Transportation projects advance to final funding
 
I encourage you to take a look at the list of bike, pedestrian and other community transportation projects that were recommended for funding by the Transportation Policy Board today. We're still encouraging public comment leading up to final action by the Executive Board later this month. 

T he transportation board also recommended policies and procedures for PSRC's next major funding process, which will select projects for about $524 million the region expects to receive in 2021 and 2022. Stay tuned for the call for projects coming out next month!  
Paine Field, Snohomish County


Governor Inslee launches Choose Washington Council

Local efforts to secure production of Boeing's new middle-of-the-market New Market Airplane, known as the NMA, have gotten a boost from Governor Inslee. The Governor is convening stakeholders representing aerospace related communities and industries to become the Choose Washington NMA Council. Securing final assembly of the NMA in Washington state is a key action item for the new Regional Economic Strategy.
Downtown Tacoma







Tacoma Link Extension project moving ahead

This month Sound Transit is requesting Executive Board approval to change the status of the Tacoma Link Extension project from "candidate" to "approved" in the regional transportation plan. It's a required step for major regional transportation investments to ensure they're meeting all planning and environmental requirements. The project will extend Link light rail 2.4 miles from the Theater District to the Hilltop neighborhood, adding six new stations.
Appointments to Economic Development Board - Apply by January 19
 
A reminder that we're seeking applicants to serve on the Economic Development Board as presidential appointments. Appointments are for two-year terms, beginning in February 2018. The appointees are selected by the EDD Board President and will help guide implementation of the regional economic strategy. Applications are due by January 19.

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


Executive Director
Puget Sound Regional Council
January 11, 2018