|Former Governor Christine Gregoire joins with the heads|
of Seattle businesses to announce "Challenge Seattle."
The group yesterday announced a plan to address a transportation system that's not up to par with the rest of what the City has to offer. It includes making I-5 into a “smart corridor”; building a better framework for coordinated operations and planning; putting citizens at the center of transportation planning; maintaining existing assets; creating a sustainable funding model; and integrating planning and policy development officials.
Challenge Seattle also committed to have no more than 35 percent of its employees commuting via single-occupancy vehicles by 2035. Microsoft is contributing by offering space on its campus to test intelligent highway solutions as part of the initiative.