North Snohomish County transportation focus of Transportation Commission meeting, Nov. 16
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: November 9, 2016
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
MARYSVILLE – Local officials, tribal leaders and business groups will meet with the Washington State Transportation Commission in Marysville next week to discuss the region’s transportation issues, challenges and successes.
The meeting takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.16, in the Council Chambers, Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. 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 agenda features a series of short presentations on transportation needs and future plans in Marysville, Arlington, Lake Stevens and the north Snohomish County area. Representatives from the county and cities will discuss street and road conditions, and how land use and transportation affects community and economic development. A panel of public and private sector leaders will discuss how transportation impacts economic opportunities throughout north Snohomish County.
On Wednesday afternoon, three tribal governments located in north Snohomish County will share their transportation visions and priorities, and how they work with the state and others to achieve mobility, safety and economic development. Another session focuses on nonmotorized transportation in the area, including Snohomish County’s extensive trail system.
Community Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation will brief the commission on topics including public transportation, rail, and state highway preservation and maintenance. WSDOT also will provide a first-year report on the Interstate 405 express toll lanes that operate in Snohomish and east King counties.
The Washington State Transportation Commission meets in various locations of 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 governments throughout the State of Washington. The commission met in Kennewick, Moses Lake, and Vancouver earlier this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/