PSRC seeking public comments on Skagit Transit and Kitsap Transit projects

 

CONTACT:  Kelly McGourty, kmcgourty@psrc.org, 206-971-3601

SEATTLE– The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on three projects new to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program.  The projects, sponsored by Skagit Transit and Kitsap Transit, are recommended to receive a total of $774,575 in PSRC funds.

The public comment period will run from July 5 - 26, 2018. PSRC's Executive Board is scheduled to approve these projects on July 26. 

Skagit Transit is recommended to receive PSRC funds for two projects.  One project is recommended to receive $231,669 in funding that will be used to expand and replace the agency's vanpool and commuter bus vehicle fleet. The other Skagit Transit project is recommended to receive $124,697 in funding for the agency’s commuter bus operations.  Skagit Transit primarily serves Skagit County, but receives funding through PSRC because the agency provides commuter services to the central Puget Sound region.

The Kitsap Transit project is recommended to receive $418,209 in funding for preventative maintenance of the agency's passenger-only ferry service terminals.  Part of the funding will be used for Kitsap Transit’s services in the Bremerton area and part will be used for the agency’s commuter services to the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area.

The funding is available due to the annual adjustment of Federal Transit Administration funds, which are awarded to the region's transit agencies based on services provided to the region.  More information and background on that process may be found as PSRC’s Transportation Policy Board July meeting agenda packet at: http://psrcwa.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

How to make a comment:

Mail: Puget Sound Regional Council

ATTN: Kelly McGourty

1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500

Seattle, Washington 98104-1035

E-mail: tipcomment@psrc.org

In Person: July 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the beginning of the Transportation Policy Board meeting or July 26 at 10 a.m. at the beginning of the Executive Board meeting. Both meetings will be held at 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA's Program of Projects requirements.

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