Almost 10 years ago, Santa Barbara County voters overwhelmingly supported a half-cent sales tax to pay for “a lane and a train.” The agencies in charge of implementing those projects are now on course to deliver us the lane without the train. We should flip that. Here’s why:
1. We have the money to do commuter rail and a 21st-century transit system. We do not have the money to widen the freeway. If anyone tells you differently, ask them to tell you where the freeway money will come from exactly.