Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: September 9, 2013
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
COLVILLE – Transportation challenges and priorities for the northeast Washington area will be the focus of a meeting with the Washington State Transportation Commission when it visits Colville next week. Local officials from Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties; the cities of Colville, Newport and Republic; and the Kalispel and Spokane Tribes will participate as part of the commission’s statewide public outreach effort.
The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at City Council Chambers, Colville City Hall, 170 Oak St. 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 11:45 a.m.
The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and needs for transportation in the northeast Washington region. Topics include local and state roadways, freight transportation, public transportation and economic vitality. The meeting also will include presentations from the North East Washington (N.E.W.) Regional Transportation Planning Organization and Eastern Region Office of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Before the Colville meeting, the commission will tour the completed portion of the North Spokane Corridor and the area of the proposed corridor from Interstate 90 to Francis Avenue. The commission tour also will include US 395 from Spokane to Colville, US 2 from Newport to Spokane, and portions of State Route 20 in Stevens and Pend Oreille County.
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 a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
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