Monthly Archives: March 2016

Survey by WSDOT for your opinion of 405 tolls

You may have just received an email from Washington State Department of Transportation with the subject:  “I-405 Express Toll Lanes Customer Survey” Be sure to take the survey and give your feedback.  We are still working to restore the option

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Response to Community Transit

The following is in response to the Bothell Reporter article quoting Robert Poole of Community Transit and their displeasure with opening the toll lanes during low usage times. – Community Transit: “Lawmakers originally committed to give the toll lanes two

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WSTC opens 405ETL to all on nights & weekends, but doesn’t address the real problems

An hour ago, the Washington State Transportation Commission voted to open the 405 Express Toll Lanes from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.  This will start Friday night, March 18th, 2016.  These changes

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What does 31,508 signatures really mean?

Our online petition has 31,212 signatures at the moment. We have also received another 296 signatures in the mail using our paper petition. But what exactly does this represent?  A fair question that our government leadership should be asking when

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Changes coming to 405 Express Toll Lanes

Here is a list of the I-405 toll items that were included in the Transportation Budget by the Washington State Legislature today: Funding to identify and prioritize projects that will help reduce congestion and provide added capacity on the I-405

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Bill to give citizen input on tolls needs your call now

Yesterday I made another drive to Olympia to try to make last-minute progress on eliminating the 405ETL before the legislative session ends next week.  Senator Rosemary McAuliffe and Senator Marko Liias worked with me to draft a bill that requires

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#405ETL: An Environmentalist’s Nightmare

If you consider yourself an environmentalist, you should be pissed. Carpool lanes are incredibly popular in Puget Sound. So much so that WSDOT calls them a “failure”.  What?! Their response was to kick out 85% – 95% of the carpools

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