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Light rail won’t solve congestion problems

Posted March 22, 2018 | by John Ley
Letter: Light rail won’t solve problems By John Ley, Camas Published: March 22, 2018 in The Columbian. (here) Opinion Editor Greg Jayne’s March 11 column was right on target — citizens rejected light rail because it won’t solve congestion problems. Only 1,500 people more

“Congestion relief” (tolls) from around the country

Posted March 4, 2018 | by John Ley
The toll on I-66 inside the Beltway hit $46.50 on Tuesday That's the headline in the Washington Post, regarding a relatively new "congestion pricing" program in northern Virginia.  "The toll on Interstate 66 inside the Capital more

A Tale of Two Transportation Projects

Posted February 12, 2018 | by John Ley
"Where's the Value?" (The Reflector (here) and the Camas Post Record (here) published slightly different versions. Last fall the Vancouver City Council was briefed on Oregon’s “value pricing” and the Policy Advisory Committee. The stated purpose of more

Educating citizens on Oregon’s TOLLING plans

Posted February 9, 2018 | by John Ley
Where's the Value? Citizens need to understand what Oregon is proposing in their "Value Pricing" TOLLING plans. Sadly, there is no "value" for the over 70,000 SW Washington citizens who commute to Oregon for work on a more

Oregon TOLLING plan is a money grab

Posted February 8, 2018 | by John Ley
Letter: Oregon tolling plan is a money grab By John Ley, Camas Published: February 3, 2018, 6:00 AM (The Columbian published my letter here.)   The problem with Oregon’s tolling plan is there’s no “value” in Oregon’s proposal for Southwest Washington residents. more