Mobility issues to be the focus of Transportation Commission's meeting in Renton, Nov. 17
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: November 12, 2015
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
RENTON – The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet in Renton next week with local officials and citizens to learn about area transportation issues, challenges and successes.
The meeting takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Council Chambers, Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. 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 4:15 p.m.
The meeting features a series of short presentations and discussions on transportation, focused on the area framed by Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Kent. Topics include street and road conditions, Renton Municipal and King County airports, rail traffic, and public transportation improvements.
Washington State Department of Transportation staff will provide an update on the operations of the Interstate 405 express toll lanes, and the newly-funded plan to extend the lanes south from Bellevue to State Route 167. A panel including representatives from the Puget Sound Regional Council and King County Metro will discuss how each agency is considering social equity in transportation access and delivery. Another session will focus on how Renton and other south King County communities are coordinating investments in transportation, economic development and recreation that encourage healthy lifestyles and provide transportation options.
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, Seattle and Sunnyside earlier this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
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