Regional Transportation Plan adopted

Balducci and Erickson to serve as President and Vice-President

The General Assembly has unanimously elected King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci and Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson for a second term as President and Vice President of the Puget Sound Regional Council.
 
“We have made great strides in tackling the shared regional challenges that go beyond the boundaries of individual jurisdictions in the past year,” said President Claudia Balducci. “I am especially proud of the adoption of the first ever Regional Housing Strategy, the formation of an Equity Advisory Committee, as well as the passage of a transparent and accountable Regional Transportation Plan. Now the hard work begins to realize our ambitious housing, transportation, safety and climate goals. I look forward to tackling this important work.”
 
Balducci highlighted other PSRC accomplishments from the last year, including the new Equity Pilot Program for PSRC funding, the adoption of a Regional Economic Strategy to address the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and an update to the Washington State Space Economy Report showing the sector has doubled in the region since 2018.
 
The General Assembly also voted to adopt the Regional Transportation Plan, which maps out the proposed investments and policies needed to keep pace with growth and create a safe, clean and efficient transportation system that is essential to the region’s health and economy and help guide local planning for the future.
 
“The Regional Transportation Plan builds on VISION 2050, supporting the transit-focused regional growth strategy and implementing its goals for the transportation system,” said Transportation Policy Board Chair Dana Ralph, Mayor of Kent. “This plan was developed over a robust two-year process that highlighted climate, equity, safety, access to transit, local needs and future visioning.”
 
The General Assembly also adopted the agency's supplemental budget and work program for fiscal year 2023.
 
The PSRC General Assembly includes elected representation from King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, and more than 100 cities and towns, state agencies, transit agencies, ports, and Tribal governments.
 
Learn more about PSRC’s work over the past year in our Annual Report.