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.
Bob Pishue, Director, Coles Center for Transportation, March, 2015
Chris Cargill, March, 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.
State officials rush to re-open a collapsed highway bridge, but quietly cancel ferry runs that leave the public stranded
Bob Pishue, Director, Coles Center for Transportation, February, 2015
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.