Tri-Cities transportation issues highlight Transportation Commission meeting, September 18
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: September 4, 2012
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
OLYMPIA –Transportation challenges and priorities in the Tri-Cities region will be the topic of discussion as local and state officials from Pasco, Franklin County and neighboring cities and counties meet with the Washington State Transportation Commission this month. The meeting is part of the commission’s public outreach effort to gather statewide input on transportation policies and funding priorities.
The public meeting will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Pasco City Hall, 525 N. Third Avenue, Pasco. Persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 3:15 p.m.
The meeting features a series of short presentations and discussions about current successes and challenges, future plans and needs for transportation in the Tri-Cities area, including roads and rail, public transportation and airports. A panel discussion will focus on the challenges facing regional airports and a presentation will include the transportation aspects of the Mid-Columbia energy initiative. The initiative is geared toward making Tri-Cities the national leader in sustainable energy solutions and energy independence.
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.
For more information about the Commission and complete meeting agendas for both meetings, visit the Transportation Commission’s Web site at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/
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