Tolling and viaduct related projects the focus of State Transportation Commission meeting in Seattle
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: May 16, 2012
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
SEATTLE – Tolling and traffic management related to the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project and associated city projects in and around downtown Seattle top the agenda items for the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting next week in Seattle.
The commission, the state’s tolling authority, also will receive a status report from the Washington State Department of Transportation and King County on traffic, revenue and transit ridership since tolling began on the SR 520 bridge and hear an update on the I-405 Express Toll Lanes project.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 23, in the Executive Board Room of the Puget Sound Regional Council, 1011 Western Avenue, Seattle. 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 4:45 p.m.
Starting at 9 a.m., the City of Seattle will give a presentation on the Mercer Street, Spokane Street, Alaskan Way and East Marginal Way improvements, all projects that are connected with the tunnel being built to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Former Mayor Charley Royer, co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management (ACTT), will brief the commission on the committee’s work. The ACTT is tasked with making advisory recommendations by December 2012 on ways to minimize diversion from the tunnel to city streets, and on toll rates and policies.
The commission will also hear briefings on Sound Transit projects, the Puget Sound Regional Council’s long-range transportation plan, and proposed new bulk commodity export facilities during the afternoon.
For more information about the Commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit the Transportation Commission’s Web site at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov/
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