Transportation Commission to meet in Pasco on transportation and the local economy

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 Nov. 14-15

PASCO – The Washington State Transportation Commission is holding one of its four
local meetings this year in Pasco on Nov. 14-15. The meeting will focus on local and
regional transportation issues and the impacts they have on economic growth and
development in the rapidly developing Tri-Cities region.

The meeting will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and from 8:30 a.m. to
noon on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The meeting will be held at in the Pasco City Council
Chambers, 525 N. Third Ave., and the public is invited to attend.

The meeting will also be streamed live on TVW. Those wishing to attend virtually may
register for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions on the commission’s website. Virtual
and in-person public comment is scheduled for 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Written comments can be submitted via email to

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

  • Regional economic outlook: On Tuesday, speakers will share perspectives on
    guiding economic development and bringing companies involved in the green
    energy sector to the region.
  • Managing the impact of growth on transportation systems: Also on Tuesday,
    public works directors from around the region will talk about how they are
    maintaining a transportation network that faces diverse demands from
    residential, agricultural and commercial users.
  • Transportation challenges of burgeoning cities: Smaller cities in the region
    are also seeing growth, and on Tuesday city leaders will discuss the pressures
    on their roads and streets and how they are addressing them.
  • Industrial development and its impact: On Wednesday, leaders from the
    region’s ports and cities will talk about the challenges they face in keeping up
    with the transportation and infrastructure needs amid rapid growth and

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 transportation policies and make recommendations to the Legislature and the governor.

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


Americans with Disabilities Act Information: Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the Commission Office at 360-705-7070 or by emailing Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request
by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.

Title VI Notice to Public
It is the Washington State Transportation Commission’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, 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 or 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 at (360) 705-7090.