State Transportation Commission in Vancouver next week

The Washington State Transportation Commission will be in Vancouver next week to meet with local officials and business leaders to learn about the region’s transportation issues, challenges and successes.

The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Vancouver’s Commission Conference Room (3103 NW Lower River Road). Persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

During the meeting, elected city and county officials, city administrators and county staff will discuss street and road conditions, and how land use and transportation affects community development. Leadership from the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, C-TRAN, local ports and the Washington State Department of Transportation will brief the commission on topics including public transportation, freight rail, air transportation and state highway preservation and maintenance.

Additionally, a panel of public and private sector leaders will discuss the role of air, water and surface transportation related to economic opportunities throughout the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area. Another session during the day will focus on the increasing popularity of walking and bicycling as primary transportation modes. School, public health and city officials will talk about actions they are taking to improve and expand these healthy options.

Information presented to the commission will be used in the development and implantation of transportation policies and recommendations that reflect the priorities of the people and local governments throughout the state.

For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov.

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