Seattle Hosts Cascadia Megaregion #BeyondTraffic Forum

Seattle Mayor and Secretary of Transportation discuss transportation in the future, and the Cascadia Megaregion

The Seattle forum was part of a larger tour to hear from civic and community leaders aro to take our country #beyondtransit.

On Tuesday, October 6th, Seattle mayor Ed Murray hosted the Cascadia Beyond from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at City Hall. Participants were invited to join a conversation about ideas and challenges facing transit and transportation in the Pacific Northwest, and how planning along regional, and mega-regional lines, might be able to help. 

Beyond Traffic is an invitation to the American public by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) —including the users, developers, owners, and operators of the transportation network and the policy officials who shape it—to have a frank conversation about the shape, size, and condition of that system and how it will meet the needs and goals of our nation for decades to come. 

Beyond Traffic Megaregion Forums

In September and October, the Department of Transportation will host 11 forums, one in each of the megaregions identified in Beyond Traffic.

These events will facilitate conversation, solicit feedback, and inform our final Beyond Traffic report on key transportation trends and potential policy considerations. During each forum, citizens, elected officials, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, transportation industry partners, business owners, and community leaders will have the opportunity to bring their region-specific experience to this discussion on the challenges identified in the report and potential solutions to those challenges.

You can find the list of host cities, megaregions, and dates below. To register for a forum, click on the host city:

- See more at: You can follow the USDOT Beyond Traffic Project on twitter at #BeyondTraffic, or contact organizers at