Mark Baerwaldt, creepy Belltown millionaire/Monorail supporter/Sound Transit hater weighed in on KUOW the other day with this gem:
“The relief cannot be provided by Sound Transit; it takes decades to complete their mission”
See, this is the trouble with weirdo rich guys. They spend their way into the public debate, and onto our public airwaves, into the studio of KUOW, only to give out totally bullshit information. It takes years to build new infrastructure, that’s true, but Sound Transit had had commuter trains up and going for years now. If voters pass Sound Transit 2 (if it gets to the ballot), a great many projects will be implemented within only three or so years.
Add service to existing 11 bus routes serving the north, south, and east side corridors
Start new bus route between downtown Bellevue, Overlake and Redmond
Expand the bus fleet (obviously)
Break ground on Tukwila Sounder station
Break ground on expansion of Sumner, Puyallup & Everett Sounder stations
Fund Burien park & ride expansion
Finalize agreement with BNSF to expand Sounder service between Seattle and Tacoma
* Open Link light rail between Seattle and SeaTac Airport*
* Break ground on Link from downtown Seattle to UW via Cap Hill*
* And get going on design & engineering of the LRT extensions*
* Currently funded under phase 1
Compare this to Mark’s plan, which is…
Does Mark even have a plan?