Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Don't Forget Town Hall this Friday!

TOWN HALL: Visioning the Puget Sound Region’s Transportation Future
PART I – Challenges Facing Our Transportation Infrastructure

What will the Puget Sound region’s transportation landscape look like in 20 years? How will we move people and goods, manage congestion, and cut our emissions? As the region grapples with the many transportation challenges ahead, now is the time to have this discussion. On the heels of the stimulus package, plans are underway on how to spend future federal highway and transit dollars in the next reauthorization of federal transportation legislation later this year. Transit demand continues to skyrocket while operating revenues are plummeting. How do car sharing, walkable and bike-friendly communities, and transit work together to form a new vision for transportation?

This town hall is part of a “Visioning Puget Sound Region’s Transportation Future” series. Part 2 will examine some of the new opportunities and investments in transportation in the Puget Sound region and Part 3 will include a discussion with key federal, state and local decision makers that can help make our region’s transportation future a reality.

Join us for this special interactive town hall discussion with our panelists:

Jan Drago, Chair, Transportation Committee, Seattle City Council
Kevin Desmond, General Manager, King County Metro
Chuck Ayers, Executive Director, Cascade Bicycle Club
Carla Archambault, General Manager, Zipcar Seattle
Eric de Place, Senior Researcher, Sightline Institute
Carla Saulter, Transit advocate and author of the Bus Chick blog on Seattle PI.com

WHEN: Friday May 1, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
WHERE: Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 5th Avenue between Cherry and James St. (please note change in venue)

The series is brought to you by:
Transportation Choices Coalition, Futurewise, WashPIRG, Sierra Club Cascade Chapter, Bicycle Alliance of Washington, Cascade Bicycle Club, Feetfirst, Seattle Transit Blog, and Zipcar

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