Eastside Transportation News & Updates
Wednesday November 20, 2013 - Our speaker will be:
Senator Curtis King.
The topic: The Status of the Transportation Funding Package and Insights from the 10 City Listening Tour,
October 16, 2013, 8:00am - Our speaker
was Mike Ennis, Transportation Government Affairs Director for the Association of Washington Business.
The topic: The Status of the Transportation Funding Package and the Business Community Perspective.
ETA News & Reports
Metro is Unfair (pdf) November 18, 2013 Report by ETA
"The inequity of METRO Transit funding to King County’s suburban subareas is significant and unfair. East King County receives less than half the service hours it pays for with the sales taxes collected in this area..."
ETA Letter to Sound Transit (pdf) November 22, 2013
Re: Scoping Comments for Long Range Plan Update
Read the letter.
Is Metro “Crying Wolf”?
(pdf) November 11, 2013 Report by ETA
The INRIX Presentation to ETA from May 2013 is now available:
Analysis of 520 Tolling
on Puget Sound Traffic (pdf)
Public Policy Changes Making Things Worse, not Better (pdf), April
Report by Jim Horn
"For years the State of Washington has been able to build new bridges and pay for them by charging users of the new bridge a toll to pay off the bonds used to finance the new roadway. Now we seem to no longer be able to do this with the replacement of the SR 520 Bridge. Why are we suddenly having this problem? What has changed?"
Tolling Comment Letter (pdf), February 22, 2013.
"Tolling of I-90 is a big deal. It raises major issues of traffic impact on this and other highways, equity, economics and relationships to other plans including the I-405 Master Plan."
ETA Comment Letter on Transportation Funding (pdf), February 11, 2013.
"Like the Washington Roundtable, we strongly support added funding for transporta-tion. Our highway system has not kept up the personal travel demands of a growing population nor with freight demands of an expanding economy."
“Transportation Package Needed Now” (external link) January 4, 2013
Op-Ed by Dick Paylor in the Bellevue Reporter
War on Cars
the right way.
you need to know about HOT Lanes
The Washington Roundtable Transportation Proposal
(pdf)- for funding our state's transportation network to support a 21st
century economy. Recommendations to the legislature include a 10-year
transportation investment package that funds critical maintenance,
operations and preservation needs as well as critical corridor
improvements via a value based vehicle license fee (.6% rate), a gross
weight fee on trucks over 12,000 pounds (15% rate) and a nine cent fuel
tax increase (five cents in 2014, four cents in 2015).
We Should Stop Waging a War on Cars, Op-ed by Bruce Nurse, November
17, 2012 (external link to Seattle Times.
The Future of Roads, Automobiles, and Public Transit
- presentation by John Niles from the June ETA meeting is now
available online. (June 2012)
Press Release Appealing I-90 Ruling to the State Supreme Court , May
Reports published by ETA:
HOT Lanes on
SR167 - A Financial & Operational Failure (pdf)
ETA Guiding Principles for Funding of Highway Transportation Systems