Public invited to share thoughts on transportation priorities, fundingDecember 10th, 2012 by ed friedrich
A new online survey invites Washington citizens to share their
ideas about the state’s transportation priorities and how to pay
In January, the Legislature and governor will be faced with tough choices on how to meet the state’s growing transportation needs. It’s believed that changing driving habits, increased fuel-efficiency and more electric cars will make the gas tax an unsustainable transportation revenue source for the long-term.
To help decision makers, the Washington State Transportation Commission launched a statewide survey seeking public opinion about transportation funding and investment priorities. Washington residents who sign up for the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) survey panel will receive an email inviting them to take an online survey. The results will be reported to the governor and Legislature at the start of the 2013 session.
The VOWS survey panel currently has more than 18,000 members and continues to grow. Sign up at www.voiceofwashingtonsurvey.org by Dec. 17. Throughout the coming year, members of the survey panel will be invited to participate in online surveys on a variety of transportation topics.
For more information on the VOWS program or WSTC, call (360) 705-7070, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wstc.wa.gov .