Tag Archives: politics

The Elephant in Metro’s Room

Last Tuesday’s election was not a vote against “transit”; it was a vote against Metro and the status quo. The King County Council, the City of Seattle, FUSE, business communities, labor communities, social justice communities, transit advocates, Seattle Subway, STB, myself, and many, many others asked our neighbors to keep funding Metro near the level […]

Boldly Going Backwards

As every city resident who’s paying attention knows, the Tunnel was overwhelming approved two weeks ago. What the percentage of victory belies, is its fragility and hollowness. This vote wasn’t about transportation policy or moving forward. It was just politics. On the scale of things, Seattle is a small city in a country with plenty […]