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Darrington will be site of new Wood Innovation Center

darrington

Great news for Darrington and surrounding communities! The town will receive $6 million from the Economic Development Administration to help establish the Darrington Wood Innovation Center. The center will establish a mass timber plant in Darrington, the first to be built entirely out of cross-laminated timber (CLT). It is expected to bring significant public and private investment to Darrington and other communities in rural Snohomish County that were devastated by the 2014 Oso mudslide that occurred seven years ago today.

Improving ways to get to transit

Access to transit was the lead topic for this month’s Transportation Policy Board meeting. Board members had a chance to have some great small group discussions on how we can make it easier for people to travel to transit.  PSRC’s modeling shows that if you significantly improve access to high-capacity transit, overall transit usage could increase almost 40%.

Access to transit is one of the key focus areas for the development of the Regional Transportation Plan. You can learn more in the presentation.

housingIncomes of many residents not keeping up with housing costs

Across the region, most lower and moderate-income renters—households with less than $50,000 annual income—spend more than a third of their incomes on housing.  That’s one of the findings from PSRC’s housing needs assessment, which is laying the groundwork for developing a Regional Housing Strategy.

PSRC wins budget award

PSRC has received its fourth Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year 2020 work program. The recognition of our budget presentation is another example of the incredible work our finance team does to exhibit best in class financial management.

fast ferryCongratulations, Southworth and Kitsap Transit!

New Southworth Fast Ferry service to downtown Seattle will begin on March 29. The Southworth Fast Ferry service is the third and final route promised by Kitsap Transit in the package approved by its voters in 2016. The new service will offer four morning and five evening round trips between Southworth and downtown Seattle, Monday through Friday, with a sailing time of 26 minutes. 

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

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