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.
Michael Ennis, Director, Center for Transportation, September, 2007
Today, population increases have led to higher demand on the region’s road system and, because policymakers have shifted spending away from increasing road supply, traffic congestion is expected to double or triple in the next twenty years.
Seattle - The Center for Transportation Policy at Washington Policy Center (WPC), Washington's premier public policy research and education organization, released the fourth installment of its ongoing coverage of the ST2/RTID ballot measure appearing this November.
Michael Ennis, Director, Center for Transportation, August, 2007
One of the more controversial projects in Sound Transit’s proposed second phase (ST2) is reconfiguring the center lanes of Interstate 90 (I-90) to accommodate up to 19 miles of light rail between Seattle and Bellevue. The proposal includes replacing the two center High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes that cross the bridge with light rail, a form of high capacity transit (HCT).
Seattle - The Center for Transportation Policy at Washington Policy Center (WPC), Washington's premier public policy research and education organization, released the third installment of its ongoing coverage of the ST2/RTID ballot measure appearing this November.
Stephanie Henry, Research Assistant, June, 2007
As the issue of transportation becomes an increasingly volatile subject in Washington State, the Washington Policy Center’s kick-off luncheon for its Center for Transportation Policy provided an opportunity to discuss the current condition of America’s roadways and the future of transportation policy. Over 160 Washington Policy board members, legislative officials and staff, and representatives of the transportation industry met on June 25th at The Renaissance Hotel in Seattle to welcome keynote speaker, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta. As the longest serving Secretary of Transportation, Secretary Mineta employed his broad experience to discuss how our state can relieve traffic congestion.
John S. Niles, Adjunct Scholar, July, 2007
Local elected officials in the central Puget Sound region are asking voters to approve a $38 billion, 20-year Roads & Transit package in the November election. The plan combines spending $24 billion for light rail and other regional transit projects and $14 billion for highway expansion.