Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Washington state

Disability rights advocates at the bus stop. Photo: Disability Mobility Initiative

BIPOC and Disability Advocates Zero In on Highway Spending

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Reprinted with permission from “The Urbanist.” On March 9, advocacy organizations Front and Centered and Disability Rights Washington held the first of a series of press conferences calling for Washington State legislators to halt spending on new highways. Instead, the coalition urges lawmakers to prioritize investments in building missing sidewalks and creating reliable transit and paratransit systems to serve all […]
Washington state voters passed a ballot initiative Tuesday that will severely limit the state's ability to maintain and expand its vaunted transportation systems.

Seattle Sues To Keep Car Tabs And Save Transit

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Seattle leaders are not wasting any time to stymie a statewide ballot measure voters approved on Tuesday, announcing a lawsuit to block Initiative 976, which could drain tens of billions in transportation funding across the entire state by reducing annual vehicle registration fees. King County Executive Dow Constantine along with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and […]