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.


Sound Transit seeks billions more in taxing authority from legislature

January 22, 2015 in Publications

New taxes would cost the average household over $600 per year

Download a PDF of this Legislative Memo with citations here.

Viewpoint: Fall 2014

November 26, 2014 in Publications

Click below to view our PDF version of our Fall 2014 issue of Viewpoint, WPC's quarterly magazine!

King County's Proposition 1 taxes - money for roads might not go to roads

June 10, 2014 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was published by Voice of the Valley on April 3, 2014. 

King County officials say that if they don’t receive new tax revenue from the public, they plan to cut Metro bus service by 17%, close bridges and let public roads turn to gravel.

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.