group called Let’s Not Repeat Past Mistakes.

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