More people ride Uber & Lyft than Sound Transit

The numbers are out:  Even with hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, Sound Transit is no match for the explosive growth of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft.  Traditional, old-school mass transit of railroads and big buses


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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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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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7/18/2018 ETA legislative briefing on transportation issues (video)

The Eastside Transportation Association hosted an informational event for the state legislators and candidates to provide them with information about the transportation issues affecting the eastside to prepare them before they get into office, including facts they won’t get from

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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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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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“One way or another, we will force you to ride buses”

Seattle has changed the rules on new construction as reported on  You may have no place to park if you rent a new apartment in Seattle.  The intent is to drive people to living entirely by mass transit.  I’m

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