It shouldn’t have to take an end-of-year retrospective or a resolute New Year’s list to remind us of our biggest priority if we ever want to fulfill our ever-ratcheting potential as a city and a region. It’s meaningful mass transit. That means rail. And that means more than just extending the downtown trolley.
Robbing Paul to repay Peter for better bus service and waiting for the state to underwrite toll lanes is neither a visionary–nor a practicable–approach to what we’ve needed for more than a generation.