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 . . .
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.
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.
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
(pdf file, 16 pages)
(pdf file, 16 pages)
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.
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.
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."