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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Metro announces record-high tax collections

April 1, 2014 in In the News
Voice of the Valley
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Voice of the Valley
Date: 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Citizen’s Guide to Proposition 1

April 1, 2014 in Blog

Washington Policy Center just released our Citizen’s Guide to Proposition 1. Key Findings and a link to the study follow:

Key Findings

Citizens’ Guide to Proposition 1

April 1, 2014 in Publications

Key Findings

  1. With Proposition 1, King County officials want to impose a $60 car tab tax and increase the sales tax by 0.1 percent, raising the rate to 9.6 percent in many communities, the highest in the state. Officials say they will cut Metro bus services by 17 percent if they do not receive additional tax money.

  2. The proposed tax increases would apply only to regressive forms of taxation, falling hardest on the poor, the disabled, the unemployed and the elderly living on fixed incomes. 

The Dori Monson Show: Taxes, Tabs, and Tolls: Oh My!

March 26, 2014 in In the News
KIRO Radio
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KIRO Radio
Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

KVI reports on Metro’s windfall tax revenues

March 26, 2014 in Blog

KVI radio’s John Carlson reported last week on my recent study on the windfall tax revenues Metro received last year and is receiving this year.  In 2013, Metro officials collected $443 million from the public, the highest level ever.  In 2014, Metro officials expect to collect even more, $471 million, a $32 million windfall above estimates.