Thieves stole 70,000 pounds of copper cable from Sound Transit's Link light rail line between Tukwila and Sea-Tac Airport, the agency reported Friday.So the hideously expensive SWPL prestige rail project not only fails to reduce congestion, or get people out of their cars, or reduce carbon emissions, or save energy transporting people to work. It also attracts thieves that steal part of the infrastructure making it unsafe.
Thieves ripped the wire from inside an elevated guideway that supports the tracks, probably over the last several months. From end-to-end, about four miles of cable was stolen, Sound Transit spokesman Bruce Gray said.
"This isn't something that would have been done overnight," Gray said. "Whoever did this knew what they were going after and had some sophisticated knowledge of how to get in."
Oh yeah, it's also so expensive that bus service to poor neighborhoods has to be cut back. Other than being terrible for the environment, poor people, and working families, it's awesome. After all, the Right Sort Of People® get to boast about their new Light Rail system at all the Right Parties™
Man, I sure am glad that all the SWPL Lefties are ever so clever and everything. Otherwise people might think that Light Rail was a freaking disaster or something.