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Moving freight faster

Puget Sound Gateway group photo

State and regional leaders celebrated the beginning of the Puget Sound Gateway program last week. This multiyear program will complete SR 167 in Pierce County and SR 509 in King County, providing key connections between Puget Sound marine ports and the industrial areas of South King and North Pierce counties.

Carnation and Eatonville town center projects moving ahead

Congratulations to Carnation and Eatonville! They were among seven jurisdictions receiving Rural Town Centers and Corridors funding in September.  This program provides a boost to economic development, safety, and walkability in the region’s small towns and cities.

Carnation City Hall

The Tolt Avenue Central Business District Improvements project will add wider sidewalks, curb bulbs and safer crossings along a section of Highway 203 that runs through downtown Carnation.


Illustration of Eatonville project

Improvements along Washington Avenue North in Eatonville will add sidewalks, lighting, stormwater drainage and landscaping. A new flashing beacon system will make it safer for people to cross the highway.


Regional Aviation Baseline Study

Swift bus

High capacity transit connections

One of the topics we’re examining in the Regional Aviation Baseline Study is the availability of fast and frequent transit service to airports. 

Today, high capacity transit serves Sea-Tac, Paine Field, Renton Municipal, Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base, and Kenmore Air Seaplane Base in Seattle's Lake Union.  In the future, Link light rail and King County’s RapidRide will extend to four more airports. Learn more.

A mix of public and private airports

The region’s airports are diverse in size and ownership. Eight of the region’s 29 airports are privately owned, including Apex Airpark in Silverdale, Shady Acres Airport in Spanaway, and First Air Field in Monroe. Learn more.


Economic Development District Board elects new VP

Tom Florino Amazon’s Tom Florino was unanimously elected vice president of the Economic Development District Board.  Tom has been an active member of the EDD since 2018 and we’re delighted that he is taking on this leadership role.





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