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UW Professor Outlines Key Factors in Puget Sound’s Transportation Future

Published on June 24, 2015

Mark Hallenbeck, director of the University of Washington’s Washington State Transportation Center and a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been studying Northwest transit for years. Looking to the future he has identified the following key considerations that will play important roles in shaping the regions transportation:

  1. Growth will be inward, not outward
  2. We have no option but to encourage public transit
  3. Demographic changes present a challenge and opportunity
  4. Economic growth is both the cause of many problems, and a big reason they need fixing
  5. Tech innovation is a wild card

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