Regional Aviation Baseline Study Online Open House

Contact: Ben Bakkenta at bbakkenta@psrc.org or 206-971-3286

SEATTLE—The Puget Sound Regional Council is leading a baseline study to provide a clear picture of the aviation needs in the region and set the stage for future planning efforts.

PSRC is seeking feedback on initial findings from the study through an online open house will be live through October 19, 2020.

Initial findings will also be presented in three virtual public meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm | Register
  • Tuesday, September 29, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Register
  • Wednesday, September 30, 8:00 – 9:30 am | Register

Aviation plays a critical role for people and businesses in the growing central Puget Sound region, which is currently home to 29 airports of varied sizes and functions. Continued, coordinated planning is essential for ensuring that the regional airport system can support existing and future demands.

Population, employment, and income growth has driven regional aviation demand and this long-term trend is expected to continue even considering the short-term effects of COVID-19. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is also a growing hub for connections to Asia. Globalization and e-commerce are international trends that are driving dramatic air cargo growth, which is also expected to continue.

This study was funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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.

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