Yearly Archives: 2016

Confusing Toll System Creates Danger for Drivers

This is a post in a facebook group for an Issaquah community.  It was posted just a few days ago.  I will leave the author anonymous.  This was from a person who lives locally, has a FlexPass and started driving

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HB1030: House bill to eliminate the#405ETL has been drafted

As King5 News reported today, the bill has been drafted  to eliminate the I-405 Express Toll Lanes. You can read and follow the bill in the State House of Representatives on the WA Legislature website.  The single most important thing

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KIRO 7 News: 2-person vs 3+person carpools revisited

Peter Rogoff, “CEO” of Sound Transit recently stated publicly his position that we should go to 3+ person carpools in all HOV lanes.  (see video) I was there and recorded the comments on video and shared it with the press. 

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Sound Transit tells WSDOT “You’re leaving money on the table” with 405ETL

I’m still shocked by what I heard at the Regional Transportation Summit hosted by City of Issaquah on Tuesday.  Fortunately I captured it all on video for you to watch for yourself. Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit and paid

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Business Letter to State Legislators

Business leaders please download this Word document stop405tollsbusinesslettertolegislature and modify it with your personal details on how the I-405 Express Toll Lanes are impacting your business, then print it on your company letterhead and send it to: P.O. Box


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Video of meeting: WSDOT 1 yr report to WSTC

(If you are reading this in an email, click here to see the full contents on the web.) This is the recording of the segment of the WSTC meeting where WSDOT gave their 1 year report on the #405ETL. Here

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WSDOT to present 1 year update of #405ETL to WSTC at Marysville City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday 11/16/2016

WSDOT will be presenting their 1 year report to the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) this Wednesday.  They will be having the meeting at the Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave, in the Council Chambers. This is only 25 miles

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The future of transportation with IBM Watson

As both an IBM business partner and a transportation technology enthusiast, it is exciting to see #IBMWatson getting into the transportation game. Transportation is a huge industry and everyone wants to innovate to capture that revenue. Google, IBM, Detroit and

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LD 1 and LD 41 Candidate debates: #405ETL responses

I attended voter forums held for Legislative District 1 (Bothell, Juanita, Canyon Park, Maltby, Mount Lake Terrace) and LD41 (Mercer Island, Bellevue, New Castle, Sammamish).  Here is video of the responses to questions on tolling for the candidates. LD1 Senate:

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Tonight LD41 Debate #405ETL (Mercer Is., Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton)

Reminder of the debate in Legislative District 41 (Home district of House Transportation Committee Chair Judy Clibborn) Date: October 18, 2016 Time: 7:00-9:00 Place: Northwood Elementary School Commons, Mercer Island (corner of SE 40th St. and 86th Ave. SE) Races:

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