Transportation is about people. People getting where they need to go, and the people who make that happen. TCC is proud to know and partner with many of the people who plan, design, build, operate, maintain, lead, and improve the transportation system in Washington. Every year we celebrate the achievements of our partners and induct them into the Transportation Hall of Fame. We’re thrilled to share this year’s inductees with you!
These leaders are making transportation more accessible for all – inspiring people across every corner of Washington to walk, bike, and take transit. Congratulations to all of them – they make the world go round!
🏆 Link Transit. Link Transit is expanding frequent, reliable, and accessible transit service in Chelan and Douglas counties. Link Transit designed its Vision 2020 plan after years of engagement to identify community needs. In August 2019, Link Transit Proposition 1 passed, adding new bus service and mobility improvements, and connecting more people to opportunity.
🏆 Transportation Equity Program, Seattle Department of Transportation. SDOT’s Transportation Equity Program is working to eliminate racial and economic disparities in Seattle’s transportation system and create healthy and active places for all. This year, they have connected more people with low-income transit passes, convened an inaugural transportation equity workgroup, and provided equity strategies to the City. We are proud to see the City of Seattle align its Race and Social Justice goals to its transportation work.
🏆 Barb Chamberlain, WSDOT Director of Active Transportation. Barb is elevating the active transportation conversation at the state level. She is on a mission to create an active transportation network statewide, making walking and biking connections a healthy alternative to driving. One of her big goals is to build safe streets that eliminate traffic deaths. Barb is currently working on WSDOT’s most robust Active Transportation Plan to date.
🏆 Rooted in Rights. Rooted in Rights is a disability rights advocacy nonprofit making our transportation system work for everyone. They use videos and storytelling to redefine narratives around disability and advocate for mobility justice. Rooted in Rights was a critical partner in our Don’t Block the Box work on enforcing intersections and bus-only lanes in Seattle to improve pedestrian safety and keep people and transit moving.
🏆 Trailhead Direct, King County Metro and King County Parks. Trailhead Direct is a transit-to-trails service, connecting people to hikes around the Puget Sound region. In 2018, Trailhead Direct connected more than 10,000 people to trails, making the outdoors more accessible and sustainable. Trailhead Direct expanded and modified service in 2019, adding buses and a new route in Tukwila
Join us next Saturday at the Transit for All Ball!
It’s not too late to reserve your seat for TCC’s Transit for All Ball next Saturday, September 21 and hear from our Hall of Fame inductees!
Join us for an evening of celebration, vision, and support for more and better transportation choices in Washington! The guest list includes over 300 elected officials, advocates, government officials, coalition partners, and community leaders passionate about our transportation system. Dinner, drinks, a silent auction, and music provided!
Date | September 21st, 2019
Time | 6:00 pm – cocktail hour, 7:00 pm – dinner and program
Location | The Westin Hotel – 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Tickets are $150. VIP tickets are available for $250 and includes access to an exclusive VIP reception at 5:00 pm