Jul 31: Comments due on Transportation 2040

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Transportation 2040. The comment period has been extended to July 31, 2009.

Transportation 2040 is taking a fresh approach at long-range regional transportation planning. Scheduled for adoption in 2010, the new plan will address climate change and sustainable financing for transportation, while attending to the mobility needs of a growing region. Transportation 2040 will also help guide federal transportation investments in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Transportation 2040’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) analyzes six plan alternatives and their impacts on the transportation system and the environment. In addition to how the planned investments can be sustainably financed, PSRC is focused on providing information to the public on how these plan alternatives would impact congestion and mobility as well as air and water quality in 2040.

Find out more: Download the DEIS.

Here’s how to comment…

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $160 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. PSRC sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.

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