JRO led Intercity Road Trip, a public engagement project to chart the future of public transportation in Thurston County based on community priorities. Over 3,500 people participated in the first phase, generating some 10,000 ideas. JRO then worked with the Transit Authority and community Steering Committee to build “future scenarios” which were vetted through workshops, online surveys and public opinion polls. Support was strongest for a transformative service scenario and nine associated system enhancements. As a result, the Authority opted to put the decision to a public vote and, in November 2018, voters approved Proposition 1 – a 4/10th of 1% sales tax increase – by approximately 67%.
Approved by 67% of voters