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Study identifies 2050 gap in region’s air capacity


Sea-Tac Airport and Mt Rainier

The Executive Board heard preliminary results from the Regional Aviation Baseline Study on airside and landside capacity through 2050. I encourage you to watch the presentation (starts about 1:04).

One big takeaway is that Sea-Tac Airport -- even with improvements underway and planned -- won't have the capacity to meet unconstrained demand of 55 million enplanements (passengers boarding for departure) in 2050.  Sea-Tac’s near-term projects could accommodate about 28 million enplanements.
The presentation also examines constraints on the region’s busy airspace.


Salmon in a stream

Improving fish passage throughout the region

A new Puget Sound Trend tracks progress on fish passage corrections near state-owned transportation facilities in the region. The percentage of fish passage barriers that have been corrected has grown from 3% in 2000 to nearly 17% in 2018. 


Colman Dock

Demolition of old Colman Dock terminal underway

Big changes continue to happen on the Seattle waterfront!  The 53-year-old Colman Dock ferry terminal is coming down to make way for the new terminal. Washington State Ferries is working to replace the seismically vulnerable structure.


Mayor Nancy Backus receiving award

Mayor Nancy Backus receives Regional Leadership Award

Congratulations to Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus on receiving the Senator Scott White Regional Leadership Award from the Seattle Chamber.  The award was presented at the Regional Leadership Conference last week, honoring Mayor Backus for her collaborative leadership on important regional issues and commitment to public service.


Projects in Roy, Poulsbo and Kingston awarded Rural Town Centers funding

Roy welcome sign

Roy Yelm Prairie Line Trail

Roy and Yelm are working together on a new bicycle and pedestrian trail that will connect the two cities. A PSRC grant of $45,000 will fund a planning study of the trail from Roy to the Nisqually River within Pierce County.


Poulsbo Complete Streets

A $215,000 grant will help Poulsbo create a plan to develop complete streets in Poulsbo. The goal is safe, convenient travel and access for people of all ages and abilities.


Addressing Ferry Traffic in Kingston

PSRC awarded $1.4 million in funding to purchase right of way for the realignment of SR 104 near the Kingston Ferry Terminal to help alleviate the effects of ferry traffic.

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