Seattle’s in yet another endless discussion around what the area’s transit future will be. As the fall election gets closer, there’s another transit package being offered to voters to try and resolve the area’s persistent transit congestion.
Then there’s Portland. As this column illustrates, Seattle has a long way to go before it catches up to what Portland’s already doing with respect to public transit.
I’ve mentioned Portland’s MAX light rail system a few times here but I’m once again reminded how different the attitudes are around transit between Portland and Seattle. Seattle is such a car culture and in the almost seven years I’ve lived here I’ve not seen much change in that regard.
I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for my job, I’d not live in Seattle because of the lack of progress on resolving the transit problems here.