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WSDOT vs. Reality

(originally published at Sightline Daily, reprinted with permission; check out their website for other good articles) by Clark Williams-Derry I wish I were making this up. The Washington State Department of Transportation continues to insist that traffic volumes on the SR-520 bridge across lake Washington are going up up up—even though actual traffic volumes […]

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Tim Eyman, others testify at King County Metro hearing in Kirkland; bus driver spills uncertain beans

Wednesday evening  I attended a public meeting, in Kirkland, of the county Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee.  The topic was the proposed cuts in bus and trolley service and the $20 “congestion fee” that the county may impose on car owners to fund Metro bus and prevent the service cuts.  The next two meetings are […]

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Proposed King County Congestion Fee is a Regressive Tax

In order to obtain emergency funding for public transit, the King County Council, specifically, Larry Phillips, has proposed a congestion fee of $20 to be charged for every automobile.  I am writing in strong opposition to this fee and hope that others will also oppose this regressive tax and testify at the upcoming hearings unless […]

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Train wreck — er, bus crash — ahead!

Residents of King County should try to attend special public meetings of the county Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee to discuss proposed cuts in bus and trolley service. Wednesday, July 6, 6:00 p.m. Kirkland City Council Chambers 123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m. King County Council Chambers 516 Third Avenue, 10th Floor, […]