Transportation in the Lower Yakima Valley subject of State Transportation Commission meeting, Sept. 9
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: September 3, 2015
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
SUNNYSIDE – The Washington State Transportation Commission will be in Sunnyside next week to meet with local officials and businesses to learn about the region’s transportation issues and challenges.
The meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Municipal Court/Council Chambers of the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, 401 Homer 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 4:45 p.m.
The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and transportation needs in the Lower Yakima Valley. Topics include street and road conditions, state highway preservation and maintenance, and public transportation needs. A panel including representatives from agriculture, transportation and commercial business sectors will discuss how economic development in the Lower Valley is furthered by the transportation system, especially highways and railroads. Another session focuses on the unique challenges facing tourism in the Yakima Valley and recent successes that help tourists travel more safely and efficiently to their destinations.
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 make recommendations to the Governor and State Legislature that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments throughout the State of Washington. The commission met in Kelso, Spokane and Seattle earlier this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
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