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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Overview of Spokane’s Electric Trolley Proposal

March 31, 2015 in In the News
InsiderOnline
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InsiderOnline
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Key Facts on Spokane Transit Authority

March 27, 2015 in Publications

Recent Transportation Commission decision on I-405 HOT lanes would not maximize traffic throughput

March 20, 2015 in Blog

Earlier this week, the State Transportation Commission approved a plan to toll Interstate 405 from Bellevue to Lynnwood. They plan to repurpose both an existing auxiliary lane, currently in operation as a general purpose lane between Bellevue and 124th Street but being extended to SR522, and the HOV lane from Bellevue to Lynnwood and designating both as High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes. The HOT lanes would allow free access to carpools with at least three people in the peak periods and will be tolled based on congestion in the adjacent general purpose lanes.

STA trolley proposal doesn’t track

March 16, 2015 in In the News
Journal of Business
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Journal of Business
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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.

Puget Sound Regional Council data reveals transit does not relieve traffic congestion

March 13, 2015 in Blog

An increase in transit use does not reduce traffic congestion, according to new information provided by the Puget Sound Regional Council. According to the PSRC report, transit agencies across the Puget Sound region logged an 11% boost in ridership between 2010 and 2014, yet delay on the region’s freeways increased a whopping 52% in the same time period.

See the PSRC report, “Stuck in Traffic: 2015 Report,” here.

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.