Cowlitz County transportation issues the focus of State Transportation Commission's meeting, April 21
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: April 15, 2015
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
KELSO – The Washington State Transportation Commission will be in Kelso next week to meet with local officials and businesses to learn about the region’s transportation issues and challenges.
The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Kelso City Hall, Council Chambers, 203 South Pacific. 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 transportation needs in Kelso, Longview and the surrounding area. Topics include street and road conditions, tourism, public transportation, and tribal transportation. Representatives of the ports of Kalama and Longview will lead a session focusing on the connections between the ports and their agriculture, forestry, and industrial imports and exports. Another session focuses on the mobility and safety challenges posed by the road and rail conflicts in and around State Route 432.
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 throughout the State of Washington. The commission will be meeting in Spokane, Seattle, Sunnyside and Renton later this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/