Last month “on ramp” linked to a PSRC poll on attitudes to transportation in our region (pdf). Although it’s important not to read too much into polls, the findings are pretty encouraging to transit advocates, and there’s some useful information on messaging:
- “Addressing climate change” is highly important, but doesn’t resonate as well as “protecting waters” and “ensuring clean air”
- Expanding transit is top transportation priority
- “Moving traffic and people safely” and “Reducing traffic congestion” are highly important (but not as “intense” as some environmental priorities)
- No funding alternatives are “popular” but a vehicle emissions fee is least offensive
Those highlights merely scratch the surface; check out the presentation.