Tolling Company for #405ETL Was Supposed to be Replaced; Continues With Problems on Hwy 99 Tunnel Tolls

The Seattle Times published this article about the tolling company today (7/29/2019).  It reveals just how overly complex tolling is and why it is so expensive to operate. The tolling company that is trying to toll Highway 99 Tunnel is

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How far will people go to drive in the HOV lane?…

How about hauling around a dead body?  Check out this story from Nevada…

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Quick list of County Council email addresses

Here is a convenient list of all email addresses of the Snohomish County Councilmembers and their assistants and the King County Councilmembers.  Copy/paste this into the TO line of any email you may send to them: rod.dembowski@kingcounty.gov, larry.gossett@kingcounty.gov, kathy.lambert@kingcounty.gov, jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov,

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King & Snohomish County Councils to choose replacement legislators for 1st LD on Monday. Your input needed NOW.

Senator Guy Palumbo resigned last month. He was the most vocal advocate for stepping back from Express Toll Lanes.  The 1st Legislative District Democrats have selected their 3 candidates to replace him.  On Monday at 10:00am at Bothell City Hall

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Stop405Tolls.org Celebration and Meet the Team at 192 Brewing Co. Kenmore

It’s time to take a moment to celebrate together Friday May 31 at 5:30 – 7:00 at 192 Brewing Co. in Kenmore. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/30I9e8T To all of you who signed the Stop405Tolls.org petition, thank you for being part

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Eminent Express Toll Lane Financial Disaster on #405ETL

Watch the video below.  The call to action is simple: 1.  Go to https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder to find the phone numbers of your 2 state Representatives and 1 state Senator. 2.  Call each of them and demand they vote against HB 2132.

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Canada’s Novel Idea for Reducing Traffic Congestion

The people of New Brunswich, Canada have come up with a novel idea on reducing their congestion during peak hours:  Don’t let senior citizens drive during those hours.  Read the article here at themanatee.net I love this statement from the

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Senate trying to pass bill to eliminate the #405ETL 45mph speed requirement

Tomorrow, Thursday, 2/21/2019, the State Senate Transportation Committee is having a hearing at 3:30pm on a bill that will, among other things, eliminate all performance requirements. That is, they will no longer have the requirement to meet the 45mph average

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More people ride Uber & Lyft than Sound Transit

The numbers are out:  Even with hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, Sound Transit is no match for the explosive growth of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft.  Traditional, old-school mass transit of railroads and big buses

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Behind The Velvet Rope: Social Class Segregation in our Transportation

I was recently contacted by Nelson Schwartz, a reporter from the New York Times. He is doing a series of articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/business/economy/velvet-rope-economy.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/insider/velvet-rope-economy-series.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/business/economy/high-end-medical-care.html?_r=0 and a book about what he calls “The Velvet Rope Economy.” In his words, this is

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