Transportation Commission to visit Vancouver to hear about transportation issues in growing region

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


Hybrid in-person/virtual meeting takes place Sept. 14

VANCOUVER – The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 14, to hear from city leaders, port officials and those involved in economic development about transportation issues in the region.

The meeting takes place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Vancouver City Council Chambers at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., and the public is invited to attend. The meeting will also be streamed live on TVW. Those wishing to participate virtually may register on the commission’s website. Virtual and in-person public comment is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Written comments can also be submitted via email to

Highlights of the topics to be covered at the meeting in Vancouver are:

  • Responding to growth through a climate and equity lens: Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will give opening remarks providing context for subsequent panel discussions focusing on how the city is tackling challenges and opportunities that come with growth. The importance of transit and multimodal connections in the city and across the broader metropolitan area will also be discussed.
  • Economic vitality and redevelopment: Vancouver and Columbia River Economic Development Council officials will talk about the regional economy and efforts to develop thriving urban neighborhoods with a range of housing and transportation options in the city.
  • Freight movement: Port of Vancouver leaders will give an overview of the work the port does to support the movement of freight at the nexus of marine shipping lanes, rail and highways as well as projects promoting economic development.
  • Regional transportation challenges and successes: The commission will hear about transportation planning and projects underway for counties and cities in Southwest Washington.

The commission holds four 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 Legislature and governor.

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


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.