What We Do

The region comes together at PSRC to make decisions about transportation, growth management and economic development.  

PSRC is a regional planning agency with specific responsibilities under federal and state law for transportation planning, economic development and growth management. 

Regional Growth Strategy

VISION 2040 is the regional guide for managing growth over the coming decades. By the year 2040, an additional 1 million people are expected to live here. The regional growth strategy calls for focusing new housing, jobs and development in regional growth centers. The strategy also aims to keep rural areas, farmland and forests healthy and thriving.

Transportation Planning & Funding

A key role of PSRC is to help communities secure federal funding for transportation. PSRC selects projects to receive over $240 million in transportation funding each year.  PSRC develops the region's long-range transportation plan, Transportation 2040.  The region’s  plans are designed to improve mobility, provide  transportation choices, move the region’s freight, and support the region’s economy and environment.

Economic Development

The region’s economic development strategy is produced at PSRC.  It identifies the leading drivers of the region’s economy and the near term actions that will sustain job growth and global competitiveness.

Regional Data

PSRC is a leading source of data and forecasting that is essential for regional and local planning. Recent work has focused on delivering next generation modeling tools and collecting data on travel behavior.

Regional Leadership

The elected leaders of King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, the region’s cities and towns, port districts, transit agencies, and tribes direct PSRC’s work. Once a year, these elected officials meet as a General Assembly to vote on major decisions, approve the budget, and elect new leadership. Each month, a 32-member Executive Board makes decisions on behalf of the General Assembly with the input of several advisory boards made up of local elected officials and representatives of business, labor, environmental and community interests, as well as input from the public at large.