We underfund transit, but when the money comes it seems to be in dollops. Here’s an access ramp leading to the University light rail station and Husky Stadium in Seattle, and it is sized for the crowds that attend only about seven home games a year. However, walk from the station a half mile north to the region’s most upscale mall and you’ll find yourself on a narrow, unlit asphalt path pushed up by tree roots that trip you in the dark. We need the entire transit network to work, and that means funding not just the nodes but also the more local routes that lead to and from them.