Transportation Commission to explore Yakima area transportation issues at May 16 meeting

Washington State Transportation Commission – NEWS
Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308

May 9, 2018

Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC Executive Director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)

YAKIMA – Yakima residents are invited to join the Washington State Transportation Commission as it learns about the area’s transportation system during a public meeting next week in Yakima.  Local officials and community leaders from the Yakima area will provide information and share their perspectives on transportation issues, challenges, and successes.

The meeting takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Council Chambers, Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2d Street. This is a public meeting and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

The meeting features a series of short presentations on transportation needs in Yakima, Yakima County, and cities in the Upper and Lower Yakima Valley. Presenters from the City of Yakima, Yakima County and the Washington State Department of Transportation will discuss how the three entities are collaborating on transportation improvements connected with redevelopment at the site of the former Cascade Mill.

Another panel will emphasize the connections between transportation and economic development, including agribusiness, industry, and tourism. The agenda also includes a briefing on active transportation opportunities and developments.

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 to the State Legislature and Governor that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments throughout the State of Washington. In 2018, the commission also meets in Oak Harbor, Port Angeles, Seattle, and Walla Walla.


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