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Lawmakers grappled with managing the impacts of revenue decreases, workforce shortages, and cost increases while developing the 2024 Supplemental Transportation Budget. Managing significant cost increases on mega projects was an area of debate, and ultimately legislators…
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The state Supplemental Transportation Budget adopted by the Legislature during the 2024 session increased funding for Washington State Ferries. Ferry programs also received additional funding in the recently passed federal FY2024 appropriations bill. More details below. What the…
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The Puget Sound Regional Council has developed a summer program for teens who want to learn about urban planning and share ideas about making the Puget Sound region a better place to live. Summer Planning Academy (SPA) is a free leadership development initiative that encourages…
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Struggling to advance stormwater projects in your jurisdiction? The Washington State Department of Ecology is developing a new funding stream to support stormwater community-based public-private partnerships (CBP3) and provide technical assistance.  Community-based public-…
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PSRC welcomed over 35 elected officials in our new office to provide context for regional planning activities and help people discover resources for their public service.  The sessions started with the newly elected officials asking questions to Secretary of the Washington State…
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The United States enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination towards people of color in transportation, public spaces and housing. Even though legislation was implemented, discriminatory practices in housing, such as redlining and racial restrictive…
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Special Meeting  Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is convening a special meeting of local newly elected officials to discuss data and information about the Puget Sound Region, issues facing communities and opportunities for regional collaboration. Date: March 1, 2024Time: 9:…
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What do we need to know to address deeply affordable housing in our comprehensive plan?  PSRC is excited to host the next Passport to 2044 session on March 12 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Presenters from PSRC and the Washington State Department of Commerce will focus on removing…
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Special Meeting  Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is convening a special meeting of local elected officials to discuss supplemental budget proposals at the state legislature for Washington State Ferries. Local elected officials will have the opportunity to provide input on…
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PSRC delivered a letter to Governor Inslee and the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Transportation Committees of the Washington State Legislature from local elected leaders from across all corners of Puget Sound supporting robust investments in Washington State…