"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Commute Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Website: www.urbanresearch.org

Commute Seattle is a not-for-profit Transportation Management Association (TMA) working to provide alternatives to drive-alone commute trips into Downtown Seattle’s 10 neighborhoods. We are a 501c(4) not-for-profit, public-private partnership commissioned, funded, and governed by an Advisory Board of executive leaders from the Downtown Seattle Association, King County Metro, and the City of Seattle.

We seek to reduce the drive-alone commute rate in Downtown Seattle to 30% by 2016, making Seattle a strong leader among peer cities in supporting alternatives to driving alone.

Commute Seattle is committed to delivering transportation services that not only reduce congestion and support increased commuter options, but also support business objectives in greater Downtown. These services include:

- Transportation consultations to support a property or small business’ assessment of its transportation benefit program elements,

- Offering a range of services and commute option products tailored to individual business needs,Education and marketing of transportation information to businesses and commuters; and

-Marketing and selling ORCA Business Passport to Downtown employers.

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