Looking for your input on the draft Regional Transportation Plan
 
I'm pleased to announce we have released the new draft Regional Transportation Plan. Shout out to Transportation Policy Board members who provided crucial guidance and input. The plan details all the ways the region is working to catch up on transportation and prepare for continued growth. A few highlights:  
  • A new regional approach to getting ready for autonomous, connected, shared and electric vehicles. 
  • A first-ever integrated transit plan expected to increase transit boardings from 215 million to over 500 million per year. 
  • A new approach to potential long-term funding that matches state plans for possible road user charges to replace the fuel tax. 
  • Plans to meet the needs of the region's aviation system. 
You can view and comment on the plan at:
Paine Field, Snohomish County

Executive Dave Somers launches Aerospace Task Force to land Boeing's new plane

Executive Dave Somers has announced the creation of an Aerospace Task Force to secure the design, production, and final assembly of Boeing's new midsize airplane, the "NMA," and strengthen the aerospace supplier base in the county. This is a united effort of local governments, public sector groups, business, and labor to ensure that Boeing will launch the NMA program and assemble its next generation aircraft in Snohomish County. Supporting and growing the aerospace sector is one of the key strategies in the regional economic strategy, Amazing Place.
PSRC wins national award for budget
 
Thanks to outstanding work by our finance team, PSRC has received a 2017 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. According to the GFOA, PSRC's budget and work program "meets the highest principles of governmental budgeting and provides an example for other governments throughout North America." 

I welcome your feedback on our work at PSRC. You can reach me at jbrown@psrc.org .


Executive Director
Puget Sound Regional Council
December 15, 2017