has always worked best when it works with the region. While there is no question that the region has failed Seattle on transit funding in recent years, it is equally true that transit is a regional issue that requires a regional solution.
We must be careful in our approach here: Seattle as the Lone Ranger on transit risks the Balkanization of Metro and, to some extent, the isolation of our city from the surrounding region.
I appreciate the good efforts already under way in the community on this critical issue after the unfortunate failure of Prop 1.
Next week I will offer my own proposal for how we can best keep transit funded, with the following key principles in mind: