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!!!!
Concerned Transportation Company