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Smart Transportation Choices and How to Fund Them, forum

May Forum: Smart Transportation Choices and How to Fund Them

Thursday, May 5
7:30 to 9:00 PM

Seattle First Baptist Church (Harvard and Seneca)
Free to the public

Speakers from three local government agencies – Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation Peter Hahn, and Deputy CEO of Sound Transit Celia Kupersmith – will address the “perfect storm” of shrinking revenues, increasing congestion and pollution, affecting how we will plan for moving people, goods and services. Journalist Erica Barnett will offer a perspective from covering local transportation processes. Questions from the audience are welcome.

150 years have passed since Northwest settlers arrived, using waterways as our first highways. Since then, the popularization of the automobile has held sway for a hundred years, culminating with the interstate highway system and the gradual diminishing of public transportation services. Only recently have voters begun to question the demands for more roads and their related impact on the environment and the community.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 206-329-4848.

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