Clarkston and Snake River Valley transportation to the focus of State Transportation Commission
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: September 12, 2011
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA – Local officials from Clarkston, Asotin County, and other parts of the Snake River Valley will share their transportation challenges and priorities with the Washington State Transportation Commission, which is meeting in Clarkston next week as part of its statewide public outreach effort.
The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at Clarkston City Hall, 829 5th Street, Clarkston, starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 20. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
The agenda features a series of short presentations and discussions about current successes and challenges, future plans and needs for transportation, including public transportation, in the Clarkston vicinity. The meeting also will include a panel discussion focused on transportation and economic development needs in the Snake River Valley. The panel includes Wanda Keefer, Port Manager, Port of Clarkston; Joe Poire, Executive Director, Port of Whitman County; and David Doeringsfeld, Port Manager, Port of Lewiston. Garfield County Commissioner Dean Burton will lead a discussion on meeting transportation needs of the elderly, looking at the unique programs developed in Garfield and Columbia counties.
The Washington State Transportation Commission holds several meetings throughout the state each year to gain insight from local government, industry and citizens about transportation issues that affect their communities and region. This information helps the commission to develop and implement transportation policies and recommendations that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments of the State of Washington. The commission will be meeting in Vancouver in November 2011.For more information about the Commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit the Transportation Commission’s Web site at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/