Newspaper Hits I-405 HOT Lanes and Polls Readers

The Herald (Everett) reports, “Almost a year into the toll lane adventure on I-405, we’re still stuck in traffic. All that construction and $484 million bought drivers a chance to meditate, plow through their podcast backlogs, and ponder their life choices as they stare at the bumper 3 feet ahead of them.” With that in mind, the newspaper adds that its readers’ poll found that “Fifty-seven percent had the same answer: get rid of the tolls and have ordinary HOV lanes.”