Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The ETA is excited to announce our program for the July meeting:
ETA is holding an “Eastside Transportation Issues Briefing” for all legislative candidates and elected officials in the I-405/SR-167 Corridor at our July 18 regular meeting. We have received RSVP’s from twelve candidates and expect more.
Briefings will be made by Mariya Frost, Vic Bishop, David Hablewitz, Bob Pishue, and Todd Woosley. Scott Lampe will be our moderator. We ask that the questions at this meeting be restricted to be from the candidates and elected officials who attend.
Please plan to come and hear the briefing on the issues and the question/answer period with the candidates.
Here is the invitation sent to the candidates:
Legislative Candidates and general public:
ETA is excited about the positive response we have received from eleven Thirteen candidates in state legislative races to attend our Eastside Transportation Issues Briefing at 8:00 AM, Wed. July 18 in Bellevue - at the Master Builder's Building. Be prepared to learn about transportation funding, solutions to our toughest problems and ways we can improve transportation policy across Washington state!
Candidates will learn about key transportation agencies and their roles, receive a concise, research-based transportation funding presentation, and discover how people in the Puget Sound Region travel. Additionally, candidates will hear specific details regarding I-405, including the I-405 Master Plan, lane performance, and toll operations.
Candidates will also receive a guest presentation from the Washington Policy Center, a non-partisan think tank that focuses on market solutions to moving the most people at the least cost.
Transportation-related funding, traffic congestion and the region’s growth are top of mind with constituents along the I-405 corridor and the greater Eastside. For example, in Bellevue’s statistically valid City Budget Survey, residents and business people rated traffic congestion the “biggest problem” facing the city, with nearly three times the number of respondents as the second-biggest problem identified.
Please come learn how you, as a candidate and elected official, can help solve our transportation challenges. This "can’t-miss" opportunity is vital to learning how to improve our quality of life on the Eastside and Washington state.
Come prepared for an interesting discussion!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Master Builders Association, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue
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