Transportation – the cost of getting to work, school, and other places – is the second-largest household expense (only housing costs more). But our community has lagged others in making the investments to ensure that more people have transportation options that are affordable, healthy, and expand job opportunity and access.
Greater transportation options through a dedicated sales tax would benefit working people, students, and seniors hoping to retain their independence. The sales tax would open up greater funding opportunities to partner with community organizations and the school system to ensure safe transportation opportunities, trails, sidewalks, and crosswalks for students getting to school or going to after-school activities. Wave could also provide free transit passes for students and enhance their transportation services and opportunities for older adults and those with disabilities to ensure they have access and can access the services they need.