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Apr 26, 2013 Get shit done commented on What Does Ed Murray Have Against Rail in Seattle?.
Murray will get ST3 on the ballot in 2016 and get more light rail for Seattle and the region. McGinn won't. Murray has the track record of sucess in overcoming large politcal obstacles. McGinn doesn't. McGinn makes promises and can't deliver. He is so ineffective that he can't even get the city council on board with his plans - Ship Canal and Eastlake. How will he ever actually deliver real transit for Seattle if he doesn't have the political chops to bring the city council along, let alone other partners. If you want to do more than just 'plan' for transit expansion, Murray is your guy.
Apr 26, 2013 Get shit done commented on What Does Ed Murray Have Against Rail in Seattle?.
Here's the bottom-line on ending sub-area equity. It's not about Seattle vs everyone else. It's about giving the ST Board the ability to form an ST3 package that prioritizes light rail, commuter rail, and express bus investements where they make the most sense to serve the most people. The package should NOT be formed based on artificial geographic lines as it would have to be if sub-area equity continues in ST3. What most of you aren't getting is that Seattle will come out on top for light rail - this means more light rail in Seattle - with the appropriate additional investments elsewhere in the region. It's not all about Seattle, but Seattle will benefit more without sub-area equity than with it. A Seattle-only approach that McGinn pushes would be way more harmful to regionalism than ending a bad policy. After all, how does a Seattle-only approach help the thousands of Seattlites who commute to the Eastside or to Boeing every day! Just because you like McGinn and his ineffective approach, doesn't mean you should defend a bad policy.
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Apr 26, 2013 Get shit done commented on What Does Ed Murray Have Against Rail in Seattle?.
Close only counts in horseshoes! I want a Mayor who can actually deliver more transit - not "get us closer".
If McGinn is so right, why is he so defensive?