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Disability rights advocates at the bus stop

Washington State BIPOC and Disability Advocates Zero In on Highway Spending

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On March 9, advocacy organizations Front and Centered and Disability Rights Washington held the first of a series of press conferences calling for Washington State legislators to halt spending on new highways. Instead, the coalition urges lawmakers to prioritize investments in building missing sidewalks and creating reliable transit and paratransit systems to serve all Washington towns and cities.
RTD 15 bus in red bus-only lane on 15th Street in Denver

Commentary: Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Transit

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If you draw a massive venn diagram of all the characteristics we want out of our transportation system – safety, affordability, less congestion, less pollution, and more access that’s more equitable – you’ll find transit sitting right at the sweet spot in the center. This year, 2021, is the year to build a more robust and sophisticated transit system in Denver, and we may finally have the funding to do it, writes Matt Frommer, a Senior Transportation Associate with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).