Albert Einstein said it best. "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits".
One thing about Metro: we don't have to concern ourselves with the genius part. I took a run through the latest Metro propaganda survey, and it was as expected. This "planning" focuses upon the Southwest Corridor (Barbur Blvd.), and despite the fact that voters in Tigard and King City are clearly discouraging rail "investment" in the area, Metro's ignoring them:
The alternatives analysis will determine what mode of high capacity transit – light rail, commuter rail, rapid streetcar or bus rapid transit – would best meet the future travel needs in the corridor.
So we can have rail, rail, rail - or maybe BRT. Hey, how about simply returning bus services to former interval levels? Nope, not on their list. What a surprise! But this stuff counts as "public involvement". They can rationalize anything.