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. PSRC is developing VISION 2050 to guide growth in ways that support thriving communities, a healthy environment and a strong economy.
 

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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. PSRC is also leading a Regional Aviation Baseline Study to understand the region’s aviation needs and set the stage for future planning.
 
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Sustaining good jobs

The region gained over 64,000 jobs in the past year – a near record high.  Total jobs in the region have now surpassed the 2 million mark and job growth is on pace to meet the region’s forecast of nearly 3 million jobs by 2040. 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 smart 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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