Rep. Clibborn to Speak to Freight Mobility Roundable

The Regional Freight Mobility Roundtable will meet on Friday, December 7, to discuss a number of recent developments related to infrastructure and freight mobility.  The Roundtable will meet in the PSRC Boardroom from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

State Representative Judy Clibborn chairs the House Transportation Committee

House Transportation Committee Chair, Representative Judy Clibborn, will speak with the group regarding the upcoming 2013 Legislative session:

What are expected to be the priority transportation issues for the upcoming session, and what changes are there since 2012?

Additionally, the PSRC is working on drafting a unified regional freight message to reflect regional priorities as the MAP 21 National Freight Strategy is developed.  Roundtable participants will be asked for ideas regarding what should be included in a unified message that reflects the needs for freight and goods movement in the context of a broader picture nationwide as MAP 21 is implemented.

Please plan on joining the conversation.  If you have any questions, please contact Sean Ardussi at 206-464-7080,

$30 Million to Fund Additional Projects

An extra $30 million will flow to 35 projects around Puget Sound, thanks to a higher than estimated allotment of federal funds to the region.

Among the projects are

  • Port of Tacoma Road Rehabilitation
  • UW Burke Gilman Trail Improvement Project (Rainier Vista to 15th Ave NE)
  • 52nd Ave W: Lynnwood City Limits to 148th St SW
  • Interurban Ave S (S 143rd St to Fort Dent Way) (Tukwila)
  • Bucklin Hill Estuary Enhancement and Bridge Construction Project (Kitsap County)

PSRC’s Transportation Policy Board made the funding recommendation at its meeting on November 8. The Executive Board is scheduled to take final action on this recommendation on December 6.