Yesterday, we reported that Mayor McGinn is likely to pursue a November 2010 ballot measure for light rail expansion.
During the campaign, the Candidate McGinn promised to offer a ballot measure “within two years” to expand light rail to the west side of the city. What route should his line take? What do you think we could build with, for example, ~$1.5 billion or so (with the rest of the funds going to bike and pedestrian improvements)? How big of a role should Sound Transit play? A tunnel through Downtown or a surface street alignment like Portland? Where would it be more cost effective to extend a streetcar line to rather than build a new light rail line to? How much should the voting public know before it expects to approve a multi-billion dollar funding package?
These questions will all be answered in the comments, to be sure. This is an open thread on McGinn’s likely ballot measure.