When gas prices went through the roof a few months back, one could have probably found plenty of support for Measure R, which'll help fund the Subway to the Sea and other transportation programs. But look at the economy now--if voters are cutting back on spending, will they be willing to pony up for a half cent sales tax for a subway that may not even be completed in their lifetime? (Measure R works out to an average of $25 per person each year.) What about the larger argument that public transit projects create jobs and development that will benefit the economy? In other words, how is the current local economy going to affect transportation funding and who thinks this subway will be voted in?
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