For the first time ever, broad data from jaywalking police stops across the state of Washington is showing conclusively what many people have understood for years: jaywalking enforcement has disproportionate impacts on Black and unhoused community members. Black...
Today, Senator Rebecca Saldaña introduced a bill in the Senate to repeal Washington’s jaywalking laws. SB 5383, “concerning pedestrians crossing and moving along roadways,” would repeal the state law that makes it illegal to cross mid-block and creates provisions that give pedestrians the right to cross where and when it’s convenient and safe. The bill also preempts conflicting local ordinances.
Leaders from six organizations issued the following statements ahead of Thursday’s vote by Ben Franklin Transit’s Board of Directors.
Students, seniors, working people, and everyone in who depends on transit will be hurt first and worst by these unnecessary proposed cuts.
Black history in transportation has far too often been defined by harm, trauma, and racism. But Black leaders, advocates, and innovators have also helped chart a course for safer and more equitable systems.
The Seattle Police Department issued 1,710 jaywalking tickets between 2010 and 2016. Who got ticketed says a lot about jaywalking laws.
PSRC has opened a request for public comments on how to update its Project Selection Framework. Everyone who wants to see a change in how we invest in transportation should consider submitting a comment before the period closes on January 5.
An electric bus operated by Link Transit on Route A. Photo via Wikipedia.Exciting news from our member agency Link Transit in central Washington! Link paused collecting fares during the pandemic. Now, they recently announced that starting July 1 Link will stay a...
In this Transit Chat series, we will explore how transit funding is the foundation for transit equity. How are transportation projects currently funded on federal, state, and local levels? How do we secure transit funding to ensure we are moving towards an equitable...
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