Senator Hobbs, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, at a youth rally in 2016. (Washington State Democrats)

Senator Hobbs Recasts Himself as Fix It First Leader in National Press

The Washington Post covered the national highway system's maintenance backlog and State Senator Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) was heavily featured. Despite a record of...

Governor Inslee Signs Historic Climate Bills but Vetoes Linkage to Transportation Package

Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and Clean Fuels Standard passed by the Washington State Legislature, but vetoed provisions...

We Need a Holistic Traffic Model that Actually Works for Our Goals

It is time for America to get off the highway hamster wheel. Our dull-eyed pursuit of building more highways is a disaster for the...

Sunday Video: Why Is LA Traffic So Bad?

https://youtu.be/DbiI9ainetY Dave Amos explores the history of Los Angeles’ highway building and the ways that traffic in the region is so bad. It isn’t just...

‘Forward Washington’ Leaves Safety Behind

Last Wednesday, as the Washington State Senate's transportation committee was preparing to vote to send its $17.8 billion transportation spending package to the full...

Columbia River Interstate Bridge Replacement: What’s It Replacing?

When Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference with Washington State Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar and other area officials at the Lake Washington...
Governor Inslee with a mask speaking in front of I-5 Ship Canal Bridge.

No New Highways Is a 21st Century Imperative

On March 5th, Governor Jay Inslee stood in front of the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle and urged the state legislature to pass...
I-405 northbound car traffic with bridges and skyscrapers in the background.

Bellevue’s New I-405 Interchange Won’t Reduce Congestion

Cities across the country have poured billions and billions into ineffective road infrastructure projects that are leaving them deep in traffic and even deeper...