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.

Publications

Why gas tax increase may be worth it: New state law prioritizes congestion relief for road projects, so we can all spend less time sitting in traffic

August 24, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial appeared in Puget Sound Business Journal on August 21, 2015.

Download a PDF of this Op/Ed here. 

According to the GPS company TomTom, Seattle has the fifth-worst traffic congestion in the nation, right behind New York City.

Fresh look at Ben Franklin Transit finds familiar problems

August 20, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial appeared in Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business on August 19, 2015.

Download a PDF of this Opinion/Editorial here.

New research released by Washington Policy Center provides updated Key Facts on the mid-Columbia’s public transit system Ben Franklin Transit.

Seattle’s Bridging the Gap Levy failed to reduce city street backlog

August 17, 2015 in Publications

Seattle’s pavement backlog triples under Bridging the Gap

New look at Ben Franklin Transit finds familiar problems

July 21, 2015 in Publications

Research by Washington Policy Center shows ridership decreased across all transit modes while expenses continued to rise; opportunity for new CEO to fix transit agency’s problems

Download a PDF of this Key Facts with sources and citations here.

Washington Policy Center files Amicus Brief in AUTO v. State of Washington case

May 8, 2015 in Publications

Download PDF of introduction and Amicus Brief here.

Tribal-owned gas stations receive gas-tax “refunds” from state for taxes consumers pay. Practice is based on agreement signed by Governor Gregoire    

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Key Facts on Spokane Transit Authority

March 27, 2015 in Publications