PSRC funding opportunities

Transportation Policy Board will make a recommendation

The Transportation Policy Board will make a recommendation on upcoming PSRC funding opportunities at its meeting this week.
 
The action will include several upcoming opportunities to distribute newly available Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds, as well as a City of Seattle request to fund the West Seattle Bridge repair project.
 
In addition, the board will take action to finalize the scope of the upcoming Project Selection Task Force and will be provided an overview of the Regional Transportation Plan Financial Strategy.

View the full agenda or watch the meeting live at 9:30 am on Thursday, January 14. 

Comments

I believe the Rural Town Centers competition should be open to small cities based on population and not just geographic location. A city like Milton or Edgewood have never and will never be able to compete on an even footing with Tacoma or University Place, who seem to get all of the money available in Pierce County. They have needs too, and don't even generate enough gas tax to be able to maintain their streets.

Thank you for your comment.  The Rural Town Centers and Corridors grant program is an established process with specific eligibility criteria related to those areas outside of the urban growth area with unique needs, that often have state highways serving as their main streets.  PSRC’s regular project selection process conducted every two years does have provisions within each of the four counties for small cities.  Specific to King and Pierce Counties, both contain a small city set-aside as part of their competitions.  Milton was successful in receiving funding in the last process, for the Interurban Trail Connection project, and both cities have projects on a prioritized contingency list should additional funds become available.