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.

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New Look at Ben Franklin Transit Finds Familiar Problems -

August 4, 2015 in In the News
National Center for Policy Analysis
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National Center for Policy Analysis
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Monday, August 3, 2015

New look at Ben Franklin Transit finds familiar problems

July 29, 2015 in In the News
Washington State Wire
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Washington State Wire
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New look at Ben Franklin Transit finds familiar problems

July 21, 2015 in Publications

Research by Washington Policy Center shows ridership decreased across all transit modes while expenses continued to rise; opportunity for new CEO to fix transit agency’s problems

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Seattle housing task force wants to raise taxes to make neighborhoods more crowded

July 15, 2015 in Blog

Danny Westneat’s Seattle Times column on phasing out single-family housing in Seattle drew over 250 comments within the first three hours of being posted online. By the next day, readers had logged over 700 more. Why is a column about housing in Seattle drawing such a large response? A proposal by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s housing task force suggests officials may want to make sweeping changes to many of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Vancouver, B.C. voters reject light rail and subway projects

July 2, 2015 in Blog

While Sound Transit officials prepare to ask people living in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to pay billions in new taxes for more costly light rail projects, they may be experiencing nervous shock at what just happened in a neighboring city to the north.  Voters in Metro Vancouver, B.C. just handed a resounding “No” to local transit officials, coming in 62% against a proposed subway and light rail expansion project.