PSRC is recommending projects to receive nearly $700 million in PSRC funds and is encouraging public comment on a $4.5 billion draft regional Transportation Improvement Program that includes most all major projects underway in the region through 2020.
“Our region is behind on transportation as growth is surging. We’ve identified all the major ways our region is building a better transportation system,” said Josh Brown, PSRC’s executive director. “The vast majority of these investments we’re making are within the region’s urban growth area and supporting the region’s growth strategy – to sustain a healthy environment and a strong economy.”
Investments underway include many large state highway projects funded with last year’s Connecting Washington package, new light rail connections, improved bus service, improvements to city streets and county roads, along with new bicycle and pedestrian connections.
A complete list of projects and more detailed information is available online at psrc.org, including a web map with information on each project. You can view the projects by location, along with other data such as the location of regional centers, designated freight routes and other information.
The public comment starts on September 8 and closes on October 27, 2016.
PSRC’s Executive Board is scheduled to approve the final 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program on October 27.
How to make a comment:
Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council
ATTN: Kelly McGourty
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, Washington 98104-1035
In Person: October 13 or October 27 at PSRC offices, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle