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Region receives CARES Act grant for economic recovery

We have some good news to share. The Economic Development District will receive a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant. The grant will help the region respond to economic impacts from the pandemic.

These efforts include technical assistance programs, worker training and infrastructure investments such as broadband. The grant will also support planning and coordination to help industry areas that have experienced significant economic shocks, including aerospace, manufacturing, and tourism.

 

New Transportation Improvement Program out for public comment

We are seeking feedback on a draft Regional Transportation Improvement Program.  This $4.3 billion program includes projects moving forward in the central Puget Sound region through 2024. A complete list of projects and more detailed information is available at psrc.org, including an equity analysis and a web map with information on each project.

 

Growth pressures, rising costs fueling displacement in the region

I encourage you to check out our new interactive Displacement Risk report that digs into where residents are most at risk for displacement in the region. In central Puget Sound, skyrocketing housing costs are a leading reason for displacement. PSRC is using this research to help local governments and community partners prevent future displacement as the region grows.

 

Electric ferry design in the works

Congratulations to Kitsap Transit and Washington Maritime Blue for winning a federal grant to design a fast ferry using battery-electric, low-emission technology. The state-of-the-art hydrofoil design will rely on lightweight carbon fiber construction and batteries, significantly reducing or eliminating fuel use compared to conventional fast ferries.

I welcome your feedback on our work at PSRC. You can reach me at jbrown@psrc.org. Stay well!

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