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:

Since then, we’ve taken some time to rest and express our gratitude to the partners and allies who were part of the effort. But our work hasn’t stopped! Read more below about transportation advocacy across the state in this month’s edition of Transportation Choices Monthly. In partnership,
Alex Hudson Executive Director, Transportation Choices Coalition

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.

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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!

Staff Picks

“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.”

Memes in Motion

“Grab your Oculus because King County Metro Metaverse is here!” Kudos to King County Metro for their big announcement from April 1.

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