This was kind of a nice win in the conservative column here in Washington. People got upset enough at a botched transportation project that the political process actually worked for a change.
posted on 02/06/2016 8:04:23 PM PST
Even liberals hate sitting in traffic longer than they have to.
posted on 02/06/2016 8:20:16 PM PST
I ride from Bothell to Edmonds and back every day on the 405.
The tolling has made traffic a mess in the north end.
I have a brother who lives in Olympia. The wife and I visited him and his family several years ago. It's not real mountainous where he is, but much of the NW Washington area is circumscribed by the mountains. It's not like you can put a four lane on top of Mt. Rainer.
Speaking of Mt. Rainer, my bro took me and the wife on a tour of the mountain. But it was so foggy, we barely saw anything. We actually didn't see Mr. Rainer until we left, drove south and the weather cleared.
posted on 02/06/2016 8:37:39 PM PST
(For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
For those who want to understand the situation...
There used to be 3 general lanes and one carpool lane. But the state dot took away another general lane and made it a toll / carpool lane.
So now there are two toll/carpool lanes and two general lanes.
And then to make life significantly worse for 99% of the people they changed the definition of carpooling from 2+ to 3+ people.
Effectively this created two lanes with horrible jams. And two lanes that were practically empty most of the time.
And if you get caught in the wrong lane the fines are tremendous.
posted on 02/06/2016 8:39:43 PM PST
Wow. I need to get over there more often. I didn’t even know about this.
posted on 02/06/2016 8:46:52 PM PST
posted on 02/06/2016 11:13:53 PM PST
by GOP Poet
There isn’t a single HOV lane in Alaska and that’s just how I like it.
posted on 02/07/2016 12:49:17 AM PST
(I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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