VOWS allows Washingtonians to share opinions about how to improve transportation

The Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) yesterday launched the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) statewide public engagement program, which includes seven regional online discussion forums and an online survey panel. The WSTC is asking state residents to log on to www.voiceofwashingtonstate.org to sign up and share input on how to improve the state’s transportation system. Individuals can join the VOWS Online Discussion Forums and publicly voice their opinions, post ideas, and interact with other citizens in their community. They can also join the VOWS Survey Panel to participate in occasional online surveys. The goal is to gather public input on Washington state transportation policy and funding, and to inform the statewide discussion and decision-making process. The governor and Legislature will be briefed on the ideas and data generated through the online discussion forums and surveys.