Transportation Commission to discuss area transportation issues at April meeting in Union Gap

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

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

UNION GAP – Transportation challenges and priorities for residents, businesses and visitors to the Yakima Valley will be the focus of a two-day visit to Union Gap by the Washington State Transportation Commission next week. The meeting features a series of presentations by local officials and community leaders on transportation needs in Union Gap, Yakima County, cities in the upper and lower Yakima Valley, and the Yakama Nation.

The meeting takes place from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, and from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the City Council Chambers, Union Gap City Hall, 102 West Ahtanum Road. This is a public meeting and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday.

Highlights of the two-day meeting include:

  • The successful collaboration of multiple jurisdictions to build out the East-West Corridor and redevelop the site of the former Cascade Mill.
  • Critical connections between transportation and economic development, including agribusiness, industry, and tourism.
  • Area active transportation opportunities and developments, such as the Yakima Greenway parks and pathways.

The commission will also consider a proposal from Douglas County residents to name a portion of US 97 through Douglas County the “World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.”

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 develop and implement transportation policies and make recommendations to the State Legislature and Governor. Later this year, the commission will hold local meetings in Clarkston, Battle Ground, and Anacortes.

People interested in attending the meeting virtually can do so by registering on the commission’s website. The meeting will also be streamed live on the TVW website.

Free WiFi access is available at the Yakima Valley Libraries for people who wish to participate in the online meeting:

  • Yakima Library, 102 North Third, Yakima
  • Terrace Heights Library, 4011 Commonwealth, Yakima
  • Southeast Library, 1211 S. 7th St., Yakima
  • Moxee Library, 255 W. Seattle, Moxee

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, or national origin, 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 360-705-7082.