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Transit, Transportation & Infrastructure

Access to affordable, reliable transportation opens new doors and a city full of possibilities. We need the kind of expansive and synergistic transit system that connects people to the places they want to go and lives up to this city’s innovative spirit.

Meanwhile, Seattle’s decaying infrastructure puts this potential at risk – ill-equipped to keep up with the city’s growth, creating long commutes and transportation headaches. We must solve existing issues and proactively respond to future challenges.

With your vote, I will act on critical transportation priorities to:

  • Get transit back on track, as we emerge from the pandemic, by increasing frequency of service, broadening route options, and working with Metro to better connect different methods of transportation.

  • Increase e-bike usage and support electric cars by placing and constructing charging stations so they are widely available and conveniently located. As demand for gasoline decreases, work to clean up and repurpose valuable land for electric vehicles, affordable housing, retail, and community uses.

  • Accelerate repair and maintenance of aging facilities like the West Seattle Bridge, Magnolia Bridge, and other critical infrastructure needs that connect our neighborhoods and people.

  • Continue investing in safe sidewalks and bike lanes while implementing Vision Zero concepts that will help keep every commuter safe.

  • Listen to and act on the needs of transit and rideshare drivers – investing in solutions to ensure safety and wellbeing on the job, and furthering first-in-the-nation organizing protections.

  • Push the boundaries of transportation innovation, work to expedite Sound Transit 3 construction, explore groundbreaking potential proposals like Cascadia high speed rail, and work with the Biden administration to secure funding for new and existing projects.

As Mayor, I’ll look holistically at our transportation system, to improve service, make needed infrastructure investments, and committing to equitable, reliable service for every resident.

By doing so, we will lower emissions, reduce commute times, and boast a world-class transportation system that connects neighbors to jobs, schools, and each other.