Last week, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) released his transportation proposal to fund transportation projects across Washington state. The ETA provided public comment, with Chair Emeritus Vic Bishop stating that the proposal falls short, citing the $15 billion needed on I-405 per PSRC’s Regional Transportation Plan.
Vic Bishop provided testimony to the Transportation Committee last week
Bishop noted that ETA has spent 30 years working on improving I-405. His sobering analysis states that we are one-third of the way to completing the I-405 Master Plan. Completing the Master Plan would accommodate a 50% increase in trip demand since 2002.
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· Watch Vic’s testimony to the Senate Transportation Committee last week
· See Vic’s analysis on crucial I-405 projects, highway projects outside of Bellevue and their projected costs
· Examine the Hobbs’ proposal, including Balance Sheet and related projects.