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

Key Facts on Spokane Transit Authority

March 27, 2015 in Publications

Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy 

March 16, 2015 in Publications

Click below to view the PDF version of Five Principles of Responsible Transportation Policy.

STA trolley proposal doesn’t track

March 13, 2015 in Publications

This Opinion/Editorial was featured in The Journal of Business on March 12, 2015

For years, lovable TV host Mr. Rogers would invite children to jump on board the trolley and go into the ‘land of make believe.’ The low-tech studio prop wasn’t six miles long and it didn’t cost taxpayers $72 million, but it was a journey full of valuable lessons.

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

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!