State Senate Transportation Listening Tour

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The Washington State Senate is on a listening tour to hear constituents’ thoughts on transit funding. When legislators arrive in Seattle on Monday, October 14th, be there to show support or testify on how transit funding is critical to our city and state’s economic health.

What: State Senate transportation listening tour
When: October 14, 2013, 6pm-9pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue, Seattle
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here so we have an estimate of the number of people attending

Action Requested:

Attend the October 14 listening tour and urge lawmakers to find a transit funding solution. Consider including the following points in your message:

  • Sustainable transit and road funding is critical for both employers and employees
  • King County has 30 percent of the state’s population, 40 percent of its jobs and half of its payroll
  • 17% cuts to transit will affect 7 out of every 10 transit riders and make it harder to get to work
  • But this is not just a King County problem; failure to pass HB 1954 will put our state at a competitive disadvantage

Or, if you cannot attend, please take a moment to share your thoughts on transit funding online, by clicking here.


This information was originally drafted by Downtown Seattle Association. Find more information about this news from Downtown Seattle Association here.

Center City Connector – Oct 29 Open House – Save the Date!

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The next Center City Connector open house is on Tuesday, October 29 from 5 – 7pm at Pike Place Market (location details below and on the website).

Mayor McGinn and the project team will give brief remarks from 5:30 – 6pm. Otherwise, the event will be open house-style, so come and go as you please. We’ll have light refreshments.

The purpose of the open house is to share the results of our final round of analysis – we’ll show how a streetcar on 1st Avenue would operate in mixed traffic versus its own lane. We hope you’ll join us to learn more and to share your feedback on the project.

If you have questions or would like to request any accommodations or interpretation for the event, please contact me at or (206) 386-4654.



Pike Place Market

The open house will be on the 3rd floor of the Pike Place Market Economy Building (above the section of the Market that houses the newsstand, Rachel the Pig, DeLaurenti’s, and mini donuts). We will be in the Elliot Bay Room and Atrium Loft space.

An ADA accessible entrance is located off of 1st Avenue, just south of Pike Street. Enter into the double doors of the Main Atrium, right next to La Vaca Burrito Express and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. We’ll have a welcome table right off the elevator.

Stairs are located just past Rachel the Pig, to the left of the Mt. Townsend Creamery booth.

The Market is a busy place – we’ll put as much signage out as we can to help guide you to the event!