Transportation Commission to visit Clarkston June 22 & 23 to discuss area transportation issues

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

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

CLARKSTON – Transportation challenges and priorities for residents, businesses and visitors to the Lewis-Clark Valley will be the focus of a two-day visit to Clarkston by the Washington State Transportation Commission June 22-23. The meeting features a series of presentations by local officials and community leaders on transportation needs in Clarkston, Asotin County, the southeast Washington region, and the Nez Perce Nation.

The meeting takes place from 12:45 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the City Council Chambers, Clarkston City Hall, 829 5th Street. This is a public meeting and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

Highlights of the two-day meeting include:

  • The successful collaboration of multiple jurisdictions to maintain and improve transportation facilities in the Lewis-Clark Valley.
  • Critical connections between transportation and economic development, including agribusiness, industry, and tourism.
  • Area active transportation opportunities and developments, such as the Clearwater Snake River National Recreation Trail.

The commission will also consider action to initiate emergency rule making related to the Washington State Ferries Fuel Surcharge. Commission members are considering a change that would require commission approval or denial before the surcharge would be implemented, rather than it being automatic per the current regulation.

The 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 Battle Ground and Anacortes.


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.


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