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Afternoon Jolt

Transportation Jolt: Tunnel "Wake-Up Call"

The day's winners and losers.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 02/07/2013
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This Washington

Get Ready: I-90 Tolls Are Coming

The state gears up to toll I-90 to backfill a $1.4 billion funding shortfall on SR-520, and some drivers aren't happy.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/29/2013
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On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Drones, Tolls, and Taxes

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/24/2013
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Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Committee Goes Back to Drawing Board on Tunnel Tolling

A new report reveals more financing troubles for the downtown tunnel.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/18/2013
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On Other Blogs Today: Charter Schools and Cleaning House

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/09/2013
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On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: South Lake Union, the Seawall, and Starbucks

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 11/14/2012
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Opinion

All Eyes on Seattle

The battle over tunnel costs can play out two ways. Neither is good for Seattle.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 10/05/2012
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This Washington

State Transportation Chair: State Could Lift Spending Cap on Tunnel

The state house transportation chair says she doesn't support the idea of funding the new tunnel with tolls from drivers who don't use the tunnel, but concedes that the state's ultimate commitment to tunnel funding, including the amount it expects to rais

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/26/2012
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Morning Fizz

Perhaps the Democrats Should

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring tolling, the death penalty, the attorney general, emergency contraception.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 01/17/2012
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City

Study: Tolls Don't Negatively Impact Most Poor Commuters

A new study concludes that most poor households will not be substantially impacted by tolling.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/12/2012
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On Other Blogs

Sightline: Traffic Eases on 520, I-5, Even 405

Sightline: Early traffic stats show a "dramatic" change in travel patterns across Lake Washington.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/05/2012
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The C is for Crank

On First "Real" Work Day, No Big Backups Due to 520 Tolls

On the first "normal" day of 520 tolling, traffic on 520 is down, and commute times on I-90 increase slightly. Image via Seattle Transit Blog.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/03/2012
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The C is for Crank

Much as I Hate to Say "I Told You So..."

So far, tolls on 520 have prompted just 2 percent of daily drivers to switch to the parallel I-90.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/02/2012
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City

ACLU Likes 520 Tolling Plan

Civil liberties group endorses state privacy protections on 520 tolling information.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 12/28/2011
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City

Study: Regional Tolling is "Fair to Low-Income Households"

A new UW study concludes that tolling is fair to low-income people---and less regressive than other ways of funding transportation.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/15/2011
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ThinkTank

Is System-Wide Tolling a Solution, or Part of the Problem?

In November, Washington State residents will be asked to vote on Initiative 1125, a measure that would require that any tolls pay for the roads on which they're levied. Proponents argue that the proposal would provide accountability by tying tolls direct

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/03/2011
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Opinion

Eyman Says I-1125 Isn't a Radical Change. He's Wrong.

Eyman says his initiative to regulate tolling simply seconds existing law. He's wrong.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/22/2011
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The C is for Crank

Tolls Are Not the Enemy

Tolls are taking hits from the left and the right. Here's why both sides are wrong.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/20/2011
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City Hall

Ethics Commission Tells O'Brien to Cancel Tolling Brown Bag

The city's ethics and elections commission has told city council member Mike O'Brien, a tunnel opponent, that he must cancel a planned brown bag discussion of tolling on the deep-bore tunnel because it could create the appearance that O'Brien is trying to

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/19/2011
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This Washington

Poll: Drivers Oppose Tolls On I-5 Express Lanes

A new SurveyUSA poll finds that drivers oppose tolling on the I-5 express lanes.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/18/2011
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