Transportation Commission to focus on Seattle-area transportation issues at July 21-22 meeting
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: July 15, 2015
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
SEATTLE – The Washington State Transportation Commission will be in Seattle next week to meet with local officials to learn about the region’s transportation issues and challenges.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, in the Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle WA. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment periods at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and transportation needs in Seattle and the surrounding area. Topics include street and road conditions, public transportation, and ports. A panel of state and local officials will discuss how they collaborate and coordinate on emergency preparedness and response for events such as earthquakes and oil train derailments, including the role that public transportation can play. Another session focuses on the rise of transportation alternatives – such as car and bike share programs, the growth in for-hire vehicles and autonomous vehicles – and what these options mean for city transportation in the future.
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 Sunnyside and Renton later this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/
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