The view from Phoenix

To his credit, in his most recent column Ted Van Dyk doesn’t mention Lyndon Johnson once. You gotta appreciate such self-restraint. But dissing Sound Transit’s light rail by pointing to Phoenix’s problems in financing their own… I mean… WTF?

I thought the reason light rail would never work here is because Seattle is different than everywhere else. And now Van Dyk is insisting that it can’t work here because we’re too much like Phoenix? Really?


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    Robustus spews:

    They couldn’t afford it in AZ. We can. ST has plenty of money for light rail. TVD’s a tool.

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    Broadway Joe spews:

    And IIRC, they’re building a stretch of freeway in the Phoenix area that’s 24 lanes wide or so….