Port of Seattle to Ron Sims: Take That!
Today’s front-page Seattle Times story “Airport may not get light rail” is obviously the result of some see-through petty politicking on the part of the Port. Basically, the Port is pissed at County Exec Ron Sims for orchestrating the recent SouthWest Airlines deal that has SouthWest leaving Sea-Tac. The Port’s announcement that it’s now putting about $580 million in airport-expansion projects on holdwhich could screw up plans to get light rail to the airportis obviously a payback slap at light rail-guy Sims. The irony being, of course, that the Port would be crazy to scuttle the Sea-Tac connection. Ah, but personal politics win the day! I love it.