Sound Transit’s Prop 1 and beyond light rail extensions provide a modern day version of the Hans Christian Anderson fable “The Emperors New Cloths”. Rather than some “magic cloth", the “weavers” in this version, played by Dow Constantine and presumably the rest of the Sound Transit Board, have proclaimed light rail as a “magic carpet” able to do the following:
“What we can do is create light rail to take you where you want to go, when you want to go, on time, every time, for work, for play, for school”
The “wise men” in this version are all the media that proclaim anyone who doesn’t recognize light rail “virtues” should be ignored (It's "possible" ST "Ride the Waves" advertising revenue may have influenced this "wisdom" as they’ve ignored me for 6 years). Of course they’ve managed to convince voters to provide funding, city councils of the need to approve the permits, and the legislature to provide them with means to tax the people for addition funds to pay for it.
Unless something is done to stop ST, sooner or later the "village" will see light rail is no "magic carpet" for themselves. In the meantime, rather than spend a few million improving transit by limiting one of the two I-5 HOV lanes to buses only, or initiating two-way BRT on I-90 Bridge center roadway, ST will spend billions more on light rail extensions that will do absolutely nothing to relieve the areas 4th-worst-in-the-country congestion.