WSDOT, the Puget Sound Regional Council and Sound Transit have no viable plans to reduce congestion or to keep it from getting worse. ST3 – by Sound Transit’s own admission – will be getting more than 90% of its projected rail riders from existing public transit, and not taking any cars off the road. This region deserves serious transportation planning reform that actually solves the problems people are facing. We need mutually agreed upon goals and specific ways to measure success. Smarter Transit has long been an advocate of a full Bus Rapid Transit system. We’re one of a number of regional groups that are offering alternatives. Here’s a link to another proposal – check out the video below from Mobility Now. Smarter Transit isn’t affiliated with this organization, and differs on many specific elements. But we agree that we need to consider all viable options, and not be locked into an expensive and inflexible rail first solution.