At last night’s meeting the Winston-Salem City Council voted unanimously to put five bond proposals totaling $139 million on the Nov. 4 ballot.

But the council also approved $60 million for improvements to the Benton Convention Center and –you guessed it —- Union Station —-“using a separate type of bond that does not require voter approval.”

Surely the City Council believed that a bond for improvements to Union Station –which would be the hub for the city’s long-range mass transit plan —-would still pass if it were on the ballot—- in their dreams.