Editor’s Note: The event date has changed to July 10 because the original date, June 26, conflicted with the first night of the Democratic presidential primary debates.

Politicians in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties are making crucial decisions that will transform the way people in the Puget Sound region get around in the years to come.

But some transit riders won’t see those changes for at least another decade. And their patience is wearing thin.

Is it possible to speed up construction of light rail? And if so, how? That was the most popular question asked by readers when Traffic Lab recently asked what you want to know about big transportation issues. Other readers also asked about equity in access to transit, from both a regional and socioeconomic perspective. 

Traffic Lab is a Seattle Times project that digs into the region’s thorny transportation issues, spotlights promising approaches to easing gridlock, and helps readers find the best ways to get around. It is funded with the help of community sponsors Alaska Airlines, Kemper Development Co., NHL Seattle, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company and Seattle Children’s hospital. Seattle Times editors and reporters operate independently of our funders and maintain editorial control over Traffic Lab content.

The Seattle Times’ Traffic Lab and WeWork’s Town Hall@We series will team up for an event July 10 where our reporters and a panel of experts will tackle those questions, explore the history of how we got here and discuss how we can move forward.

Stick around after for some food, drink and discussion where you can meet the Traffic Lab team, other panelists, and further delve into our shared transportation future.

This free event is open to the public, but space is limited, so please RSVP here.


Date: Wednesday, July 10

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Location: WeWork Hawk Tower

Address: 255 S. King St., Eighth Floor

Directions: If you’re taking public transit, the venue is near the King Street Station, the International District Station, the First Hill Streetcar, and bus routes that stop near Fourth Avenue and Jackson Street.

Email Michelle Baruchman at mbaruchman@seattletimes.com with questions.

We hope to see you there.