Walla Walla transportation the focus of State Transportation Commission meeting, June 19
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: June 11, 2013
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
WALLA WALLA – Transportation challenges and priorities for the Walla Walla area will be the focus of a Washington State Transportation Commission meeting when members visit the city next week. Local officials from Walla Walla County, the cities of Walla Walla, College Place and Waitsburg and community business leaders will participate as part of the commission’s statewide public outreach effort.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at City Council Chambers, Walla Walla City Hall, 15 N. 3rd Ave. 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.
The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and needs for transportation in the Walla Walla area. Topics include streets and roads, port activities, public transportation and economic vitality.
The meeting will include a panel discussion focused on the connections between agriculture and transportation, a presentation on Walla Walla’s downtown success story, and discussion of the newly formed Metropolitan Planning Organization that straddles the state line. In addition, Jim Kuntz, Port of Walla Walla, and Tristan Atkins, Aviation Division director for the Washington State Department of Transportation, will talk about the institutional and financial challenges facing regional and community airports across the state.
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. The commission will be meeting in Seattle, Colville, and Bothell later this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/