Okay, sure, there's still some big question marks. Was Sen. Barrientos' Lone Ranger act designed to kill light rail in favor of commuter rail? Will any elected official willingly serve on Cap Met's new board? Will we ever see a rollback of the sales tax? But consider the alternative: A transportation future in which public transit plays no meaningful part at all, administered by a transit authority so thoroughly despised that it couldn't get away with building a tool shed, governed by a board with a death wish and too much money to play with. In other words, what we had. Sometimes, any change is better than no change at all.
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