Transportation Votes Will Help Foster Innovation


The big election news for the innovation economy today is what the voters did on transportation. Even in tough economic times voters understood that mass transit has to improve or we will cripple our economy.

People can argue if all the components of Proposition 1 were the right ones, but voters supported it and voted down I-985, which would have slowed down express transit buses. No matter how many people telecommute, we still do have to get around this region and smart investments in transportation are critically important to keeping us competitive.

Susannah Malarkey is the Executive Director of the Technology Alliance, a statewide organization of leaders from technology businesses and research institutions dedicated to Washington's long-term economic success Follow @

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