Transportation Commission to hear about regional projects, transportation issues in Ellensburg

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


Hybrid in-person/virtual meeting takes place April 18-19.

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet in Ellensburg to learn about transportation challenges and activities in the area. Local elected officials, city and county leaders and tribal representatives will cover many topics including regional transportation planning activities, economic development and accessible transportation.

The meeting takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in the Ellensburg City Council Chambers, 501 N. Anderson St. The public is invited to attend either or both days and can offer comments during the public comment period scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

While the meeting is being held in-person, it will also be streamed online, and those wishing to participate virtually may register on the commission’s website. TVW will stream a live webcast of the meeting. Those wishing to provide public comment virtually on April 19 can sign up during the meeting by posting their name in the Q&A box on-screen. Written comments can also be submitted via email to

Highlights of the topics to be covered at the meeting in Ellensburg include:

  • Regional transportation planning: On Tuesday, the commission will hear about regional initiatives to improve safety in the I-90 corridor between Snoqualmie Pass and Cle Elum and other planning efforts to support the economic viability of the area.
  • City transportation challenges and successes: City leaders from Ellensburg will discuss projects and activities and the city-owned transit program.
  • Economic development in Kittitas County: The commission will hear perspectives from those playing a role in economic development in this fast-growing region, including the role transportation plays in supporting business and the economy of the area.
  • Yakima Airport development: On Wednesday, the commission will hear about plans to expand services to the growing number of passengers and commercial entities using the Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field.

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 commission members develop and implement transportation policies and make recommendations to the state Legislature and Governor.


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.