The Washington Policy Center posted an article by Bob Pishue titled, Sound Transit officials continue to move the goal posts, (see excerpt below) which discusses how Sound Transit's actions lead to mistrust among the voters.
In 1996, voters approved Sound Transit’s light rail plan that would connect S 200th Street (South of Sea-Tac) to the University of Washington at 45th Street. In 2009, thirteen years later, the initial segment opened from Seatac to Downtown Seattle. Sound Transit officials just opened the recent rail expansion, a 3.1 mile light rail connector from Downtown to the UW, called University Link, just a few days ago.
Sound Transit officials say the project is ahead of schedule. The problem – it was supposed to open in 2006.