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Byline: Andrew Garber
Sep. 26--Sound Transit's board will vote tomorrow on a new light-rail project that's shorter, more expensive per mile and will carry fewer riders than the system approved by voters five years ago.
The proposed system would run 14 miles from downtown Seattle to South 154th Street in Tukwila, cost $150 million a mile to build and have 42,500 daily boardings by 2020. It would open in 2009.
The board of directors meets at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Snohomish County Public Utilities Electric Building, 2320 California St., Everett.
In 1996, voters were promised a 21-mile light-rail line from the city of SeaTac to the University District that would cost $114 …