Eastside Transportation News & Updates
The August meeting is cancelled. See you in September!
July 15, 2015 at 8:00am - The July ETA meeting will feature Kim
Henry, WSDOT I-405/SR 167 Program Director. Read more.
Did You Know...
Roundabouts: A type of circular intersection with yield
control of entering traffic, islands on the approaches, and appropriate
roadway curvature to reduce vehicle speeds. There are now 296 of them in
Washington. They are an effective traffic control when stop signs will no
longer do and a traffic signal will cause more congestion. Large volumes of
left turns work better at a roundabout. They are proving to be safe and
popular, once drivers understand how they work. A good example of congestion
relief opportunities. See WSDOT videos to learn more:
ETA News & Reports
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)
ETA Accomplishments for 2014 (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