We’ve been talking about change all year.
Not just a change from the politics of fear – a change from believing the only way is the highway. A change from pumping money into our airlines when there is an alternative.
This is a new beginning. In California, high speed rail will become a reality. I’ve ridden trains at 200mph – they’re talking about as high as 225. Here, all three counties seem to be passing Proposition 1. This was unthinkable a year ago. We were worried about having just enough votes in King County to overcome opposition in both Pierce and Snohomish.
Not so this time. Everyone wants solutions, and Sound Transit is perfectly poised to offer them.
Assuming both of these measures survive the next day… I want Amtrak Cascades local option funding next.