The News Tribune makes their case. They seem to understand the long-term importance of transit:
It was painful to see the headline atop the lead front-page story in Thursday’s Seattle Times: “Light rail to Tacoma: Is it worth the money?”
The problem with nearly all criticisms of light rail is that they focus on current population densities and demand for transit. Yet Proposition 1 would create enduring transportation corridors operating independently of freeways and adaptable to future transit technologies. Build the line from Sea-Tac to Tacoma in our lifetime, and it will be there in our great-grandchildren’s lifetimes.