Seattle transit authority sues Microsoft over land dispute

SEATTLE (AP) — The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for land and access to add light rail service. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that the authority, known as Sound Transit, claims the software giant created risks of missing the agency’s August 2024 goal to complete the project from Overlake to downtown Redmond. The institutions differ by more than $17.5 million over how much Sound Transit should pay to buy land next to Highway 520. A jury trial was scheduled for May 11 to settle the price dispute.