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Transit Talks are quarterly lunchtime forums on hot-button transportation issues in the Puget Sound region.

Transit Talks are quarterly forums on hot-button transportation issues in the
Puget Sound region.


Next Transit Talk

2019 Legislative Preview: Climate Equity + Transportation

December 13, 12 - 1 pm, Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall

Save the date for TCC’s last Transit Talk of the year!

Last month, the IPCC Climate Report made it clear that it is urgent to act on climate change and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. One solution is to clean up Washington’s transportation sector, which is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

This January during legislative session in Olympia, we have an opportunity to advocate for policies that do just that, while also reducing air pollution, congestion, and stormwater runoff, and increasing health, mobility, affordability, and safety.

Join TCC and our partners in a discussion around the intersection of equitable and clean transportation solutions. What are the implications of focusing our pollution reduction efforts on electrifying vehicle fleets? What are equitable ways to shift mobility choices, create clean fuel standards, and improve energy efficiency? What does a just transition look like? How do we create community-driven strategies and build cross-sector coalitions?


  • Bryce Yadon, State Policy Director, Futurewise
  • Debolina Banerjee, Climate Justice Policy Analyst, Puget Sound Sage
  • Don Mackenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UW
  • Rebecca Ponzio, Climate Program Director, Washington Environmental Council
  • (Moderator) Michael Breish, Energy Policy Specialist, Department of Commerce
  • ...and more!


Bring your lunch and join us on December 13th from 12- 1pm at Seattle City Hall.


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