And you thought Metro's $2 billion plan is expensive...I meant to pass along this article from June earlier, but it got misplaced in the chaos that is my email inbox. Just to show that everything is relative, Metro's $2B plan looks like a paragon of good sense and taxpayer stewardship in comparison to this plan by Seattle to build 14 miles of monorail. Get ready for it. $11 billion. You read that right. Read about it here.
Fun with math: divide it out and you get a staggering $149,000 per foot of monorail. Wow.
I'll pass along just one quote, from the Washington state treasurer:
"You've got to be kidding me," Murphy said yesterday. "That's ludicrous."
I think that just about sums it up.
Thanks to reader Richard Johnson for the link.