Because being there is what's most important, WPC's Center for Transportation researches and analyzes the best practices for relieving traffic congestion by recapturing a vision of a system based on freedom of movement.
About the Center for Transportation
Center for Transportation
Launched in 2006, the Center for Transportation researches and analyzes the best practices for relieving traffic congestion by recapturing a vision of a system based on freedom of movement. Key aspects of this vision include reducing structural barriers that drive up costs, linking congestion relief with spending, improving accountability and transparency with the Department of Transportation and other local, state and federal transportation agencies.
Top Policy Recommendations for 2013
- Constitutionally protect highway toll revenue so it is devoted solely to highway purposes.
- Make Sound Transit more accountable to the public by making its governing body a directly elected board.
- Respect people’s right to mobility by making traffic congestion reduction an official policy goal.
Director Michael Ennis
Michael Ennis is the Director of the Center for Transportation. Before joining Washington Policy Center, he worked for the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives and was formerly a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Slade Gorton. Michael served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and is currently in his second term on the Enumclaw City Council. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his Master's of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs also at the University of Washington. Mike is the author of many published transportation studies and articles and has been covered in local, state and national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg News and Investor’s Business Daily. He lives in Enumclaw with his wife Heidi and their two children.
For questions or for more information from the Center for Transportation please e-mail mennis [at] washingtonpolicy [dot] org.