Streetcars and buses are great, but the we still need real rapid transit and in this region that means light rail. As we know, the Sound Transit Board is meeting today to discuss the future for light rail, the main question being whether to come back to the ballot in 2008 or later.
David Brewster at Crosscut seems sure it will only come back in 2010. I’m not so sure. I think if Dino Rossi moves into the governor’s mansion in 2009, there won’t be a Sound Transit in 2010 to go to the ballot. That Brewster piece about Jim Ellis is fascinating btw.