WAIT UNTIL 2010: HeraldNet: Everett Herald favors a vote on Sound Transit in 2010.
Proponents of a 2008 vote may believe the large voter turnout expected because of the presidential race works in favor of approval. But the sagging economy doesn't. Another rejection, just one year after the last, could be politically devastating for Sound Transit.
A vote in 2010, on the other hand, allows time to develop a plan that better connects the region. It also would take place after the 2009 launch of Central Link light rail between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport, which should serve to bolster voter confidence. And after two more years of high gasoline prices, public demand for transit may be greater than ever.