Puget Sound Regional Council

Transit service is essential to how many people move around the region today and will be even more important in the future. PSRC coordinates planning for and directs funding to priority projects to implement the region’s long-range transportation plan, Transportation 2040. The region’s public transportation agencies provide direct transit services to residents.

PSRC worked with the region’s transportation operators to develop a Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit, designed as a resource for jurisdictions updating their long range plans.

Cooperation

PSRC relies on the work of key committees to provide advice and recommendations on regional issues. The Transportation Operators Committee deals with transit-related issues, and includes representatives of the public transit agencies in each county, Sound Transit, the state Department of Transportation’s Ferry Planning Office, Urban Mobility Office, and Public Transportation and Rail Division.

Funding

PSRC coordinates the process to direct regionally managed federal funds to transit projects and programs in the region. The process involves eligible public transportation operators and includes a regional competitive process for a portion of the funds. Read more.

Special Needs Transportation Funding

PSRC is a designated recipient of FTA’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) funds apportioned to the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Urbanized Area. As a designated recipient, PSRC is responsible for the fair and equitable distribution of these funds. PSRC is also responsible for regionally ranking projects that will be applying for special needs transportation funds from WSDOT Public Transportation Division’s Consolidated Grant Program. Read more.

Tools and Data

Transit will be playing an increasingly important role in meeting the future travel needs for the region. A toolkit of transit planning tools, a four-step travel demand model, and the transit data components to the geodatabase, which links transit data to other planning related data items, are maintained to assist in forecasting the impacts of transit projects and policies on the transportation system. Read more.

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