The Growing Transit Communities Partnership has been honored with Futurewise’s award for Local Government Excellence in Programs, Policies, and Regulations.
The recognition is one of five Livable Communities awards for 2014 given to agencies, organizations and businesses that exemplify smart land use principles to create healthy communities.
Growing Transit Communities was selected because it’s making the most of the voter-approved $25 billion investment in regional rapid transit by developing policies, and financing tools to create increased economic opportunity, ensure adequate housing, provide multimodal transportation solutions, and improve health in areas associated with the new transit investments.
Futurewise has been a key partner in the Growing Transit Communities Partnership. The organization participated on all six of the stakeholder committees and has secured grants to help implement the Growing Transit Communities Strategy, focusing on social equity and community needs assessments in station area communities.
The Puget Sound Regional Council is honored to be recognized for this Livable Communities award and happy to have worked so collaboratively with Futurewise throughout the Growing Transit Communities process.