On Thursday the Growth Management Policy Board will take a close look at changing travel behavior, including trends in where people live and work.
PSRC is tracking regional demographic and transportation trends across the region as part of the long-range transportation planning process. Among the findings:
The region’s jobs are growing even faster than population. We added more than 260,000 jobs since 2010 – an annual growth rate of almost 3% in 2015. This growth is accelerating in 2016.
King County continues to have significantly more jobs than housing units while the other three counties in the region have more housing units than jobs.
All counties except Kitsap are seeing an increase in their ratio of jobs to housing units.
Employment grew all around the region, but the largest increases are in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Issaquah, Redmond, Renton, Tacoma, and Seattle.
Transit ridership in the region is still at an all-time high and continues to grow.
The number of people traveling into the region for work has increased noticeably over the last 10 years.
Other items on the growth board’s agenda include an Assessment of Plan Updates and Certifications, Centers Framework Update, and the Regional Open Space Strategy. Check out the agenda for more details.