Vancouver and Clark County Transportation to be the focus of State Transportation Commission meeting
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: November 7, 2011
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA – Local officials from Vancouver and Clark County will share their transportation challenges and priorities with the Washington State Transportation Commission, which is meeting in Vancouver next week as part of its statewide public outreach work.
The meeting will take place in the Port of Vancouver Commission Room, 3103 NW Lower River Road, starting at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14. 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 4:30 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 and freight, in the Vancouver area. The meeting also will include a panel discussion focused on transportation, jobs and the regional economy. The panel includes Eric Fuller, chair of the Columbia River Economic Development Council; Larry Paulson, executive director of the Port of Vancouver; Rex Burkholder, Metro councilor and vice-chair of the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation; and Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the State of Washington. Another panel will discuss regional and local system priorities in a time of shrinking revenues.
The commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Vancouver City Hall for a briefing on the Columbia River Crossing project and a tour of the project area.
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. In 2012, the commission will be meeting in Mt. Vernon, East Wenatchee, Pasco and Tacoma.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov