Monthly Archives: March 2017

CORRECTION: HB 2179 continues pilot on SR167 beyond June cutoff.

CORRECTION TO THE PREVIOUS POST: At the end of the presentation of this bill for a hearing, Committee Chair Judy Clibborn explained that the purpose of this bill is NOT HB 2071 which was to make the toll lanes on

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CORRECTED: Some legislators are trying to bond the tolls before the test period is over

CORRECTION TO THIS POST: At the end of the presentation of this bill for a hearing, Committee Chair Judy Clibborn explained that the purpose of this bill is NOT HB 2071 which was to make the toll lanes on SR167

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Florida Senate Transportation Committee Unanimously advances bill to eliminate Express Toll Lanes

The Florida Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously passed bill SB250 out of the committee calling for the elimination of all express toll lanes in the state of Florida and preventing any new ones from being built. This is profound because

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Car Rental Companies use #405ETL Tolls to Gouge Renters

The City of San Francisco is suing Hertz Car Rental over its predatory methods of billing customers for driving on tolled roads.  (read the article) But car rental companies are doing the same thing in Washington and it isn’t just

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Florida and North Carolina are looking at removing their failed Express Toll Lanes

As Washington State is feeling the agony of #405ETL, Florida and North Carolina lawmakers are already working to undo theirs.  In a truly bipartisan action, the Miami New Times reported that Florida legislators have authored a bill to eliminate the

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One Year Ago…

One year ago, I blogged that WSTC voted to eliminate the tolls on I-405 at night and on weekends.  This ended the congestion and gridlock that was being experienced at random times that never had a problem before.  It could

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Progress: Funding request for stakeholder group and 3rd party evaluation of #405ETL

While the bills to remove the tolls before the 2 year test period were denied, we still have actions and hope to remove the tolls and restore 2 person carpools.  We have asked legislators to include a line item in

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Jesse Jones brought in to “fix” WSDOT billing errors on tolls

Yet another example of the incredibly grossly mismanaged tolling system.  Hopefully the bill that is introduced to address this will get made into law to save us from the endless, chronic problems WSDOT and ETCC have will processing the toll

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