Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Stranger's Poignant Monorail Obit

Yet Another Monorail Obituary, this one from the Stranger. The following paragraph really sums up the monorail's demise
The monorail didn't die because of an error made by a misguided financial analyst; it died because the same grassroots spirit that sustained the monorail idea through multiple elections produced an agency that was secretive, defensive, and unwilling to reach out to other governments for help. Compounding the monorail's problem, those governments didn't trust a transportation agency that came from ordinary citizens, not the political establishment. When the monorail ran into trouble, the city, the state, and Sound Transit had no political or financial incentive to bail it out.


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