STA Bus in Browne's Addition
Phonebank for more of these.

Next Tuesday evening, Transportation Choices Coalition is running a phone bank in support of STA Moving Forward, the Spokane Transit Authority’s ballot measure to maintain and improve service throughout the Spokane region. As I wrote in March, Spokane is a real city, our state’s second largest, with lots of transit riders, and a well-run transit agency that’s full of smart, cost-effective ideas to grow ridership and improve mobility. STA, Spokane transit riders, and the Yes! for Spokane Buses campaign deserve your support.

TCC needs about seven more people on their phone banks that night. There will be pizza and beer. I plan to be there: That’s how much I want this to pass!

Where: Transportation Choices Coalition Office, 219 1st Ave S, Suite 420.
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 4-7:30 PM. (You don’t have to stay the whole time.)

You can optionally RSVP at this Facebook event.

7 Replies to “Seattlites: Phonebank for Spokane Transit”

  1. Ha! That photo was taken on Cannon — right out in front of the Elk Public House. I was just there last weekend.

    1. Interesting that they chose a street with residual streetcar tracks on which to take that photo.

      1. I used to live a block away and there are no tracks in that street. It’s filled in cracks.

      2. There are no tracks there that I am aware of.

        But who cares? Forget about transit for a couple of minutes and just order the bulgogi tacos — delicious!

  2. I’m delighted(!) to see an acknowledgement of “a well-run transit agency that’s full of smart, cost-effective ideas to grow ridership and improve mobility.” How about an article that explains your criteria that this statement is based on, then comparing this region’s transit agencies against that standard?

    I’d like folks to have the same degree of investigation of all transit agencies vs. drinking their PR campaigns. There should be minimum levels of transparency and accountability rather than treating these so-called public agencies with kid gloves and as if they were private firms. Some disclose a lot, others hardly anything, yet we’re supposed to trust them implicitly. Then, when one bravely has an independent performance audit, which IMO they all should be required to have periodically, they find millions of dollars of savings and dozens of process improvements: kudos to King County and Metro for doing this and an APTA peer audit as well (they’re the best in the region)…Island Transit customers may have evaded the impact of that agency’s dramatic cuts if they had been required to have even just the former of these.

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