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Want to keep up with what's happening at PSRC?  We invite you to sign up for email updates from Josh Brown, PSRC's Executive Director. 

Draft VISION 2050 plan released

We want to hear your thoughts on the new draft VISION 2050 plan!  It lays out policies and actions for guiding growth to create healthy communities, offer transportation options, and preserve and enhance the region’s forests, farms and open spaces.  

What we decide on the plan will help determine the future of our region.  We need your ideas to get it right. Learn more.

Region adds over 500,000 people since 2010

The four-county central Puget Sound region gained 68,740 people over the last year. That's an increase of about 188 per day!  The region’s total population is now 4.2 million. Those are a few of the takeaways from new population numbers for 2019. We also looked at the region's top 10 fastest growing cities. Learn more.

Chart - Annual Population Change, 2000-2019


Rural projects recommended for funding

Artist rendering of Eatonville's streetscape project
Eatonville's streetscape project

PSRC is seeking public comments on seven rural transportation projects recommended for funding.  Our Rural Town Centers and Corridors program directs Federal Highway Administration funds to projects supporting smaller towns and cities in rural areas of the region. The projects recommended for funding are:

  • Poulsbo's Complete Streets Plan
  • Kitsap County's SR 104 Realignment
  • Skykomish's US 2 Street Roundabout Design
  • Stanwood's Viking Way Phase 2
  • Carnation's Tolt Ave Downtown Improvements
  • Eatonville's SR 161/Washington Ave N. Corridor Streetscape Phase 2
  • Roy to Yelm Prairie Line Trail


Seattle to Portland in less than an hour?

High-speed train
The new study describes the business case for high-speed service. (Photo: Sebastian Terfloth/Wikimedia Commons)

WSDOT has released a study of an ultra-high-speed ground transportation system between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. The study looks at potential station areas, the costs to build the system and other impacts.  This fast, all-electric system could offer big economic and environmental benefits. Learn more.


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