2012 Politics Gift Guide
Wish List: Functional Public Transit
It's like the proverbial pony on our wishlist: We know there's next to no chance we'll get one any time soon, but we can't help but ask Santa for it year after year. We came close (?) this year, a proposed bond election for urban rail, but Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced over the summer than he wanted to be able to focus the ballot on other bond initiatives and hold off on a rail election until some of the big, lingering questions – funding and routes chief among them – could be better answered. – M.R.