At the end of March Governor Inslee signed Move Ahead Washington into law. It is a day I will never forget.
Move Ahead Washington represents a paradigm shift in how we fund transportation, and reflects the hopes, dreams, and advocacy of thousands of people. It took years of work and is a testament to the power of radical optimism. To say TCC is proud of this accomplishment doesn’t even begin to describe it.
This win is historic, and it was made possible by supporters like you! Donate today to celebrate this victory and power our work in the year ahead:
Tell Ben Franklin Transit’s Board of Directors: No cuts to transit funds
Ben Franklin Transit, which serves Benton and Franklin Counties, is currently experiencing higher than projected revenues. But rather than invest those funds into vehicles, maintenance, staff, or service, the agency’s Board of Directors is considering cutting funding and eroding service. The Board will vote on this issue next week: send a letter today to say NO CUTS to transit funding.
Catch the recording: Legislative Session Debrief
On Monday, March 28, we hosted a legislative session debrief, our first Transit Talk of the year. TCC’s advocacy director Matthew Sutherland sat down with Rep. Jake Fey and Anna Zivarts of Disability Mobility Initiative to talk about what Move Ahead Washington will mean for transit across the state. If you missed the conversation, a recording is now available.
We ❤️ transit operators
Friday, March 18 was Transit Operator Appreciation Day, and we shared a number of stories about riders across the state who appreciate the bus, light rail, train, and ferry operators who get us where we need to go. Explore all the stories.
The Bx6 Select Bus Service in New York City, a prior recipient of federal funding to improve bus facilities. Photo via TransitCenter.
WA: Bus rapid transit, possible acceleration of North Spokane Corridor funded in legislative transportation package
Mass Transit – March 10, 2022
What If Joe Biden Paid You to Get Out of Your Car?
Curbed — March 14, 2022
The Era of Bus Austerity is Over
Transit Center — March 22, 2022
Understanding the 2021 infrastructure law
Transportation for America — March 2022
Mayor Harrell Closes Third and Pine Bus Stop, Hoping to Get Handle on Street Crime
The Urbanist — March 26, 2022
With More Funding Than Ever, WSDOT Issues Call for Pedestrian, Bike, and Safe Routes to School Projects
The Urbanist – March 28, 2022
Transportation Advocacy Group Concerned About Proposed Transit Cuts In Tri-Cities
Northwest Public Broadcasting — March 31, 2022
Three all-electric buses begin south Seattle service amid larger vehicle-electrification push
My Northwest — March 31, 2022
What’s in WA’s $16B transportation bill
KUOW’s Seattle Now — April 5, 2022
Bothell banned cars from Main Street in response to COVID. They may never return
Seattle Times – April 6, 2022
IPCC Report: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without More Walking
Streetsblog USA — April 7, 2022
A Streets Plan That’s Really a Time Machine
Curbed — April 7, 2022
How the U.S. Transportation System Fuels Inequality
Inequality.org — January 27, 2022
Walking, biking and rolling—and disparities in getting around in Chicago
Crain’s Chicago — March 11, 2022
New maps show strong correlation between redlined places in Seattle and worse air quality
Seattle Times — March 29, 2022
New York: What is the megacity like for people with disabilities?
Al Jazeera English — March 30, 2022
Transportation: Try active commuting
Seattle Times (Letters) — March 30, 2022
Open Letter: Climate Funders Need to Invest More in Clean Transportation to Curb Greenhouse Gasses
Transit Center – April 4, 2022
This L.A. Resident Is Working to Stop Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in Her Neighborhood
Outside — April 5, 2022
Transportation inequities: what’s data got to do with it?
Shareable — April 5, 2022
It’s not just transportation, it’s health justice for patients
UC Davis Health News — April 6, 2022
Active Connects in Everett
The City of Everett is considering building one-way buffered bike lanes along the curb of both sides of Madison Street as a part of the 2023 street resurfacing project. Please watch the video and visit the tabs below to learn more. You may share your feedback through the survey link at the bottom of the page.
Tell WSDOT What the Future of the State Highway System Should Look Like
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) invites you to take a survey that will help guide WSDOT’s recommendations to the Legislature for state highway system spending.
Attend a WSDOT Open House
Join us for a virtual public meeting to hear from experts about the Highway System Plan. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the plan, and to tell us what you think is important as we think about the future of the highway system in Washington state.
Tell Sound Transit Board & CEO: No courts & debt collectors for fare non-payment
Please join us in urging the Sound Transit Board & CEO to wholly divorce fare enforcement from collections and the criminal legal system.
Car tab payment survey
Currently, vehicle registrations must be paid annually, but in 2021, the Washington State Legislature commissioned a Workgroup to explore options for payment plans.
Kitsap Transit Title VI Demographic Profile Online Survey
By telling us how you use Kitsap Transit, you can help us improve our services. The information you provide is anonymous (data cannot be linked to specific individuals). You will not be contacted by Kitsap Transit about this survey. Thank you for your time and for riding Kitsap Transit!
“Earlier this month I had the honor of facilitating a conversation with Anna Zivarts and Rep. Jake Fey about what’s included in Move Ahead Washington. They both shared their excitement about the non-driver study that the bill will make possible. This research will help public agencies across the state understand how to better serve people who don’t drive. This part of the bill hasn’t gotten much attention but it could be hugely influential in the years ahead.”