Crosscut's transportation event of the year happens tonight
at 10:47am by Cambria Roth
Should we reduce the speed limit on all city roads down to a 30 mph max? Should the privately funded hockey and basketball stadium be located in SoDo or in Tukwila? Should residents in the suburbs have to pay for major transportation improvements in other parts of the metropolitan area?
Debate these topics and more at tonight’s Community Idea Lab, where you’ll be asked to cast the deciding vote. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Mercer Island Community Center. Tickets are available at the door, $5 for Crosscut members and $10 general admission.
After hearing from these dynamic speakers, you’ll join a “lab team” to debate one of the pressing and controversial transportation issues under consideration today, moderated by a transportation expert. You’ll move beyond the nuanced discussions to dig into frank, open dialogue about what you think, and how you would address this topic.
Transportation expert lab team moderators include:
- Michael Hubner, Principal Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council
- Brian Lagerberg, Director of Public Transportation, WSDOT
- Mike Rimoin, Business Development Manager, Commute Seattle
- Jeanne Acutanza, Director of Public Agency Services, Transpo Group
- Anthony Auriemma, City Council staff for Tom Rasmussen
- Andres Mantilla, Senior Vice President, CBE Strategic
- Steve Gorcester, Regional Director, Transportation Improvement Board
- Shefali Ranganathan, Director of Programs, Transportation Choices Coalition
- Zach Shaner, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Commute Seattle
- Dylan Counts, WSDOT Liaison to Sound Transit
- Andrew Austin, Policy Director, Transportation Choices
- Priya Singh, Associate, PRR
- Burr Stewart, Principle, Burrst
- Brett Houghton, Senior Associate, PRR
- Kate Harloe, Crosscut Public Media
- Hester Serebrin, Policy Analyst, Transportation Choices Coalition