Regional Planning for a Sustainable Future

PSRC works to ensure a bright future for the region through planning for growth, transportation and economic development. 

Environmentally focused growth and a vibrant economy

Just over 4 million people live in the central Puget Sound region now. Forecasts show the region will grow to 5.8 million people by 2050. VISION 2050 is the regional plan for managing growth over the coming decades. The regional growth strategy calls for focusing new housing, jobs and development in regional growth centers and near high-capacity transit. The strategy also aims to keep rural areas, farmland and forests healthy and thriving.
 

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Affordable for all

The region is challenged to provide affordable housing with convenient access to jobs, schools and recreation.  The region's long-range growth plan calls for expanding affordable housing near new transit centers and increasing access to transit, improving social equity and advancing opportunity for everyone.

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Keeping the region moving

PSRC helps secure federal transportation funding for the region, selecting projects to receive over $240 million each year. The agency maintains a four-year Regional Transportation Improvement Program that implements the long-range Regional Transportation Plan.
 
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Sustaining good jobs

PSRC is leading  implementation of the regional economic strategy, Amazing Place. This data-driven strategy identifies leading sectors and the ways the region intends to sustain economic development.  

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Data for planning

PSRC provides data and long term forecasts for transportation, population, jobs, housing and more to help the region get ready for the future.   

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