Transportation Commission coming to Cheney

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


June 26-27 meeting will focus on local and regional transportation issues

CHENEY – The Washington State Transportation Commission will meet in Cheney on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, as part of its statewide outreach program. Leaders representing government, business, the military and higher education will share their perspectives on area transportation needs, successes and challenges.

The meeting takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, in the City Council Chambers of Cheney City Hall, 609 Second St. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting will also be streamed live on TVW. Those wishing to attend virtually may register for the Wednesday and Thursday sessions on the commission’s website. Virtual and in-person public comment are scheduled for 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 27. Written comments can be submitted via email to

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

  • Projects in the West Plains: On Wednesday, local government officials from Cheney, Airway Heights, Medical Lake and Spokane County will share details about local projects and the transportation needs of the region.
  • Mobility and regional transit: The CEO of Spokane Transit will give an overview of the transit agency’s service, capital projects and work to expand mobility.
  • Airport initiatives: On Thursday, commissioners will hear an update on the Spokane International Airport and its work on a multimodal freight hub facility that connects truck freight with rail.
  • Fairchild Air Force Base: The base is a major employer and strategic asset, and leaders will discuss the importance of transportation connectivity to its operations.
  • Campus transportation needs: The commissioners will hear from Eastern Washington University leadership on transportation needs and accessibility at the 300-acre campus.

The meeting in Cheney is one of four local meetings commissioners will hold in communities across the state in 2024 as they gather insight into issues that affect cities, counties and local transportation agencies. The information gathered helps form policy recommendations to the Legislature and the governor.

For more information about the commission 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.