UW’s Mark Hallenbeck explains why WSDOT can’t measure I-405 diversion traffic

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.

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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?

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