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Transit Talk: Let’s make it rain money for transit
Transit Talk: Let’s make it rain money for transit
10/24/201954:49

Public transit can be a lifeline for people, connecting them to work, school, and their community. But great transit requires adequate funding. Washington ranks 17th in the nation in state transit funding - providing $14.07 in transit funding per capita compared to the national average of $42.11 per capita. And 100% of Washington's gas tax only funds highway projects, not transit. What sources of funding can keep our transit system moving forward?

Transportation Choices Coalition's Transit Talk discusses the area's transportation system and how it is currently funded, how we can create equitable revenue sources, and potential future funding opportunities.

Speakers and panelists:

Councilmember Mike O'Brien, City of Seattle

Moderator: Hester Serebrin, Policy Director, Transportation Choices Coalition

Bryce Yadon, Bryce Yadon Consulting

State Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-34th District

John Resha, Asst. GM for Finance/Admin., King County Metro

Reema Griffith, Executive Director, WA State Transportation Commission  

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