Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Events Than you Could Ever Ask For

Transportation continues to be a hot topic in the Puget Sound and across Washington State.

We've been busy at TCC tabling and speaking at various events around the region and there are ton coming up in the next few days and weeks.  For all of those transportation nerds and political junkies there are plenty of events to chose from. So pick one or five, and we'll see you there.

  1. TCC's April Friday Forum on federal transit funding in a divided Congress is tomorrow at noon at the  Seattle-King County Public Health - Chinook Building, Room 121, 401 Fifth Ave.,Seattle  
  2. Great City is putting on an equitable growth dialogue summit this weekend, Friday and Saturday.  This is shaping up what looks to be a great event.  Friday's event is unfortunately the same time as our Friday Forum at City Hall.  Saturday is a full day of panels with yours truly speaking on the transportation panel with Mayor McGinn and Councilmember Rassumsen.  It should be a lively discussion to say the least. Update: STB had a full agenda posted for Saturday.
  3. In a non work related event the Seattle MS walk is on Sunday.  I'll be with the throngs of thousands walking.  If you like seafair clowns come by gasworks park to say hi.  In a work related alert, if you are a Burke-Gilman trail cyclists, stay away Sunday morning between UW and gasworks.  You will not be happy with your travel times.
  4. April 8th is the Ms home opener!  Take the bus or train there!
  5. As we mentioned in a previous post Pierce Transit's hearings on proposed 35% bus cuts this fall are starting on April 11th in Lakewood and going on through the month of April. If you take the bus in Pierce County please try to attend of of these hearings.  If you can not attend a hearing please send Pierce Transit an e-mail about the proposed cuts HERE!
  6. The Second of two series called Getting from Here to There, put on by the Pacific Science Center, Seattle Councilmember Mike O'Brien,'s office, and Streets for All Seattle will be on April 12th at 6:00pm at the Seattle Vocational Institute.  We'll be there tabling before the main event.
  7. Also on April 12th the C-Tran public transit board in Clark County will be voting on a measure to put a sales tax vote to the voters this November to save bus service across Clark County.  Clark County folks, please go and testify in support of saving bus service!
  8. Publicola reports that King County Metro's report on trolley buses says Metro should replace the aging trolley buses with... trolley buses! There will be a meeting on the findings on April 19th at Plymouth Congressional Church, 1217 6th Ave., Seattle.
Do you have enough to do now? See you out there!

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