The 2 year pilot period for the I-405 Express Toll Lanes is over. The 2-person carpools have been decimated as many have gone back to driving themselves. The toll lanes continue to fail to meet the Federal speed requirements that apply when the state allows solo drivers to use the HOV lanes (HOT / ETL). There are no such requirements for HOV only lanes because even at slower speeds they carry more PEOPLE.
The bad news: WSDOT is playing games with the wording of the law to imply they can keep operating the tolls.
The good news: several legislators from both parties have signed a letter to the governor to shut down the tolls because they are not meeting the requirements defined by law. You can read more about it in the news: http://mynorthwest.com/779839/harmsworth-letter-to-gov-inslee/
But this won’t happen without additional pressure from us. Please take a moment and call Governor Inslee’s office and request that he follow the actions as defined in the law that created the 405ETL. The phone number for Governor Inslee’s office is 360-902-4111.
He needs to hear from all 32,000+ people who signed the petition online and the 2,000 more who signed on paper.
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