The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is a Peninsula-wide organization working to address transportation and mobility issues for

Seattle’s largest constituency. Representing more than 100,000 people living and working in the 10 square mile area between the Duwamish River and Puget Sound, these community leaders, advocates, business owners, residents and workers focused on addressing transportation and commuting challenges caused by:

1. The reduction of mass transit services: The current insufficient level of service will be compounded by the proposed cuts in our already under served area. 2. Loss of infrastructure: The scheduled removal of the SR-99 Viaduct without sufficient replacement capacity on other routes to and from our Peninsula. 3. Density without transportation capacity: The region’s commitment to increased density is not matched with equivalent increases in transportation capacity to serve the Peninsula’s steadily growing population. 4. Natural barriers: West Seattle has only limited routes connecting it to downtown and beyond for the vast majority of its commuters. Mass transit is the only option that can move us across these choke points to keep our transportation systems functioning. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition calls upon our city, county and state elected officials to produce permanent solutions to these identified challenges affecting our Peninsula. We call upon the City of Seattle to:     Implement immediate, short, and long term sustainable funding for transportation Increase traffic capacity of surface streets Match transportation services to increased density Utilize SDOT Transit Master Plan funding options to mitigate impacts of transit orientated development (TOD)

We call upon King County to:    Implement immediate, short, and long term sustainable funding for transportation Match transit services to increased population Get permanent funding authority from the state for transit

We call upon the State of Washington to:   Implement immediate, short, and long term sustainable funding for transportation Grant permanent regional funding authority increases for transit tied to population and tax revenue growth

The coalition looks forward to partnering with you directly on the matters stated above. We request that you send us your transportation action plan for West Seattle, with milestones, by December 9th , via email. We respectfully invite you to RSVP and present at our January 14th public meeting.

Sincerely, The West Seattle Transportation Coalition

Cc: City of Seattle: Mayor, Michael McGinn Council President, Sally Clark Councilmember, Tom Rasmussen Councilmember, Jean Godden Councilmember, Richard Conlin Councilmember, Bruce Harrell Councilmember, Sally Bagshaw Councilmember, Nick Licata Councilmember, Tim Burgess Councilmember, Mike O'Brien Department of Transportation Director, Peter Hahn Port of Seattle CEO, Tay Yoshitani Port of Seattle Commissioner, John Creighton Port of Seattle Commissioner, Courtney Gregoire Port of Seattle Commissioner, Stephanie Bowman Port of Seattle Commissioner, Tom Albro Port of Seattle Commissioner, Bill Bryant King County: Executive, Dow Constantine Councilmember, Joe McDermott Councilmember, Rod Dembowski Councilmember, Larry Gossett Councilmember, Kathy Lambert Councilmember, Larry Phillips Councilmember, Julia Patterson Councilmember, Jane Hague Councilmember, Pete von Reichbauer Councilmember, Reagan Dunn King County Metro General Manager, Kevin Desmond Sound Transit Executive Director, Joni Earl State of Washington: Governor, Jay Inslee Washington State 43rd District Senator, Ed Murray Washington State 34th District Representative, Eileen Cody Washington State 34th District Representative, Joe Fitzgibbon Washington State 34th District Senator, Sharon Nelson Candidates: Seattle City Council candidate, Kshama Sawant Seattle City Council candidate, Sam Bellomio Seattle City Council candidate, Edwin B. Fruit Seattle City Council candidate, Albert Shen King County Executive candidate, Alan E. Lobdell King County Council candidate, Naomi Wilson King County Council candidate, Andy Massagli King County Council candidate, Dave Upthegrove King County Council candidate, Shari Song Port of Seattle Commissioner candidate, Pete Lewis Port of Seattle Commissioner candidate, John Naubert Port of Seattle Commissioner candidate, Michael Wolfe Port of Seattle Commissioner candidate, Richard Pope

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