|Riding transit is one option people are using|
to improve their commute.
Influenced by trends like aging baby boomers, the suburbanization of poverty, technological advancements, aging infrastructure and urbanization, our future transportation system must work differently than it does today. Among other changes, it must make even better use of buses, bikes, walking, ridesharing, telework, ferries, trains, park and rides, and other commuting and transportation options.
|Washington is considered one of the top bike-riding|
states in the country.
Indeed, this plan is truly reflective of all Washingtonians. Throughout its development, we’ve worked with our partners to engage the public, public transportation providers and other experts throughout the state in conversations about key issues like economic growth, technology and vulnerable populations.
Public transportation already plays a crucial role in our transportation system, our communities and in our state. Transportation providers and local leaders are working together to boost the value that public transportation adds and deliver a more sustainable, adaptive and responsive transportation system. The near-term actions outlined in the plan identify our next steps, and we have a progress report planned for December 2017.