Introduced by Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, (D-Camano Island) (D) on January 14, 2011, to require the department of transportation and local authorities to prohibit all commercial motor vehicles from using express lanes during peak traffic hours. A violation of this provision will constitute a traffic offense.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on January 14, 2011.
Re: 2011 Senate Bill 5130 (Prohibiting commercial motor vehicles in express lanes during peak hours) by davidsonr on April 23, 2013 That makes sense and I wonder what took them so long to decide that. Peak hours bring heavy traffic and a lot of frustration from the drivers. We should just find a systematized transportation system that works for us all. I wonder how is the idea of custom ordering a car going to work in this scheme.
Re: 2011 Senate Bill 5130 (Prohibiting commercial motor vehicles in express lanes during peak hours) by punguta on March 2, 2013 This is not new. The Government always does something to pull your business down. I often distribute promotional products throughout the city to make publicity for my business and to gain extra money. But once again with this law the Government has succeeded to mess up with my strategy.
Re: 2011 Senate Bill 5130 (Prohibiting commercial motor vehicles in express lanes during peak hours) by trucking on January 20, 2011
I would disagree with this, I would have to say that 90% of the trucks on the road are going through Seattle
using I-5, they should be in the express lanes, and not on I-5. Trucks making local deliver in the greater Seattle area
would use I-5 and not the express lanes due to the fact there are more exits on I-5. If trucks are traveling through
Seattle to go to other destinations such as California or Vancouver, BC I believe they should use express lanes to help
relieve congestion on I-5 in general.
If you really want to get me going, (Sorry, here we go!) I believe trucks should travel in the 2 outside left lanes,
such as the HOV lane. The HOV lane I believe should be a "Trucks Only Lane" the majority of the Seattle area congestion
is from (using trucker lingo) the 4 - wheelers. People getting off work and traveling 10 miles to there home. People getting
on one exit and getting off on the next exit or a couple exits down. Put the trucks in the HOV lane if they are traveling through
Seattle area, this way it eliminates 4 - wheeler traffic from swerving in and out between trucks, or trucks having to slow down
because of back-ups on off ramps. I would love to invite our law makers to ride along in a truck for a couple of days through
these congested areas, they get to sit up high in a truck and watch the traffic flow, (or not flow) I believe it wouldn't take them
very long to see what I am talking about. Sorry for rambling on!!!!