Welcome to
Congestion is the Problem.org

CongestionIsTheProblem.org is a website created by the Eastside Transportation Association (ETA) to provide education and answer questions brought to mind from people listening to our radio ads.

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



ETA Chairman Jim Horn and Chair-Elect Dick Paylor testified in front of the Sound Transit Board on July 24, 2008.  Read the details here (click image or text to download): 

Jim Horn's Comments Dick Paylor's Comments Supporting Information

News Release May 7, 2007:  Association Radio Ads Question Transportation Spending Priorities
The Eastside Transportation Association launched a radio advertising schedule today to start a dialogue on transportation spending priorities in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.  Read Entire News Release.

Read a study of the potential to greatly expand the region's highly successful vanpool program - Vanpool MAP Report (.pdf file)


Frequently Asked Questions
you may want answers to...

Listen to current Radio Ads:

Listen to Radio Ad #1
 July 2008

Listen to Radio Ad #2
July 2008

Archived Radio Ads

Listen to Radio Ad #1
May 2007

Listen to Radio Ad #2
May 2007


(Click on any of the questions below to find the answers)

  1. Why is congestion the problem?
  2. Why do we travel, where do we go, and how do we get there?
  3. What is the trend in market shares for transportation over time?
  4. What are the trends of spending on transportation over time?
  5. What should be the focus of transit planning?
  6. What is an example of a new suburban transit focus?
  7. What does it cost government agencies to add capacity for a new trip?
  8. What will or will not reduce congestion?
  9. What should we do to reduce congestion?

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