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
Are you willing to ride transit at least five times during June? If you are, take the Ride Transit Month pledge!
It wouldn’t be #RideTransitMonth without our annual Rider Celebration! This year, join us for Ride Transit Night at T-Mobile Park on June 30.
Do you know Sound Transit’s average daily ridership? Or the number of transit agencies across WA? If you do, Transit Trivia is for you!
Commuting has changed a lot in the last two years. How should Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction program and companies adjust in response?
Ride Transit Month 2022 will be here soon, and we want you to join us for the kickoff event, on Thursday, June 2 in Richland, WA!
King County Metro and Sound Transit recently made changes to fare enforcement. Join us to discuss the new policies and their impact on riders.
Join us on Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00-5:00 PM for a chance to read and share mobility justice and anti-racist resources.
Statement on the Ben Franklin Transit’s Board vote to “indefinitely postpone” proposals to cut funding for the agency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2022CONTACT: email@example.com, (253) 282-3000 Statement on the Ben Franklin Transit’s Board vote to "indefinitely postpone" proposals to cut funding for the agency At their meeting tonight, the Board of Directors of...
Leaders from six organizations issued the following statements ahead of Thursday’s vote by Ben Franklin Transit’s Board of Directors.
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...
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