Statewide Public Comment on Plan Sought On WA Transportation Future
Help Shape Washington’s Transportation Future: State Transportation Commission Releases Draft Washington Transportation Plan 2035. Statewide Public Comment on Plan Sought Through September 2014. Plan Recognizes Importance of Diverse Transportation Network for Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula. Olympia, WA – August 5, 2014 – The Washington State Transportation Commission (Commission) today released its draft Washington Transportation Plan (WTP 2035) for public review and comment.
The WTP 2035 plan will chart a course for how Washington’s statewide transportation system will change and grow over the next 20 years. It will guide the direction for transportation policy decisions and investments across modes and jurisdictions—advancing future strategies that will impact how we live, work and commute.
Recognizing the current and future needs of the Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula, the draft plan emphasizes the importance of maintaining and preserving a host of important transportation systems - from roads and bridges to transit buses and ferries. It also stresses the need to improve travel time reliability.
The draft WTP 2035 is the result of close collaboration and input between the Washington State Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation Planning Organization, an advisory group made up of a diverse set of key stakeholders including representatives from cities, counties, ports, transit and organizations representing business and environmental perspectives throughout Washington state, including the Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula.