Eliminating Traffic Jams and Increasing the Efficient Movement of Freight

We should measure the reduction of traffic congestion and travel time, and hold WSDOT officials accountable for getting travel time down.


Bill Bryant drives in Puget Sound traffic every day and knows traffic jams are choking us. They keep us from getting to work on time. Traffic congestion keeps us from getting home and spending time with our families. A traffic jam can turn a quick errand into a nightmare.

The efficient design travel time for a trip from Everett to Bellevue on I-5 and 405 is supposed to be 28 minutes. Data says it’s taking about 42 minutes, Bill knows it can take over an hour.

Traffic is not only affecting our lives, it is undermining business, and that means jobs. It is estimated that traffic jams and congestion cost Washington businesses and commuters $858 million a year. Commuters in the Puget Sound area spend about $1,000 a year on costs related to traffic congestion. That is wasted money.

Bill believes you deserve a government that will make the elimination of traffic jams and increasing the efficient movement of freight, the Washington Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) top priority. We should measure the reduction of traffic congestion and travel time, and hold WSDOT officials accountable for getting travel time down.

As your governor, Bill Bryant will order WSDOT to:

  • Prioritize funding and operations to eliminate traffic jams, so people can get to and from work and spend time with their families.
  • Implement a statewide freight corridor approach to ensure we have the bridges, truck routes, and highway lanes we need to efficiently move freight and keep family wage jobs in Washington.