In the intervening years it has become clear to many that the rail system will have virtually no
impact on traffic congestion. Worse, costs have begun to escalate and there is no possibility of
providing the transportation benefits promised by Sound Transit within the financial constraints
of the new tax and other available funding.
A strong opposition has arisen and has called for various steps to improve transit's accountability
and an emphasis on more effective and cost efficient methods of transportation improvement.
The Seattle Times, the area's largest newspaper, changed its editorial position in the Autumn of
2000 and now supports a review of the rail program.
This Public Purpose publication provides notable correspondence and other documents that are a part of this citizen's campaign to bring reason to the local transportation debate.