The 34 miles of additional light rail, to Lynnwood, north Federal Way, and the Overlake Transit Center, near Microsoft, aren’t expected to be finished until the early 2020s. The theme of serving future generations sounded at odds with the official campaign motto: “Mass Transit Now.”
Look… Like most folks, I’d prefer they build this stuff sooner rather than later, but them’s the breaks. On Tuesday, voters decided to put to an end the kind of hand-wringing and second-guessing that had slowed the region on the issue of mass transit infrastructure for decades. We’re making up for previous generations, and their inability to address this issue.
So if the slogan is “Mass Transit Now,” think of it as a truncated version of this:
“Let’s Decide To Invest In Mass Transit Now For The Benefit Of The Region In The Decades To Come.”
I like both, but the second one didn’t fit on a yard sign.