puget sound transportation governance

Region Must Take Next Step To Improve Transportation

Many believe Central Puget Sound needs a single regional transportation authority - rather than separate transit, roadway and planning agencies. Both Senate Transportation Chair Mary Margaret Haugen and House Transportation Chair Ed Murray have drafted proposals requiring Puget Sound to get its governmental act together. Both proposals require a short-term study commission to design a long-term, unified transportation governing structure for the region. The two proposals have slight variations, but as with the concept of a matched-up RTID and Sound Transit investment package, they both assert that Puget Sound would benefit from a long-range transportation plan with a single point of accountability. The state has acted; for the next step in transportation, it's the region's turn. Read More ›