Campaign: Transportation

Defer 1st Hill Streetcar - Test Plan First

Defer the First Hill streetcar for a year or two. Before building the streetcar, let's run some buses along the route and see how many people actually will travel that way. We built the South Lake Union Transit without testing it first, and look how far under projections the ridership is. These projects can be easily tested, and if there's really a demand, we could go forward. Meanwhile, we could avoid tens of millions ...more »

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Campaign: Transportation

Expand Light Rail

Capitol Hill, U-District, West Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, {insert your neighborhood here}. If we want to get serious about helping people get around town more easily without cars and encourage more density and less sprawl all while generating revenue and fostering sustainability... this is it.

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Consolidate all transit services into one regional authority

Consolidate all transit services into one regional transit authority. There are at least NINE transit companies in our area! It is possible to ride local buses from Bellingham to Portland. If all these companies were combined into one region wide transit authority, it would provide for smoother operation for both the transit authority and for riders, too! As an example of something that works great, Dallas Area Rapid ...more »

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Campaign: Transportation

No More Free-Ride Zone Downtown

Get rid of the downtown ride free zone. Doing so would clean up buses downtown and reduce fare evasion that causes annual fare collection losses estimated at "...$3.2 million per year from non-paying riders...".

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Campaign: Transportation

Stop bike Projects

Remove the $13 Million set aside by McGinn for bike lanes from the budget. When we have excess money we can think about increasing transit lanes for less than 1% of the commuting population. Until then stop ALL the bike projects!!

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