Transportation Commission to hold community meeting focusing on Spokane area Transportation efforts

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070

Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)

Virtual meeting Sept. 21 & 22

OLYMPIA – Community leaders and local officials from the Spokane regional area will meet virtually with the Washington State Transportation Commission next week to share their perspectives on transportation issues, challenges, and needs.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., and reconvene on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to limitations on the size of gatherings in response to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom Webinar. People interested in attending can register on the commission’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live on TVW at

On Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Transportation Council will brief the commission on the region’s rural and urban transportation needs. Representatives of Spokane County will cover the challenges and approaches to maintaining a large county road system in a mix of rural and urban environments. And staff from the City of Spokane will brief the commission on the delivery of its 20-year local levy investments.

Tuesday’s meeting will end with briefings on transportation and economic development. The commission will hear how the Spokane Airport’s capital projects and plans support growth of the regional multimodal freight network, increase demand for air service and drive economic development. Greater Spokane Inc. and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber will give a presentation on the connections between economic vitality and the transportation network, highlighting how air, highway and rail networks affect economic development in Spokane County.

During Wednesday’s session, the commission will learn about how the Spokane Transit Authority is delivering projects in the voter-approved, 10-year Moving Forward Plan. Next, Spokane’s three public development authorities will brief the commission on various approaches to advancing economic development in the county, based on the needs of each authority’s geographic area and unique transportation demands. The commission will hear from the Kalispel Tribe on its efforts to develop trust land in Spokane County and how that development connects to the local transportation system.

The meeting concludes with a multijurisdictional panel that will discuss the North Spokane Corridor project, providing an overview of the project, its impact to the area, and how communities have been involved in the project design and advancement. Local partners will discuss both short- and long-term impacts of the NSC on their organizations and constituencies.

Members of the public wishing to offer comments can do so during the public comment period by posting their name in the Q&A box that can be found on-screen during the virtual meeting. Written comments can also be submitted via email at:

For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit:


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information: Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by the Commission Office at (360) 705-7070 or Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

Title VI Notice to Public
It is the Washington State Transportation Commission’s (WSTC) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO’s Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7090.