Originally Posted by Zassk
That's one way to look at it. The other way to look at it is that we spent three decades paying off the debts from that era.
The decision to build big infrastructure was sound. The decision to eliminate tolls made it unaffordable.
That's pretty much exactly what I was saying. Back then, we made decisions on infrastructure based on logic and need (gasp), and had a roaring local economy, that has since been replaced by the current one based on ideological pie-in-the-sky BS.
BTW the tolls were retired once the vast majority of projects were paid off in full. WAC Bennett didn't believe in using tolls as a revenue source so they were removed.