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ETA is canceling our regular September meeting in favor of two exciting day-long conferences that are being held on our regular meeting day, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Read more.


ETA News & Reports

ETA’s position on the Draft I-405 Traffic Data and Corridor Performance Analysis, January 3, 2018

ETA 2018 Legislative Policy Strategy, Adopted by ETA Board December 6, 2017

ETA’s Position on the I-405 HOV Lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood, Adopted by ETA Board December 6, 2017

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 (15MB pdf)

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 (pdf)

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 on-line)

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 FundingThe 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

King County Revenue Chart


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..." Read more.

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

ETA Reports:

ETA Report - War on Cars
The War on Cars

 Raising revenues
the right way.


What 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)

ETA Issues Press Release Appealing I-90 Ruling to the State Supreme Court , May 2012 (pdf)

Reports published by ETA:

HOT Lanes on SR167 - A Financial & Operational Failure (pdf)

ETA Guiding Principles for Funding of Highway Transportation Systems (pdf)


Download the ETA Brochure (pdf), which details the Research Committee's qualifications.

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