Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: November 14, 2014
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
LAKEWOOD – The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet with local and state officials in Lakewood to learn about the region’s transportation issues and challenges. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Council Chambers at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street.
The commission has revised its meeting agenda to delay until early 2015 a proposal for toll rates and exemptions on Interstate 405 express toll lanes, currently under construction between Bellevue and Lynnwood. When the commission finalizes its proposal on the I-405 express toll lanes, it also will establish times and places for public input on the proposal.
The meeting with local officials will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and transportation needs in Lakewood and the surrounding area. Topics include the recent work and future plans to address congestion in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Corridor, street and road conditions in Lakewood and surrounding areas of Pierce County, and public transportation updates from Pierce Transit and Sound Transit.
In addition to Lakewood and regional items, the commission plans to take action at 11:30 a.m. to name the next 144-car ferry. Names under consideration are Chimacum, Cowlitz, Sammamish, and Suquamish.
The commission meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
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/