KUOW radio interviewed Mark Hallenbeck to report on how mobile apps are creating diversion traffic on neighborhood streets. This story is exactly what is happening due to the #405ETL.
WSDOT doesn’t measure traffic on these neighborhood streets; only on the arterial streets. As a result, in WSDOT’s mind, there is no diversion traffic caused by the I-405 Express Toll Lanes. And this is the (unintentional?) lie that they are reporting to legislators.
This 10 minute news article was originally broadcast July 20, 2017 on Here & Now.
Mark Hallenbeck is the director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) at the University of Washington. So Mark, while I was first pointing this out nearly 2 years ago, why were you siding with WSDOT?