The Times reports that a 12-member panel of legislators endorsed Option A+ (pdf) for the 520 bridge, which basically makes it a 6-lane road but eschews any sort of direct connection to the University. The ‘+’ indicates some pedestrian and HOV/transit access enhancements not shown in the video.
This option is bad news for transit in two ways: it doesn’t provide a good connection from SR520 to the UW Light Rail station, and it’s underfunded by $2 billion. (The more transit-friendly options are even more expensive.) There’s much speculation that this shortfall is behind many Olympia shenanigans (by Seattle rep Frank Chopp, no less) to soak Sound Transit for the I-90 crossing. Of course, no one is questioning $157m in lids through extremely wealthy neighborhoods on the Seattle side alone.