The phrase,'Unsound Transit', was coined by the Wall Street Journal to describe Seattle where,"Light Rail Madness eats billions that could otherwise be devoted to truly efficient transportation technologies." The Puget Sound's traffic congestion is a growing cancer on the region's prosperity. This website, captures news and expert opinion about ways to address the crisis. This is not a blog, but a knowledge base, which collects the best articles and presents them in a searchable format. My goal is to arm residents with knowledge so they can champion fact-based, rather than emotional, solutions.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I-5 to adopt variable, lower, speed limits to improve traffic flow

SEATTLE (AP) -- The speed limit on a 6-mile stretch of I-5 in Seattle will change several times a day when the Transportation Department installs new overhead electronic signs.

The department says variable speed control should help traffic flow more smoothly and prevent rear-end collisions.

Four signs will be installed in the northbound lanes next year between Boeing Field and I-90.

Drivers near the airport might be held to 30 mph or 40 mph to reduce the chance of them running into stop-and-go traffic downtown.

A DOT project manager, Carol Hunter, says the $25 million project is one of the programs meant to relieve congestion during the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle.

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