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NPR Interview with author of Velvet Rope Economy

NPR recently interviewed Nelson Schwartz, New York Times reporter and author of “The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business”.  In his book Nelson examines the parallel but separate worlds of the wealthy vs the rest of us.   In

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Tolling Company for #405ETL Was Supposed to be Replaced; Continues With Problems on Hwy 99 Tunnel Tolls

The Seattle Times published this article about the tolling company today (7/29/2019).  It reveals just how overly complex tolling is and why it is so expensive to operate. The tolling company that is trying to toll Highway 99 Tunnel is

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How far will people go to drive in the HOV lane?…

How about hauling around a dead body?  Check out this story from Nevada…

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King & Snohomish County Councils to choose replacement legislators for 1st LD on Monday. Your input needed NOW.

Senator Guy Palumbo resigned last month. He was the most vocal advocate for stepping back from Express Toll Lanes.  The 1st Legislative District Democrats have selected their 3 candidates to replace him.  On Monday at 10:00am at Bothell City Hall

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Eminent Express Toll Lane Financial Disaster on #405ETL

Watch the video below.  The call to action is simple: 1.  Go to to find the phone numbers of your 2 state Representatives and 1 state Senator. 2.  Call each of them and demand they vote against HB 2132.

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Opinion: $90/year in Toastmasters or $550/hour Private Coach: Still a Waste on Sound Transit CEO

For $550/hour Peter Rogoff is getting private lessons in leadership and listening skills as reported by Mike Lindblom in the Seattle Times.  When you pay someone $328,545 to lead an organization that spends $90,000,000,000 to build a transit system, I

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WSDOT Sec. Millar has it Backwards: Congestion Causes Affordable Housing Crisis

On July 18, WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar gave the keynote speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington. In front of Department of Transportation leaders from across the

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WA Senator calls out Secretary of WSDOT for conceding he can’t do his job

Recently WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar gave a speech at a meeting in front of state DOT heads from across the country.  In his speech as reported in the Seattle PI he is quoted saying: “…congestion “is a problem we simply

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Tolls expanding to all of I-5 & I-405 by 2040

WSDOT presented their plans to convert all HOV lanes on the freeways in Washington to HOT (toll) lanes beginning with I-5 and I-405 from Puyallup to Marysville and the I-5 Express Lanes.  See map for impacts on Puget Sound. What

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Join us in the Bothell 4th of July Parade to celebrate our successes!

Following in the footsteps of this country’s original activists of 1776, please join us as we walk in the Bothell 4th of July parade to celebrate the successes we have had thus far and to expand awareness in the community

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