Skagit and Island Counties transportation issues to be the focus of State Transportation Commission meeting
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: April 10, 2012
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
MT. VERNON – Local, state and tribal officials from Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Island County and the surrounding region will share their transportation challenges and priorities with the Washington State Transportation Commission, which is meeting in Mt. Vernon next week as part of its statewide public outreach effort.
The meeting will take place at the CottonTree Convention Center, 2300 Market Street, Mt. Vernon, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. 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 in Skagit and Island Counties, including roads, ferries, rail, public transportation and trails. A panel discussion will focus on the region’s strong transportation partnerships that have successfully improved rail and transit service and other multi-modal needs, as well as collaboration on the Sharpes Corner and Anderson-LaVenture Road projects. A second panel will address the region’s transportation and economic development needs.
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. Later this year, the commission will be meeting in East Wenatchee, Pasco, Seattle and Tacoma.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
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