Eastside Transportation News & Updates
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - ETA’s speaker this month is Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment, Washington Policy Center.
ETA News & Reports
Memo to Senator Dino Rossi re: Sound Transit 3 Revenues related to selected cities in the taxing district, June 19, 2017
RapidRide Beats Light Rail - "The Region gets the same ridership on Rapid Ride for 3% of the start-up cost of Light Rail at half the Operating cost in 1/3 the Time." - June 29, 2017
ST 3 Breaks Promise to Voters, a report by Eastside Transportation Association, October 17, 2016
Mobility 21, a report by Eastside Transportation Association, April 22, 2016
Women of Washington (WOW) Transportation Focus Group papers are now available on the
ETA Documents page and at the WOW Website.
ETA Accomplishments 2015
ETA Speakers 2015
A Freeway Lane Can Move More People Than Light Rail, report by James W. MacIsaac Research Committee - July, 2015
How People Really Choose to Travel Today
- A comparison of travel data on I-5 and Sound Transit’s Central Link
Downtown Seattle to the City of SeaTac,
The James W. MacIsaac Research Committee – July, 2015 (pdf)
New taxes for Sound Transit? Now is not the time | Other Voices,
link to Bellevue Reporter article, December 31, 2014 (view
Sound Transit Financing
and 3-County Road & Transit Funding -
Presentation to the
Eastside Transportation association
November 19, 2014
By James W. MacIsaac, P.E
Major Neglect of Roadway Funding by Jim MacIsaac, June 2014 (pdf)
Vote "no" on Proposition 1, money better spent on roads, pdf of
Guest Opinion by Bill Eager,
Seattle Times, March 29, 2014
Annual Transportation Revenue, King County – Current Law, Feb. 19, 2014. Prepared by James W. MacIsaac, P.E.
Steve Marshall's presentation to ETA, Feb. 19, 2014
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
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