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Behind The Velvet Rope: Social Class Segregation in our Transportation

I was recently contacted by Nelson Schwartz, a reporter from the New York Times. He is doing a series of articles: and a book about what he calls “The Velvet Rope Economy.” In his words, this is


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Public opinion on Toll lanes? Survey Says…

Let’s see what WSDOT heard from drivers.  Keep in mind, this is just a sample from people who actually use them, NOT all users of the corridor including the majority who only use the general purpose lanes (GPL).  Those drivers

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Critical flaws in WSDOT Plans for #405ETL Toll Lanes in Renton

I have worked with expert transportation engineers at Eastside Transportation Association to evaluate the I-405 Transportation Discipline Report that was included in the I-405 Environmental Assessment.  The content of the report is disturbing, to say the least: WSDOT is adding

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Slide Presentation to Transportation Committee

This is the slide deck used for our presentation to the House Transportation Committee. Not all of these slides were shown in the live presentation as a matter of time. Click here to get the text from the slides.

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Supply & Demand: No surprise 405 toll revenue 3x expected

WSDOT has reported they failed once again in their estimation of the impacts of the tolls.  This time it was in how much revenue they would make.  They missed it by nearly 4x.  See their Q2 2016 financial report.  Then

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