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
Join Transportation Choices Coalition for our virtual Resilient Riders celebration as we bid farewell to this year’s Ride Transit Month! We can’t wait to honor the dedicated transit operators and riders who kept us moving through the pandemic and celebrate the return to ridership throughout Washington.
June is Ride Transit Month and all month long we're celebrating the systems, staff, and riders who make transit in Washington so fantastic. Join us at one of Ride Transit Month's upcoming events: Transit Talk: A Just Recovery Will Take TransitJune 16, 2021 — 1:00pm...
As part of Ride Transit Month, we’re hosting Transit Trivia on June 22nd from 4:00-6:00pm PDT. Transit Trivia is an awesome opportunity to get together with your friends and coworkers to compete against other transit aficionados for prizes and bragging rights.
Transit and inclusive transportation options will be an integral part of Washington’s recovery. This new fundraising effort will help TCC make that possible.
In May 2021 Transportation Choices Coalition put out a call for stories about Washingtonians’ experiences with transit this past year. Here’s a sampling of what we heard.
Today is the start of one of our very favorite times of year: Ride Transit Month is finally here! Every June we celebrate transit systems, staff, and riders across Washington. This year’s theme is A Just Recovery Will Take Transit, and all month long we’ll be holding...
Much of Washington’s workforce will return to the office in the coming months, while thousands of essential workers never stopped. How are transit agencies preparing to keep passengers safe and moving? Will transit “make a comeback,” and what would it mean if it doesn’t?
Ride Transit Month starts next week on Tuesday, June 1, and we can't wait for our annual celebration of transit in Washington! This year's theme will be "A Just Recovery Will Take Transit," and we'll explore this topic throughout the month. Today, we're excited to...
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...
For over a year, TCC has been filling in the advocacy gaps that emerged from the pandemic. We stepped up to support transit agencies, riders, and operators in a time of uncertainty. As the need to constantly react winds down, we are keeping our eyes to the future. The...
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