Highways

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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