Transportation Commission holding public meeting in Anacortes Nov. 15 and 16

Transportation Commission Office – PO Box 47308 – Olympia, WA 98504-7308 – 360-705-7070
Contact: Reema Griffith, WSTC executive director, 360-705-7070 (Olympia)


Local transportation issues and plans will be discussed

ANACORTES – State transportation officials will be in Anacortes next week to hear about the challenges and priorities facing the regional and local transportation system. The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold a public meeting on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Anacortes City Hall.

Local officials and community leaders will share insights on the transportation needs and challenges in the regional area, and the public will have the opportunity to offer comment and insights as well. The meeting takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 15, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the City Council Chambers at Anacortes City Hall, 904 Sixth St. This is a public meeting and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The two-day meeting agenda spotlights speakers from the regional area who will be addressing the full spectrum of transportation, including:

  • Reviewing transportation needs in the city of Anacortes, Skagit County and the region, as well as identifying efforts underway to address them.
  • Sharing information on the successful collaboration of multiple jurisdictions, service providers and key partners in an effort to maintain and improve transportation facilities in Skagit County and surrounding areas.
  • Identifying the critical connections between transportation and economic development, as well as opportunities envisioned by the Ports of Skagit County and Anacortes and transportation partners.
  • Highlighting the future of transit service in the region and the role partnerships will play.

The commission holds four meetings throughout the state each year to gain insights from local government, industry and citizens regarding transportation issues affecting their communities and region. This information helps commission members develop and implement transportation policies and make recommendations to the state Legislature and Governor for their consideration.

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


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 Equity and Civil Rights (OECR). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OECR’s Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7090.