Before we resume celebrating, I’d like to make a personal note of apology to Erica C. Barnett, Josh Feit, the Sierra Club, and all other friends of light rail that advocated the defeat of Proposition 1 in 2007 I underestimated the wisdom of the region’s voters, and thought it foolish to hold out for a better package. I thought the road measures were a critical sweetener to win suburban and exurban votes.
It took a lot of work to make my judgment wrong and theirs right, but that verdict remains true nonetheless. In particular, I’d like to thank the Sound Transit staff, Mayor Nickels, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, my blogging colleagues, and everyone who worked, volunteered, or donated to the campaign. This is your victory. Savor it.