Do the voters really know what they would be getting if they approve the Sound Transit’s proposed $50 billion expansion in November? The increases in taxes will only multiply over the decades without any guarantee of them abating.
According to the Brookings Institute, the Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority has the Seattle area as the sixth largest transit money pit in the United States with an “average loss per passenger ride: $3.91.” Such a deal!
According to a study cited in the Everett Herald in 2012, buses would be cheaper and more convenient for the users, but even they require a $3.50-per-ride subsidy. Plus, ridership has never met the long-term project goals.
The green powers that be are willing to soak the taxpayers ad infinitum so they can feel eco-warm and fuzzy in their transit blanket peppered with financial holes. While they pretend to save the environment, who is saving the citizens from burdensome taxation?