Sound Transit is proposing to spend $54 billion dollars on a package that won’t reduce congestion or substantially increase the percentage of transit riders.

And it should not come as a surprise to find out who is spending heavily to get this measure passed: Construction and engineering firms who would build it, labor unions, developers, lawyers and accounts have contributed nearly 70% of the pro-ST3 funding to date.

It’s time to ask who this $54 billion boondoggle is really helping – the taxpayers in the Puget Sound region, or the special interests who will be profiting from decades of Sound Transit spending…