Monday, September 22, 2008
Will Washington residents finally grow a pair?
I must say, this initiative is pretty darn impressive. I've often been underwhelmed by public transit in the emerald city so I'll be watching this with a great deal of interest. Sadly, with the economy the way it is I'm not sure residents will vote for ANY tax increases (even small ones) regardless of the potential long-term savings. Still, with fuel costs increasing its hard not to see initiatives like this being more politically viable in the future (like a high speed rail connection between Portland and Seattle? A guy can dream can't he?).
Add this to their Gubernatorial race and Washington will be pretty darn interesting this November.
PS: How cool would a high speed rail connection between Seattle and Portland be?