better yet, offer up more choices than the existing systems we have currently. Mark is dead on in by saying that it takes less time to get from someplace in Seattle to get to another place outside the city by car than by the numerous buses needed to make the same trip. With a system like that, why would someone take a bus (which is essentially the only option)? I also believe it’s silly that it often takes longer to move about in Seattle (by car or bus) than it does to get to the Eastside at certain times. Both of these are unacceptable for the growth and vibrancy of this region in my opinion.
Ultimately, I’m just for mass transit. Any kind that works realistically for the people in the region—who have families, jobs, places to be… you know, lives. It needs to be relevant within the scope of our lives.
recapping a few thoughts i’ve seen…
well, one topic that seemed to be a flash point was the 18th amendment to the state constitution that prevents gas tax money from being spent on projects outside roads. don’t like it? maybe some folks will start pushing for a change?
another topic was that whole I-912 bit. regardless of viewpoint, seems like a great goal on which to organize.
i also saw a thread that mentioned something about tax codes, incentives and the like…perhaps that has some legs?
there are countless others, and forgive me if i missed some. there have been a flury of comments and posts afterall. we could go back and forth arguing one stat or another…fact of the matter is, we’re all here in this online and offline space. what are we all going to do about it so our grandkids don’t have the same discussion?
oh, and there’s nothing wrong with learning, listening and all for those who want to do that. indeed, i’d like to act with information and all…this is much more a cyclical thing than anything else. learn some, do some, learn some more, do some more…