Focus Foward Breakfast Roundtable

Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable

This Month’s Focus:
Changing Trends in Transportation

  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; Program 8–9 a.m.
    For those able to stay, additional Q&A and networking will continue until 9:30 a.m.
  • Blueacre Seafood [map]
    1700 7th Ave.
The average commute to downtown Seattle isn’t so average anymore. For many, the days of sitting alone in the car on the way to work are in the rearview mirror.

In its most recent survey findings, Commute Seattle (a commuter service organization formed by the Downtown Seattle Association, SDOT and King County Metro) indicates 70 percent of downtown commuters are now choosing transit, biking, rideshare, walking or some other way to get to work. This transportation shift is happening during a period of unprecedented growth, with the number of jobs in downtown now topping 260,000.

What does this change in behavior mean for our daily trek? How are employers affecting transit ridership? What do these trends signal for the future of commuting in Seattle?

Moderated by Bob Royer of Gallatin Public Affairs, our March Focus Forward panel will examine the shift in our commuting activity, the role employers are taking to provide transportation options and what the transportation future holds for Seattle and region.


Jonathan Hopkins
Executive Director
Commute Seattle
Ben Franz-Knight
Executive Director
Pike Place Market PDA
Bree Moore
Transportation & Life Safety Program Administrator
Global Workplace Resources
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tracy Taylor
General Manager
Elliott Bay Book Company
This free event is by invitation only for DSA members and Gallatin Public Affairs clients & friends (limit one guest per attendee, please).

Please contact Kaarin Borel at or 206.613.3245 with any questions.

Online registration is now closed.

Presented by the Downtown Seattle Association and Gallatin Public Affairs.

Venue sponsor:

Blueacre Seafood

AV partner: