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In the central Puget Sound region, securing affordable housing or buying a home remains a struggle. For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, PSRC explores the diverse housing experiences and challenges of different AAPI populations in King, Kitsap, Pierce…
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Industrial lands are essential to the region's economy and support many of its biggest industries. With advancements in technology, changes in demographics, and the impacts of climate change, proactively planning for the region's industrial lands is key to ensuring that they…
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Request Federal Ferry Program Funding at the Highest Level Possible in the FY 2025 Budget to Help Restore Full Ferry System Service  PSRC delivered a letter from 38 local elected leaders from across all corners of Puget Sound to leadership of the House and Senate Transportation…
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More than 17,000 people joined Sound Transit last weekend to celebrate the opening of the 2 Line from South Bellevue to Redmond.  The ceremony started Saturday morning at the Downtown Bellevue Station, where Councilmember Claudia Balducci introduced a host of speakers, including…
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On April 22, 1970, 20 million people mobilized across the USA to carry the message of protecting the planet. Fifty years later, we still celebrate Earth Day by reminding each other of the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability.  PSRC has a strong interest in…
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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is updating the Amtrak Cascades Service Development Plan (SDP) to create a preliminary blueprint for improving Amtrak Cascades service over the next 20 years. In December 2023, WSDOT was awarded a Corridor Identification…
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From Bellevue Way Southeast to SR 520, people will have a new way of traveling through East King County. Sound Transit will begin service at eight stations from the 2 Line that connect South Bellevue and the Redmond Technology Center at the end of this month on Saturday, April…
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Young people’s lives are impacted by planning daily. How can we better engage young people as we plan for the future?  PSRC is hosting its next session in the TOOLBOX series: The Next Generation of Planners, on April 26, 2024, from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. During this session,…
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In the Puget Sound region, women make up 45% of the workforce and still have a lower median pay than men. In this Puget Sound trend, PSRC examined the pay gap between the two genders and pay inequality within the women's workforce regarding race. With the median wage for…
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The state Legislature signaled creating affordable homes is a continuing priority by making an additional $127 million investment in the Housing Trust Fund. This adds to the historic $400 million investment in the budget passed last year, for a total of $527 million for…