Environment Taxation Transportation Washington State Politics

Bipartisan attack on ST3 funding threatens light-rail extensions

(April 20, 2017) — The Legislature is wrapped up in discussions about how to fund (or not fund) K-12 education. But if you look under the covers, you will see that these very same elected representatives and senators are intent on defunding Sound Transit 3. Instead of simply abiding by the voters’ approval of the […]

Global Warming Jay Inslee Transportation Washington State Politics

Lead with Vision, Governor Inslee – Transform Rail from Problem to Solution

PETITION: Governor Inslee – Champion a Just Transition to Safer, Sustainable Railroads via Solutionary Rail Washington State Governor Jay Inslee,  The June 3, 2016 explosive oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon reminded us that the railroads that run through our communities are being utilized in ways that are endangering public health and safety, polluting our […]

Clean Energy Climate Change Politics Transportation

The terrorists in our midst

They live amongst us, pretending to be normal people. But each year they kill over 35,000 Americans. They poison our air and damage our health, causing asthma, lung disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. They finance ISIS and Al Qaeda. They lead us to fight wars. They cause catastrophic climate change. They destroy the livability of […]

Environment Transportation Washington State Politics

Support Solutionary Rail

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ URGENT: Is one of your WA State Legislators on the House Appropriations Committee? (ALSO – See Solutionary Rail article at Crosscut.com) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friends, Solutionary Rail is one of those rare projects that is nearly bullet-proof for interests across the State regardless of political affiliation. Agriculture, labor, municipalities, and environmentalists and more have reason to […]

Taxation Transportation Washington State Politics

Transit Riders, take action & speak up for HB 2186!

You know those vast parking lots at Northgate Mall, Walmart, Home Depot and other big box stores? Not only do they take up space and create an environment hostile to pedestrians, they contribute to stormwater runoff pollution and they stand nearly empty much of the time. And yet, they’re totally exempt from the Commercial Parking […]

Banks Public Bank Transportation Washington State Politics

Support Senate Bill 5553 to create a state bank and support vital infrastructure

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Create the Washington State Investment Trust, Support Vital Infrastructure Get SB 5553 a Public Hearing – Call the Committee Members ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We need creative solutions to spur investment in Washington State to support infrastructure for schools, stimulate economic development, put more Washingtonians to work and make projects like Solutionary Rail closer to becoming a […]

Activism Taxation Transportation

Support public transit at Westlake, Valentine's Day at noon

Valentine’s Day Informational Picket “HEY KING COUNTY! HAVE A HEART!” — Roll Back the Fare Hikes! — Keep Public Transit Accessible to All! — Honor Transit Workers with a Fair Contract! Saturday, February 14, 12:00 pm WESTLAKE PARK, 4th & PIKE, SEATTLE <span”>After approving more taxes to save bus service, Seattleites now face a fare […]

Seattle Transportation

Cuts to the transit cuts, low income fare comments

The King County Council has just canceled plans for further bus cuts, largely by reducing Metro’s reserve fund. They’re banking on a booming economy, which is a dangerous bet – another downturn in sales tax revenue & we’ll be in serious trouble. But in the meantime, if Seattle TBD Proposition 1 passes, there will be $45 […]

Climate Change Economics Transportation Washington State Politics

A Challenge to Warren Buffet: End BNSF railroad's dependence on hauling and burning fossil fuels!

The Buffett Legacy Project is our moral appeal to multi-billionaire Warren Buffett, owner of BNSF. We launched a petition on Sunday and released a series of video letters asking that Buffett: (full letter below) “End BNSF railroad’s dependence on hauling and burning fossil fuels. Partner with Gov. Inslee to electrify BNSF, increase track speeds, and […]

Seattle Transportation

Update on saving Metro buses

The Keep Seattle Moving campaign has decided to suspend signature-gathering for Initiative 118, and the Mayor is expected to announce a ballot measure to save Metro bus service this Tuesday, May 13. Stay tuned… Thank you to everyone who has been out collecting signatures already! You are invited to our Volunteer Thank-You Party this Friday, […]