Columbia Basin transportation to be a focus of Transportation Commission's Moses Lake meeting April 20
Transportation Commission Office - PO Box 47308 - Olympia, WA 98504-7308
Date: April 13, 2016
Contact: Reema Griffith, Transportation Commission Executive Director, 360-705-7070
MOSES LAKE – Local officials and businesses will have an opportunity to meet with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week in Moses Lake to share information about the region’s transportation issues and challenges.
The meeting takes place Wednesday, April 20, in the Council Chambers, Moses Lake Civic Center, 401 S. Balsam Street. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 5 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 4:45 p.m.
The meeting features a series of short presentations on successes and challenges, future plans and transportation needs in the Columbia Basin region. Topics include street and road conditions, state highway preservation and maintenance, public transportation, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
At 11:30 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation will present its technical analysis of raising the speed limit to 75 miles per hour on portions of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington. An opportunity for public comment on the I-90 speed limit proposal will immediately follow.
On Wednesday afternoon, a panel of representatives from the agricultural, manufacturing and transportation industries will discuss how the region’s transportation system impacts economic development in the Basin. Another session focuses on the unique benefits and opportunities the Grant County International Airport brings to the region.
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 meet in Kennewick, Marysville, and Vancouver later this year.
For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/