Yearly Archives: 2016

If you think the trains of ST3 are a good solution you had better read this…

If you read only one article regarding ST3 vs other options, read this one by Mass Transit Magazine. Sound Transit has spent over $3 million trying to win your vote for ST3, heavily funded by those organizations and companies who

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Legislative District 41 Candidate Debate Thursday tomorrow night at 7pm in Bellevue #405ETL

Urgent notice to residents of Legislative District 41 (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton) (Click for map): Tomorrow (Thursday) is the first of two candidate forums scheduled for your district. Come hear what the candidates Judy Clibborn and Michael Appleby have


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1 year of #405ETL: Are We Better Off?

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the #405ETL. Here is an update on the toll of the tolls. The ETL are failing to meet the minimum performance requirements of 45mph, in particular, they fail for the entire northern half

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WSDOT Survey Reports Confirm #405ETL are “Lexus Lanes”: 80% of User Have Above Median Incomes

Over 80% of drivers paying to use the #405ETL have a household income above the median in Bothell.  Nearly half (48%) have a household income above $125,000.  This is the data taken directly from the slide deck we received in

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Bellevue-Renton #405ETL WSDOT Open House Tomorrow: YOU GET NO MORE GPLs!

Tomorrow evening WSDOT is holding an open house at the Bellevue City Hall from 5pm to 7pm and again at Renton High School on September 13 from 5-7pm. Attend this and you will learn you are getting NO MORE

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#405ETL Tolls Now Hitting $10 Every Single Day!

Yes, for the entire month of July, every single day that the I-405 Express Toll Lanes were in operation, they maxed out at $10, the highest possible toll rate allowed. For 38 minutes every day the tolls were being charged,

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WSDOT 3 years late, but claims 6 months early with expanding I-405

(Reminder of WSDOT open house this Thursday in Bothell)  Governor Inslee held a press conference last Thursday to brag about how they are able to start the hard shoulder running project 6 months earlier than expected.  The reality is that

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The WSDOT Myth about why buses go slow.

Video evidence showing why buses go slow on I-405… It is true that in heavier traffic buses can get held up by cars.  But this illustrates that buses contribute greatly to the problem.  But one fact being hidden by WSDOT

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7 Questions for WSDOT

Find out what WSDOT is trying to do to fix all the problems created by the Express Toll Lanes while waiting for the Legislature to go back in session and eliminate them entirely.  WSDOT is holding an open house Aug

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#405ETL Pricing Algorithms Continue to be a Total Failure

From the beginning, the algorithms used to determine pricing in the I-405 Express Toll Lanes have been a complete and utter failure.  This boggles my mind at the level of failure WSDOT has achieved.  I want to give them the

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