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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STA trolley proposal doesn’t track

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

Invest Northwest

March 13, 2015 in In the News
KHQ
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KHQ
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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
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February 2015 Wrap-Up: Kemper Freeman

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

WPC statement on Senate passage of transportation bills

March 2, 2015 in Blog

Statement by Washington Policy Center on Senate Passage of Transportation Bills

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Senate passed two transportation bills today, in the wake of eight important reforms senators passed last Friday. Together, the bills reflect long-standing Washington Policy Center recommendations to reduce the cost of building roads in Washington state and provide congestion relief to the traveling public.