Documents

Home
About ETA
Documents
ETA Calendar
ETA Membership
Links
ETA Contacts
Archive
Search ETA web

     Radio Ads

  

About ETA

bullet

ETA Summary Brochure (pdf).  This concise document provides the ETA mission statement and biographies of the ETA Research Committee members.

bullet

Mission Statement (pdf)

bullet

HOT Lanes on SR167 - A Financial & Operational Failure (pdf)

bullet

ETA Guiding Principles for Funding of Highway Transportation Systems (pdf)

bullet

ETA Bylaws

bullet

Driving Directions to ETA Monthly Meeting (link to MBA website)

bullet

ETA Membership Application Form (doc)

bullet

2014 Membership Renewal Letter (pdf)

WOW Transportation Focus Group Papers, by Victor H. Bishop, P.E., ETA Chair-Elect

bullet Issue 1, Volume 1  - Introduction, Philosophy, PSRC 2040 Pie Charts, 10/4/15
bullet Issue 1, Volume 2  - PSRC 2040 Pie Charts - Transit, 10/20/15
bullet Issue 1, Volume 3  - Transportation is Front and Center, 10/28/15
bullet Issue 1, Volume 4  - Transportation Discussions, 11/3/15
bullet Issue 1, Volume 5  - So Who is this White Elephant Soaking Up All Our $$?, 11/25/15
bullet Issue 1, Volume 6  - I-405 Managed Express Toll (HOT) Lanes - A Revolt!, 1/18/16
bullet Issue 1, Volume 7  - Congestion is the Problem, 2/1/16
bullet Issue 1, Volume 8  - I-405 HOT Lanes - The Revolt is On!, 2/17/16
bullet Issue 1, Volume 9  - One of Sound Transit's Fabrications, 3/10/16
bullet Issue 1, Volume 10 - Big Win on I-405 Tolls, 3/17/16
bullet Issue 1, Volume 11 - BRT on I-405 , 5/5/16

ETA Letters, Articles, and Reports

bullet

ST 3 Breaks Promise to Voters, a report by Eastside Transportation Association, October 17, 2016
 

bullet

Testimony to Mayor and Council Members of City of Bellevue   by Will Knedlik - Jan. 2016
 

bullet

Testimony to the Issaquah City Council, by Vic Bishop, Chair-elect, Eastside Transportation Association - Jan. 2016
 

bullet

A Freeway Lane Can Move More People Than Light Rail, report by James W. MacIsaac Research Committee - July, 2015 (pdf)
 

bullet 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, report by James W. MacIsaac Research Committee – July, 2015 (pdf)
 
bullet

ETA Accomplishments for 2014 (pdf)


bullet

2014 ETA Speakers (pdf)


bullet

New taxes for Sound Transit? Now is not the time | Other Voices, link to Bellevue Reporter article, December 31, 2014  (view on-line)
 

bullet Sound Transit Financing and 3-County Road & Transit Funding - Presentation to the Eastside Transportation association November 19, 2014 By James W. MacIsaac, P.E
 
bullet

The Major Neglect of Roadway Funding by Jim MacIsaac, June 2014 (pdf)
 

bullet

Vote "no" on Proposition 1, money better spent on roads, pdf of Guest Opinion by Bill Eager, Seattle Times, March 29, 2014
 

bullet

Annual Transportation Revenue, King County – Current Law, Feb. 19, 2014. Prepared by James W. MacIsaac, P.E.
 

bullet

Steve Marshall's presentation to ETA, Feb. 19, 2014
 

bullet

ETA Accomplishments for 2013 (pdf)
 

bullet

Summary of 2013 ETA Speakers (pdf)
 

bullet

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..." Read more.
 

bullet

ETA Letter to Sound Transit (pdf) November 22, 2013
Re: Scoping Comments for Long Range Plan Update  Read the letter.
 

bullet

Is Metro “Crying Wolf”? (pdf) November 11, 2013 Report by ETA
 

bullet

The INRIX Presentation to ETA from May 2013 is now available: Analysis of 520 Tolling on Puget Sound Traffic (pdf)
 

bullet

Public Policy Changes Making Things Worse, not Better (pdf), April 8, 2013, Report by Jim Horn
 

bullet

ETA's I-90 Tolling Comment Letter (pdf), February 22, 2013
 

bullet

ETA Comment Letter on Transportation Funding (pdf), February 11, 2013.
 

bullet “Transportation Package Needed Now” (external link) January 4, 2013 Op-Ed by Dick Paylor in the Bellevue Reporter
.pdf version
 
bullet We Should Stop Waging a War on Cars, Op-ed by Bruce Nurse, November 17, 2012 (external link to Seattle Times.
 
bullet ETA Issues Press Release Appealing I-90 Ruling to the State Supreme Court , May 2012 (pdf)
 
bullet

"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 (pdf)
 
bullet ETA Guiding Principles for Funding of Highway Transportation Systems (pdf)
  
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.

Other Reports

bullet

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsCoI7lERGE.


bullet

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
bullet

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

bullet

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

bullet

2015 Corridor Capacity Report (external link)

bullet

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
bullet

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."

bullet

National Strategy to Reduce Congestion (external link)

bullet

Federal Register Notice governing Interstate Highway intersection addition justifications (external link), 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.


Home • About ETA • Documents • ETA Calendar • ETA Membership • Links • ETA Contacts • Archive • Search ETA web

Copyright 2015, Eastside Transportation Association
No personal information is collected at this web site.
For problems or questions regarding this web, contact our webmaster.