Puget Sound Regional Council

Sep 11, 2014

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on $4.8 Billion Regional Transportation Improvement Program

The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending projects to receive more than $686 million in PSRC funds and is encouraging public comment on the $4.8 billion draft regional Transportation Improvement Program that includes all major projects funded in the region from 2015 to 2018.

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May 29, 2014

Pat McCarthy and John Marchione Elected to Lead Puget Sound Regional Council

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has been reelected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council, which coordinates growth, economic development and transportation planning for the region.

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Apr 24, 2014

PSRC Sends $5 Million to Support Economic Recovery in Darrington, Oso and Arlington area

The Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board unanimously gave final approval of $5 million in federal transportation funds to support the economic recovery of the Stillaguamish valley communities impacted by the Oso landslide.

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Mar 31, 2014

Puget Sound Regional Council to Conduct Regional Travel Study

The Puget Sound Regional Council is conducting a regional travel study to better understand the transportation needs and preferences of the region’s residents. Beginning in April 2014, over 90,000 homes throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties will receive postcard invitations to participate in the online or telephone study.

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Jan 30, 2014

Nominate Projects for the VISION 2040 Awards

The Puget Sound Regional Council is now accepting nominations for its annual VISION 2040 Awards program until March 31, 2014. The awards recognize the superb work being done to achieve the region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy, VISION 2040.

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Jan 23, 2014

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on the Draft Update to Transportation 2040

The Puget Sound Regional Council has released the Transportation 2040 Update – Draft Report for public comment and review. The public comment period will run from January 23 to March 10, 2014.

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Oct 10, 2013

Comment on Transportation Alternatives Projects Recommended for PSRC Funding

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on 16 projects recommended to receive nearly $17 million in funding from PSRC’s Transportation Alternatives Program.

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Sep 26, 2013

Josh Brown Named Executive Director of Puget Sound Regional Council

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown will become the new Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council.

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Jul 11, 2013

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Rural Town Centers and Corridors Projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on the five projects recommended to receive nearly $3.4 million in funding from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program. Also out for public comment are five contingency projects in line to receive funding should any additional monies become available.

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May 01, 2013

Draft Growing Transit Communities Strategy Released for Public Comment

The Growing Transit Communities Partnership Oversight Committee is seeking public comment on the draft Growing Transit Communities Strategy. The comment period runs from May 1 until June 7, 2013.

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Apr 25, 2013

Pat McCarthy Elected President of the Puget Sound Regional Council

McCarthy, serving her second term as County Executive, was elected on Thursday, April 25, during the PSRC’s annual General Assembly.

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Apr 09, 2013

PSRC Seeking Volunteers for Citizen Advisory Committee

PSRC is seeking volunteers for the 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program Citizens Advisory Committee. This committee will help recommend a list of projects for funding under a new federal program.

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Mar 07, 2013

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Projects in Everett and Kitsap

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on two projects new to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program that are recommended to receive $569,631 in PSRC funds.

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Dec 13, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Special Needs Transportation Projects

This is a list of 35 transportation projects in a priority rank order that will become eligible to receive funding through PSRC’s Coordinated Grant Program and the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Grant Program.

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Dec 04, 2012

Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Wins VISION 2040 Award

Beacon BIKES and Seattle have won a 2012 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

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Nov 08, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Funding for Two Transportation Projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on a recommendation to provide $481,000 of PSRC funding to two projects in Pierce County.

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Oct 25, 2012

Regional Transportation Improvement Program Approved

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging public comment on projects slated to receive a $2.3 million redistribution of PSRC’s Federal Transit Administration funds.

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Oct 15, 2012

Japanese Gulch Fish Passage Wins VISION 2040 Award

This project worked to eliminate fish barriers and daylight the Japanese Gulch Creek with the hopes of returning salmon to a stream as part of the environmental mitigation for Paine Field

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Sep 26, 2012

Renton Wins VISION 2040 Award

Renton has won a 2012 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Sunset Area Community Revitalization.

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Sep 13, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Transportation Improvement Program

PSRC is recommending projects to receive more than $440 million in PSRC’s federal funds, and is encouraging public comment on a draft regional Transportation Improvement Program that includes all major projects funded in the region from 2013 to 2016.

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Sep 13, 2012

VISION 2040 Award for Pierce Transit Tomorrow

Pierce Transit has won a 2012 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for Pierce Transit Tomorrow. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Aug 28, 2012

VISION 2040 Award for Suquamish Village Safe Route to School

The Suquamish Tribe, Suquamish Elementary School, Suquamish Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and Kitsap County recognized for the Suquamish Safe Route to School effort.

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Aug 03, 2012

Community Transit and Snohomish County Win VISION 2040 Award for Curb the Congestion

The VISION 2040 awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Jun 13, 2012

PSRC Seeking Comment on Draft Regional Economic Strategy

The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on its draft Regional Economic Strategy and Economy Report. The 30-day public comment period will run from June 13 to July 12, 2012. The draft Regional Economic Strategy and Economy Report are available online at psrc.org or from PSRC’s Information Center at (206) 464-7532. The documents are scheduled for adoption by the region’s Economic Development District Board on July 25, 2012.

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Jun 07, 2012

PSRC Elects President and Vice President – Honors Governor Gregoire

PSRC’s General Assembly re-elects Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown President, and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy Vice President, of the Puget Sound Regional Council. Governor Gregoire honored with special VISION 2040 award.

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May 08, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Special Needs Transportation Project Funding

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging public comment on 15 special needs transportation projects slated to receive an additional $624,137 of PSRC’s Jobs Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom Federal Transit Administration funds.

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May 08, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on New Transportation Improvement Program Projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging public comment on projects slated to receive a $2.3 million redistribution of PSRC’s Federal Transit Administration funds.

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May 07, 2012

Transportation 2040 Amendment Under Consideration

The Puget Sound Regional Council General Assembly is scheduled to adopt an amendment to Transportation 2040 on June 7, 2012. Transportation 2040 is the long-range Regional Transportation Plan for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

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May 01, 2012

PSRC Seeking Comment on Draft Public Participation Plan

The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on its draft Public Participation Plan. The 46-day public comment period will run from May 1 to June 15, 2012.

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Apr 03, 2012

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on a New Transportation Improvement Program Project Recommended for $1 Million in PSRC Funding

PSRC is encouraging people to comment on a recommendation to provide $1 million in PSRC’s Federal Transit Administration funds to install new ORCA card vending machines with the capability to reload magnetic ORCA cards.

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Oct 03, 2011

Kitsap County and YMCA of Pierce-Kitsap Counties Win VISION 2040 Award for Community Campus

Kitsap County and YMCA of Pierce-Kitsap Counties have won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Central Kitsap Community Campus. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Sep 16, 2011

University of Washington Wins VISION 2040 Award for OneBusAway

The University of Washington has won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the OneBusAway project. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Sep 06, 2011

Bothell Wins VISION 2040 Award for its Downtown Revitalization

The City of Bothell has won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Downtown Revitalization. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Aug 23, 2011

Tacoma Wins VISION 2040 Award for Mobility Master Plan

The City of Tacoma has won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Mobility Master Plan. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Jul 29, 2011

Snohomish Wins VISION 2040 Award for Pilchuck District Plan

The City of Snohomish has won a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Pilchuck District Plan and Development Standards. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

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Jul 07, 2011

Seattle and Tacoma Ports win VISION 2040 Award for Clean Air Strategy

The Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle have won a 2011 VISION 2040 award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for their Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy.

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Jun 02, 2011

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Transportation Projects Recommended for $9.7 Million in Federal Transit Funding

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on the transportation projects recommended to receive Federal Transit Administration funds. FTA’s final allocation to the region was $9.7 million higher than anticipated, although a portion of these funds are recommended based on the service characteristics of each transit agency in the region, which meant that some agencies’ final funding allocations were smaller than predicted. The public review and comment period for the FTA funding list will run from June 2 to June 23, 2011.

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May 26, 2011

Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown Elected PSRC President; Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy Elected Vice-President

The Puget Sound Regional Council has elected Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown as its President and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy as Vice-President. The vote took place today at the agency’s annual meeting of its General Assembly.

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Apr 14, 2011

PSRC Seeking Comment on Transportation Projects for Potential Funding

PSRC is encouraging people to comment on the 2011 Contingency Lists for PSRC’s federal funds should any additional transportation funding become available for the region.

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Feb 10, 2011

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy Tapped to Help Lead Regional Transportation Board

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has been appointed Vice Chair of the Transportation Policy Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council. The board guides regional transportation planning within King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties and recommends projects to receive about $160 million in federal funds each year.

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Dec 09, 2010

PSRC Seeking Public Comment on Projects Recommended for Special Needs Transportation Funding

The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on special needs transportation projects recommended to receive funding from PSRC’s Coordinated Grant Program. The Coordinated Grant Program funds eligible projects from Federal Transit Administration Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom funds and ranks projects applying to WSDOT’s Consolidated Grant Program.

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Nov 01, 2010

Nominate Projects for the VISION 2040 Awards

The Puget Sound Regional Council is now accepting nominations for its annual VISION 2040 Awards program. The awards recognize the superb work being done to achieve the region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy, VISION 2040. Nominations close January 31, 2011.

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Sep 16, 2010

Regional Food Policy Council Set to Meet

The first meeting of the Regional Food Policy Council will take place on Tuesday, September 21 at the Puget Sound Regional Council.

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Sep 15, 2010

Commerce, PSRC Award $1 million in Transfer of Development Rights Grants

Funds will help cities plan for and encourages private investment in growing communities while protecting county forest, farm and watershed lands

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Sep 09, 2010

PSRC Seeking Comment on 25 Transportation Projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on 25 transportation projects within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties slated to receive $19.9 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration.

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Jan 01, 2009

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