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Gregoire To Tour Canadian Transit Line

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire is going to tour a Canadian transit line to learn more about the completed multibillion-dollar project as the state moves forward with
replacing Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Gregoire will tour Translink's Canada Line in Vancouver Thursday. She will be joined by several Washington officials, including Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond, King County
Executive Dow Constantine, and state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen.

The Canada Line runs 11 miles from downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport, and a significant portion of the line is underground inside two deep-bore tunnels.

The state has decided to replace the viaduct with a tunnel, but Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn wants the issue of who pays for cost overruns addressed.

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