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Please sign below, to save Michael Ennis' popular Transportation Blog (2007-2012) at the Washington State Policy Center (WPC) -

Letter to WPC: We are sorry to hear that Michael Ennis has left the WPC as Transportation Director. As donors and supporters of WPC, or, those who read Ennis' blog regularly, the undersigned requests that WPC does not delete Ennis' blog, or, any of his transportation reports, from the Washington Policy Center.

Michael Ennis' blog and reports are extensively researched. There is nobody in Seattle who comes close in terms of the amount of research that Ennis has done on state transportation issues. There are 37 pages on Mike's WPC blog, linking to thousands of blog entries, thousands of additional references, and dozens if not hundreds of WPC Transportation reports written by Mike Ennis.

Mike Ennis is one of only a few bloggers in the United States who have produced this tremendous volume of material on transportation issues. Others include Randall O'Toole of Oregon, and Dr. Peter Gordon of USC. Therefore, the potential loss of Mike Ennnis' blog and reports from the WPC Server is a tremendous loss to not only Washington State, but also the nation.

This is an urgent matter, since I don't know if the WPC server could be programmed to delete his blog, and technical reports, by Monday. One WPC staffer, members of the Eastside Transportation Association, and associates of Mike Ennis at his two employers, declined to answer my question as to whether the blog would be saved.

At the very least, WPC Officials, could you please provide a date when his blog will be deleted, so that we can print out all of Mike's entries, reports, and references? Indeed, I am interested in graduate school at colleges where several professors agree with the views of Mike Ennis.

Therefore, I hope you can save all of the entries, or, provide a deadline so I can print them. And, I certainly know many others who know Mike Ennis and his work at WPC, and find his blog among the very best. Thanks for your consideration. Best regards, Tom Lane


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