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.

What's New

Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy 

March 16, 2015 in Publications

Click below to view the PDF version of Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy.

Puget Sound Regional Council data reveals transit does not relieve traffic congestion

March 13, 2015 in Blog

An increase in transit use does not reduce traffic congestion, according to new information provided by the Puget Sound Regional Council. According to the PSRC report, transit agencies across the Puget Sound region logged an 11% boost in ridership between 2010 and 2014, yet delay on the region’s freeways increased a whopping 52% in the same time period.

See the PSRC report, “Stuck in Traffic: 2015 Report,” here.

STA trolley proposal doesn’t track

March 13, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Journal of Business on March 12, 2015

For years, lovable TV host Mr. Rogers would invite children to jump on board the trolley and go into the ‘land of make believe.’ The low-tech studio prop wasn’t six miles long and it didn’t cost taxpayers $72 million, but it was a journey full of valuable lessons.

STA trolley proposal doesn’t track

March 13, 2015 in In the News
Journal of Business
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Journal of Business
Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Invest Northwest

March 13, 2015 in In the News
KHQ
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KHQ
Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015

State officials rush to re-open a collapsed highway bridge, but quietly cancel ferry runs that leave the public stranded

March 11, 2015 in Publications

Last year, a section of the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River collapsed when its overhead structure was hit by a truck, severing a vital transportation link between British Columbia and Seattle. High-level officials immediately announced they would get people moving again. Governor Inslee traveled to the site and issued a state of emergency to speed rebuilding efforts and create detours around the catastrophe, calling the collapse a “public disaster.” In less than 24 hours, Department of Transportation officials undertook plans to rebuild the bridge.

Overview of Spokane’s electric trolley proposal

March 10, 2015 in Publications

February 2015 Wrap-Up: Kemper Freeman

March 6, 2015 in In the News
Women of Washington
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Women of Washington
Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015