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Federal regulations allow state officials to end unpopular tolls on I-405

November 11, 2015 in Blog

State officials say federal regulators are forcing them to restrict the public’s access to HOV lanes on I-405. However, a review of federal rules shows they could stop tolls on Interstate 405 and give the public the popular HOV 2+ and general travel lanes the public paid for in 2003 and 2005.

Members of the Washington State Transportation Commission say:

Transportation package (bonds) required supermajority vote

October 20, 2015 in Blog

Despite receiving support from voters on five separate occasions, most recently passing statewide in every county, in 90% of legislative districts, and with 64% support in 2012, lawmakers have yet to provide voters the opportunity to place a supermajority vote restriction for taxes in the state constitution. 

WSDOT forgets it converted general purpose lanes to toll lanes

October 16, 2015 in Blog

State Department of Transportation officials continue to say they did not convert general purpose lanes on Interstate 405 to toll lanes. We wrote on this fallacy five years ago, stating that: