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 tax proposal to maintain bus service in Seattle; a timeline of events

May 15, 2014 in Blog

On April 22nd, voters in King County overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 1, a ballot measure to increase regressive car fees and sales taxes to provide more money for existing levels of public transit.  The special election cost about $1.8 million.  The measure’s defeat has sparked a crisis in the County’s management of Metro bus services.

County, city take variety of routes on bus rescue

May 13, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cities in King County may target drivers to pay for bus service under new plan

May 12, 2014 in Blog

At a press conference today, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a plan to allow cities or groups of cities to purchase bus service to avoid service cuts.

Seattle Times Editorial urges look at tribal gas tax agreements

May 5, 2014 in Blog

Last week, The Seattle Times editorial board suggested the state Supreme Court should look into gas tax diversion. According to their editorial, former State Auditor Brian Sonntag looked at tribal agreements for fuel tax refunds he says the tribes aren’t eligible for. At tribal gas pumps, gas taxes are paid by the wholesaler, not the tribe.

King County leaders should call a timeout on bus cuts

April 29, 2014 in Blog

As King County officials come to terms with voters’ rejection of Proposition 1’s regressive tax increases, they are moving ahead with their earlier threats to cut bus services in neighborhoods across the county.  Less than a week after the election, County Executive Dow Constantine submitted his plans to impose service cuts.

King County leaders want to cut bus service, but that is not what people voted for when they defeated Proposition 1.

Group seeks property-tax hike to preserve Seattle bus routes

April 24, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

WPC's Bob Pishue on Prop 1

April 23, 2014 in In the News
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Transportation policy expert talks Prop 1 'no' vote

April 23, 2014 in In the News
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014