The better of the two dailies has endorsed Prop 1 in this rather guarded editorial:
For those who want more mass transit but no new roads, we hear you. We also empathize with those who fret about the sales tax increases, car tabs and the potential for light rail extensions and roads proposed by the package to cost closer to $160 billion. In an ideal world, Prop. 1 would be split into two separate questions, not one.
But, here's the thing: It's not so bad that we'd toss the baby (transit) out with the bathwater (roads). We're already invested in light rail, and we can't wait for the 2009 (that will be on time, right Sound Transit?) opening of the stretch connecting Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington.
That's my feeling basically. ST2 includes hugely important rail infrastructure, and RTID includes a few bad projects (405) and a few really desparately needed ones (South Park Bridge). I think on the whole, it's far more good than bad.