Transportation

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.

Events

2015 Eastern Washington Solutions Summit

August 12, 2014 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Time: 
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
3 Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA

The half-day conference will be attended by policy makers, elected officials, and business leaders.

2015 Bellevue Solutions Summit

August 12, 2014 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Time: 
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

The conference will be attended by policy makers, elected officials, and business leaders and consist of a breakfast speaker, then breakout sessions in the morning, featuring local and national experts, on the following policy topics:

Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation in Century 21

August 16, 2012 in Events
Date: 
Friday, September 7th, 2012
Time: 
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Place: 
Intiman Theatre at Seattle Center
201 Mercer Street
Seattle, Washington

WPC's Center for Transportation is pleased to co-present this regional transportation discussion. The full-day conference and summit on September 7th is part of Seattle's Next Fifty celebration that will look to the future of transportation, with a conference focusing on the market and technological transformations that will move us beyond oil. Speakers and exhibits will discuss how advances in batteries, information technology, communications, lightweight materials and electric vehicles are enabling safer, faster, more affordable and greener transportation.

2012 Transportation Lunch: The Role of Smart Growth in Transportation Planning

February 10, 2012 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Time: 
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Washington

520 tolling update from Craig Stone, director of WSOT's tolling division:
(view Stone's PowerPoint presentation here)


Wendell Cox on 'Smart growth' and transportation planning:
(view Cox's PowerPoint presentation here)

2011 Transportation Policy Conference: Tolling, Freight Mobility, and Washington State's Infrastructure Needs

February 24, 2011 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Time: 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: 
The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue, WA

Watch the event online!

Defending Freedom - The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference

August 3, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Time: 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Place: 
Doubletree Resort on International Drive
Orlando, Florida

Co-sponsored by the Reason Foundation, Washington Policy Center, Pacific Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Competitive Enterprise Institute and others, this conference features dozens of distinguished speakers and tackles critical issues affecting you and your state.  Michael Ennis, WPC's Transportation Center Director, will be speaking at the conference. Click here for the draft agenda. The American Dream is still possible, and cities of the future can be built on the foundation of freedom! If you're looking for market-oriented solutions to these and other urban problems, this is the conference for you!

2009 Annual Small Business Day at the Capitol and Legislative Lunch

June 23, 2010 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, ID

Michael Ennis was the key note speaker discussing Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy. He also moderated a panel on transportation issues.

2009 Transportation Dinner

April 18, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: 
The Hyatt Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

Mike Ennis at the 2009 Center for Transportation dinnerWPC’s Transportation dinner was a huge success. We heard from Dr. Samuel Staley, Urban Policy Director for Reason Foundation. Dr. Staley gave an enlightening presentation on how traffic relief can increase opportunity circles and improve business productivity, which is especially important in a globally competitive market. Dr. Staley also provided three broad solutions for Washington policymakers to fix traffic: manage the system more efficiently, build more capacity and redesign the transportation network.

Private Legislative Session Update Reception with WPC Research Center Directors

March 26, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Time: 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: 
Bellevue, WA

Washington Policy Center held a private reception with WPC board members and other key supporters on Thursday, March 26th in Bellevue. WPC’s research center directors discussed the issues being debated in Olympia as we entered the homestretch of our state’s Legislative Session. Topics included the state budget shortfall, transportation, small business issues, education and the environment.

Watch the videos:

Introduction by WPC President Dann Mead Smith

WPC Annual Legislative Briefing Luncheon

February 4, 2009 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, WA

During this lunch event each center's research director gave an overview of our latest research and analysis on the key issues facing legislators this Session.