The Executive Board adopted the 2013-16 Regional Transportation Improvement Program.
The 2013-16 Regional Transportation Improvement Program includes all the projects selected for PSRC funds in 2012, as well as projects funded with other federal, state, and local funds. The TIP allows for $7.9 billion in state, regional and local transportation projects to move forward and leverages $17.5 billion in total project costs. The TIP has been reviewed for air quality conformity, consistency with the region's plans, federal requirements and environmental justice considerations. Watch the discussion or view the presentation at psrc.org.
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The Executive Board approved the Scope of Work for the Transportation 2040 Update.
PSRC is updating Transportation 2040 to meet state and federal mandates and to reflect changes that have occurred in the region since 2010. The update will be done within the framework of the current plan and existing Environmental Impact Statement and will continue to support the adopted VISION 2040 regional growth strategy and economic objectives through an integrated mobility, environmental, and financial strategy. Key elements of the plan update include prioritization, an updated financial strategy, and an approach to meet the region's maintenance, preservation, and operations needs. View the presentation or the scope of work at psrc.org.
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The Executive Board welcomed Washington State University President Elson Floyd for a presentation on WSU's economic development activities.
President Floyd is a long standing co-chair of the Prosperity Partnership and has built strong partnerships throughout the PSRC region. WSU is focused on strengthening higher education for the workforce of the future and is working extensively with local industries to ensure students are receiving the background needed for the types of jobs available in the central Puget Sound region and Washington State. Recently, WSU has been working closely with the City of Everett to build a local campus aerospace engineering program near Paine Field.
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The Executive Board welcomed Commissioner Clare Petrich and CEO John Wolfe for a presentation on the Port of Tacoma's Strategic Plan.
Port of Tacoma is focusing its strategic plan on strategic investments, new business opportunities, customer care, and community pride. To improve these four areas, the Port has developed 10 targets to meet in 10 years, which include specific cargo volume measures, income for reinvestments, environmental commitments and jobs. Find out more at the Port of Tacoma's website.
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In other business, the Board: