Want a good reason to take the bus, ride your bike, catch a train, or walk? We have plenty! From saving money to saving the planet, these transportation options can help.
- Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State, averaging around 50% for the last several years.
- Seventy percent of cancers caused by airborne pollutants come from diesel exhaust.
- At least 14 million pounds of toxic chemicals flow into Puget Sound every year including motor oil spill, drop, or runoff from paved-over areas.
- In Washington, driving accounts for almost 60% of air pollution.
- Each light rail train can carry 200 people in the space of 3 moving cars.
Be More Active
- One in three Washingtonians doesn’t get enough physical activity. .
- Walking and biking are good exercise and good for your health. They burn calories, build muscle tissue, strengthen the cardiovascular system and help control weight.
- People who take the bus or train are more likely to get their 30 minutes of recommended physical activity each day.
- 3.6 million americans 65 or older stay at home and are less mobile because they lack transportation options.
- Transportation is the second largest household expense, only behind housing.
- Households that live further away from transit spend more than 45% of their budget on housing and transportation costs than households that have transit access.
- The percentage of a family’s income that is spent on transportation is highest for the lowest income earners: 8.2% for high-income and 15.7% for low-income.
- The annual economic impact of car crashes in the US is $277 billlion.
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Ways to Explore Washington State
You don’t need a car to explore the state! You can get from Seattle to the coast by taking public transportation. Here are some testimonials from people who’ve tried it and resources for you to start your own adventure.
News & Updates
If you missed our amazing partners speak on equitable mobility last week, fret not! You can watch or listen to the Transit Talk recording here. One of the speakers, Anwar Peace from the Human Rights Commission in Spokane, also recently published a powerful piece on...
Did you miss our Transit Talk during TCC's Week of Action? Watch it now! The panel discusses the harm caused by jaywalking laws and why they should be repealed. Panel: Angie Schmitt: Author of “Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in...
We're nearing the end of this session's first month! That means we having something looming: the first and second cut-off dates for bills to get out of their Committees (Feb. 16 and 24).Reminder: Our 2023 Week of Action starts TODAY! Join any of our virtual events to...
Welcome to the third week of the 2023 Washington State Legislative Session!Reminder: Our 2023 Week of Action starts next Monday! There's virtual events and steps you can take to support our 2023 Legislative Agenda for increasing transportation equity and safety for...
Welcome to 2023! We’re already in the third week of the WA Legislative Session and moving full steam ahead with our legislative priorities. Last week, Senator Saldaña introduced a bill to repeal Washington’s jaywalking laws, SB 5383. On Wednesday, Representative Emily...
Welcome to the second week of the 2023 Washington State Legislative Session!On Monday, Sen. Saldaña dropped a bill to repeal Washington’s jaywalking laws. Transportation Choices Coalition spearheaded the “Free to Walk Washington” campaign that led to the legislation...
One of Transportation Choices' top priorities this year is advancing legislation to create equitable road usage charge (RUC). We must act now to ensure any new RUC policy is designed to build an equitable transportation system.What is RUC? Washington currently funds...
Help us make our streets safer - tell your senator to repeal Washington's harmful jaywalking laws!It’s the second week of the 2023 WA State Legislative Session, and Senator Saldaña just dropped a bill to repeal Washington’s jaywalking laws!SB 5383, “concerning...
We’re launching our 2023 Week of Action on Monday, January 30th, and we want YOU to join us! Our lineup includes virtual events and actions you can participate in to support our 2023 Legislative Agenda to increase transportation equity and safety for all...
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.
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