Times op-ed debunks Eyman

August 6, 2008 by
Filed under: Noteworthy Columns 

This is a great piece worth reading.

Of 22 major recommendations in Sonntag’s report, only synchronization of traffic lights is addressed in I-985.

The audit doesn’t recommend limiting tolls on Seattle’s bridges or high-occupancy toll lanes (HOTs), or opening HOV lanes in off-peak hours. It doesn’t deal with freeway artwork or red-light cameras.

Eyman’s initiative assumes car-generated congestion can be fixed cost-free without other forms of transportation. One of Sonntag’s four general recommendations is “increasing efforts to have people use carpools, transit and telecommuting.” Yet funds in Eyman’s RTC account are barred from buses, rail or park-and-ride.


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