Puget Sound Regional Council

Transportation 2040 is an action plan for transportation in the central Puget Sound region for the next 30 years. By the year 2040, the region is expected to grow by roughly 1.5 million people and support more than 1.2 million new jobs. All of these new people and new jobs are expected to boost demand for travel within and through the region by about 40%.

Transportation 2040 outlines a long-term template for how this region should invest in transportation to accommodate rising travel demand, while at the same time embracing the need to be flexible and responsive to the ways people—and the world—change.

Transportation 2040 identifies investments to support our expected growth and improve the service transportation provides to people and businesses. It lays out a financing plan that suggests a long-term shift in how we fund transportation improvements, with more reliance on users paying for transportation improvements. Transportation 2040 also proposes a strategy for reducing transportation’s contribution to climate change and its impact on important regional concerns such as air pollution and the health of Puget Sound.

By being clear about this long-term vision, the central Puget Sound region will be better able to influence the shorter-term decisions made at the state and federal levels on finance, environmental protection, and the future direction of the nation’s transportation programs.

For more information, contact Transportation 2040 staff
at 206-464-7090.

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Outstanding Achievement

PSRC received an Outstanding Achievement award from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations for Transportation 2040.



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Boards and Committees

Puget Sound Regional Council • 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500 • Seattle, WA 98104 • 206-464-7090