It’s time for the University of Washington to join other major institutions in Seattle/King County in providing free transit passes to all their employees.  We want UW to be a climate leader and a transit champion, not a low-road employer.  We’re asking UW to do the right thing and provide full transit benefits for all UW employees starting in fall 2018.

 
  "Free UPasses will help the UW be more sustainable and friendly to commuters who cannot afford to live in the very expensive gentrified University District, like myself."   - Haliehana Stepetin, Preservation and Museum Specialist, Burke Museum at the University of Washington

"Free UPasses will help the UW be more sustainable and friendly to commuters who cannot afford to live in the very expensive gentrified University District, like myself."

- Haliehana Stepetin, Preservation and Museum Specialist, Burke Museum at the University of Washington

  "The University of Washington, home of much good climate research, should know that promoting clean transportation is key to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Providing free U-Passes is a no-brainer.”     - Andrew Kidde, lead of 350 Seattle's Transportation Team

"The University of Washington, home of much good climate research, should know that promoting clean transportation is key to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Providing free U-Passes is a no-brainer.”  

- Andrew Kidde, lead of 350 Seattle's Transportation Team

  "Providing free transit passes to employees isn't just good for the UW, it's good for the community. It's time for the UW to take action on reducing congestion, reducing carbon emissions and treating their workers fairly."    -  Kate Brunette, Transit Riders Union

"Providing free transit passes to employees isn't just good for the UW, it's good for the community. It's time for the UW to take action on reducing congestion, reducing carbon emissions and treating their workers fairly."

Kate Brunette, Transit Riders Union

 
  “The University District is choking with cars and exhaust.  We are choke city!  We need a free U-Pass so more people will take the bus.”     -  Yoro Sangare, Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 3, UWMC

“The University District is choking with cars and exhaust.  We are choke city!  We need a free U-Pass so more people will take the bus.” 

Yoro Sangare, Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist 3, UWMC

  "With housing prices in Seattle rising quickly, more and more employees are unable to afford living anywhere near their workplace. If UWMC wants to remain the employer of choice, they should offer a free U-Pass, just like other large employers in the area offer free transit benefits to their employees."   - Scott McDowell, Imaging Technologist at UW Roosevelt Clinic

"With housing prices in Seattle rising quickly, more and more employees are unable to afford living anywhere near their workplace. If UWMC wants to remain the employer of choice, they should offer a free U-Pass, just like other large employers in the area offer free transit benefits to their employees."

- Scott McDowell, Imaging Technologist at UW Roosevelt Clinic

  "Projected UW growth will overwhelm the present low rate of drive-alone commuting creating unprecedented gridlock at major intersections throughout the U District.  With climate change and the U District traffic both screaming out for fewer motor vehicle trips, the UW needs to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability by fully funding the employee U-Pass similar to other large employers in King County.  To better mitigate its growth, the UW needs to provide this effective incentive for commuters to ride transit.”   - Jesse Piedfort, Washington Chapter Director of the Sierra Club

"Projected UW growth will overwhelm the present low rate of drive-alone commuting creating unprecedented gridlock at major intersections throughout the U District.  With climate change and the U District traffic both screaming out for fewer motor vehicle trips, the UW needs to demonstrate its leadership in sustainability by fully funding the employee U-Pass similar to other large employers in King County.  To better mitigate its growth, the UW needs to provide this effective incentive for commuters to ride transit.”

- Jesse Piedfort, Washington Chapter Director of the Sierra Club