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2013

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ETA Accomplishments for 2013 (pdf)

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Summary of 2013 ETA Speakers (pdf)

 

2012

bullet Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
 
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Transportation 2040 (external link), an action plan for transportation in the central Puget Sound region for the next 30 years.

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Vision 2040 (external link), a regional strategy for accommodating the 5 million people expected to live in the region by 2040.

bullet 2012 Membership Renewal Letter (pdf document)
bullet ETA Accomplishments for 2012 (pdf)
bullet ETA Speakers in 2012 (pdf)

2011

bullet ETA Accomplishments for 2011 - "Specific tasks of your ETA Board and members in 2011 included:  ETA contributed extensive technical analysis and support to our legal team as a Plaintiff for the Freeman v State lawsuit . . . Read more.
 
bullet Transportation Association (ETA) held monthly meetings during 2011. Read more to see a summary of 2011 speakers and topics.
 
bullet ETA Letter to Secretary Ray LaHood re: Sound Transit East Link FEIS, August 2011 (pdf)
 
bullet Letter by ETA Member James MacIsaac to Secretary Ray LaHood re: Sound Transit East Link FEIS, August 2011 (pdf)
 
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"The Inequity of Sound Transit Subarea Equity", report by ETA Member James MacIsaac, June 2011 (pdf)
 

bullet HOT Lanes on SR167 - A Financial & Operational Failure, August 2011 (pdf)
 
bullet ETA Guiding Principles for Funding of Highway Transportation Systems, August 2011 (pdf)

2010

bullet ETA's Accomplishments for 2010 - ETA has published a report of the organizations accomplishments for 2010. Recent efforts have been to focus on: 1. The defense of the Washington State Constitutional protection of the gas tax afforded by the 18 Amendment requiring motor fuel taxes to be used for highway purposes, and 2. The defense and promotion of the approved 1-405 Master Plan to reduce congestion. Specific tasks are included in the full report.  Read the full report.
 
bullet September 10, 2010 - Congestion is the problem. We can do something about it! ETA presented our I-405 2 lane HOT lanes analysis of WSDOT's proposal to implement a 2 lane HOT managed lane system on I-405 to the Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP).  The ETP had a near record turnout for our analysis presented by Research Committee Chair, Dr. Bill Eager. In the audience was Ginger Goodwin, Chair of WSDOT's new five member panel of national experts to review WSDOT's HOT lane proposal. Go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov  for more details on the makeup of the panel and their focus.  Go to www.seattletimes.com  for a report on the I-90 center roadway oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Sept. 16.  
 
bullet "Roads vs. Transit Tax and Spending in the Puget Sound Region" by ETA Member Jim MacIsaac, April 2010 (pdf)
 
bullet ETA Members testify on HB 2941 - I-405 Express Toll Lanes in front of the Transportation Committee, January 28, 2010.    Learn more on the WSDOT Eastide Corridor Tolling website. 
Watch the testimony:
 
Download the HOT Lanes graphic that Jim Horn presented during his testimony (pdf)

2009

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American Dream Coalition's Citizen's Guide to Transportation Reauthorization, August 2009 (pdf)

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ETA Comment Letter to the PSRC on the Transportation 2040 Draft EIS, July 30, 2009 (pdf)

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ETA Letter to Sound Transit re: East Link DEIS Comments , February 2009 (pdf)

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December 11, 2008:  The ETA sent a letter to Gov. Gregoire, recommending Stimulus Package Criteria to evaluate and prioritize projects.  Download a copy of the letter (.pdf)

2008

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Updated ETA 2008 A Better Transit Plan for East King County, September 2008 (pdf)

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Jim MacIsaac presented an updated presentation on "ST2 & A Better Transit Plan for East King County." (pdf) September 30, 2008. A PowerPoint version with animation is also available (requires PowerPoint viewer) Download a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer here

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Jim Horn presented "A Different Point of View on Sound Transit 2 Proposition 1" (pdf) to the Downtown Everett Rotary on September 16, 2008. 

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The Eastside Transportation Association has updated their plan for transit in East King County.  Download A Better Transportation Plan, September 2008 (pdf).

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ETA Chair Jim Horn's testimony, Chair-Elect Dick Paylor's testimony and supporting information

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Updated ETA 2008 Transit Plan Brochure, July 2008 (pdf)

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Jim Horn presented "The Law, The Players, and The Game" to the Emerald City Alumni Club on June 13, 2008.  Update your knowledge with a very interesting presentation about what's currently happening in Transportation in the Puget Sound region.  Some of the facts may surprise you.  The presentation has been split into 2 parts for easier download: Download Part A (pdf file, 16 pages) Part B (pdf file, 16 pages)

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At the 4-22-08 ETA monthly meeting, Katy Taylor, Director, Public Transportation Division of WSDOT gave a presentation on "Moving Washington" with highlights of WSDOT's demand management programs.   You can find more about the Commute Trip Reduction Program (CTR) and see the 2007 CTR Board Report here: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/TDM/CTRInterimReport07.htm

2007

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At the 12-18-07 ETA monthly meeting, Michael Cummings presented the latest data about transportation in the Seattle/Puget Sound area compared to other cities in the US.   Click this link to find how Seattle compares to 8 other cities: Destination 2030 Update (pdf file, 36 pages). It may change your viewpoint.

 

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Jim Horn participated in transportation forum on October 10th in Tacoma and gets great response,   October 2007: http://www.thenewstribune.com/front/topstories/story/176340.html
"Costs too much, does too little, and does the wrong things."  - Jim Horn
 

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Dick Paylor's Proposition 1 Roads & Transit Ballot Measure Presentation (ppt)- presented at the BOMA (Buiding Owners and Managers Association) Roads and Transit Forum on 9/26/2007 and at the Puget Sound Chapter of the Construction Management Association Monthly Breakfast on 10/9/07
Download a copy of Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer here
 

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Seattle Times Article, "Sims to vote "no" on Roads & Transit measure by Mike Lindblom, 
September 27, 2007 (external link to Seattle Times Article)
Seattle Times Article, "Sims wont take stand on measure for roads and rails by Mike Lindblom,
September 19, 2007 (external link to Seattle Times Article)

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Seattle Times Editorial, "Don't believe the hype: Tri-county transit package is flawed" by Jim MacIsaac

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Tacoma News Tribune Editorial, "Costly light-rail plan won't ease congestion" by Jim Horn, August 2007 (pdf)

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Jim Horn's Roads & Transit presentation to the Emerald City Alumni Club August 2007 (pdf)

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What You Need to Know About the Roads & Transit Programs by Jim MacIsaac August 31, 2007 (pdf)

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Jim Horn's I-90 presentation to Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) April 2007 (pdf)

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"Does Light Rail Make Sense on I-90?" presented to BDA by Jim Horn, April 2007 (pdf)

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"Roads & Transit Financial Considerations" presented to BDA by Jim MacIsaac, April 2007 (pdf)

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Federal Register Notice governing Interstate Highway intersection addition justifications, April 2007 (pdf), stating the rules under which Sound Transit will seek to substitute dual light rail tracks and a parallel track maintenance access road for the two high-capacity HOV lanes now operational on the I-90 Floating Bridge Center Roadway.

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ETA Letter to Sen. Haugen, Sen. Swecker, Rep. Clibborn and Rep. Jarrett on Regional Transportation Committee (RTC) Reports, March 2007 (pdf)

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"Should You Care About I-90" presentation by Jim Horn, February 2007 (pdf)

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Jim MacIsaac's estimation of the $38 billion total 20-year cost of the coming "integrated roads and transit" investment package from Sound Transit and RTID, February 2007 (pdf).

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ETA's transit solution: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).  Concise brochure describing BRT. updated January 2007 (pdf)

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Jim MacIsaac's memo to Citizen Oversight Panel and Sound Transit Expert Review Panel covering problematic issues in the Sound Transit Phase 2 Plan, January 2007 (pdf)

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer op-ed on January 4, 2007, "We can fix congestion problems" by Bill Eager (external link to Seattle P-I)

2006

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Washington State Transportation Plan, November 2006 by WSDOT (external link), a report that was criticized in draft by ETA here and in a newspaper op-ed here.

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The Seattle Times op-ed on October 24, 2006, "Our region's growing future demands an eight-lane 520 Bridge" by Jim Horn and Jim MacIsaac (external link to The Seattle Times)

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Jim Horn's presentation on National Transportation Trends, October 2006 (pdf)

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Comments on the Washington State Transportation Plan, September 2006

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ETA Letter to Washington's Governor Christine Gregoire about status of I-90 Floating Bridge, July 12, 2006 (pdf)

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I-90 Center Roadway Study, July 2006 by WSDOT (external link), which presents computer modeling revealing that adding light rail to the I-90 Floating Bridge will reduce vehicle capacity, including cars, trucks, and buses.

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ETA's testimony to the Bellevue City Council on light rail across I-90, June 2006 (pdf)

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Speech in May 2006 (external link) by former DOT Secretary Norman Mineta with this fine declaration by him: "Congestion is not a scientific mystery, nor is it an uncontrollable force. Congestion results from poor policy choices and a failure to separate solutions that are effective from those that are not. We need a new approach, and we need it now."

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Federal Highway Administration updates Fight Gridlock Now website in May 2006

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Jim Horn on Separating Myth from Reality, February 2006 (pdf)

2005

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Jim Horn's presentation to Washington State Transportation Commission, November 2005 (pdf)

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ETA Letter to Washington State Secretary of Transportation MacDonald about use of the I-90 Floating Bridge Center Roadway, October 12, 2005 (pdf)

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Rich Harkness report, "How Sound Transit Abused the Planning Process to Promote Light Rail," January 2005 (external link)

2002

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Interstate-405 Corridor Record of Decision, October 2002 by WSDOT (pdf), which ETA regards as an exemplary model for specifying a cost-effective alternative.

 


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