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Light rail or light rail?

The Bellevue City Council on Monday night became the fourth Eastside government to say it favors light rail over buses for a high-capacity transit line planned from Seattle to Redmond. … The vote was 5-2, with councilmen Don Davidson and Conrad Lee voting no. Davidson said the question posed by Sound Transit ââ?¬â?? either light rail or bus rapid transit that would later be converted to light rail ââ?¬â?? was unfair and slanted. “Sound Transit asks, ‘Do you want light rail or do you want light rail?’ ” Davidson said. “We don’t have any choice.”

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.