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Your tax dollars and your county

Have you ever wondered whether you community gets a fair shake at the state level for the money it puts in? here are a couple fiscal documents from the state that will tell you who really gets the benefit of tax dollars.

This is the county by county return on transportation.

State expenditures and revenues by county.

Those are lDollarinks to pdf files with data. Yes, it requires looking at the math. At least that math is already done for you.


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Reminder to Comment on the Region’s Draft Transportation Plan by March 10, 2014

This is a reminder that there are only two more weeks left to comment on the PSRC Transportation 2040 Update – Draft Report.  PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS BY 5 PM MONDAY – MARCH 10, 2014

Transportation 2040-an action plan for transportation in the region- is being updated to address current issues and meet statutory requirements. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has released the Draft Transportation 2040 Update for a 45-day public review and comment. The public comment period will run from January 23 to March 10, 2014. The Puget Sound Regional Council is expected to adopt an updated Transportation 2040 plan in May 2014.

PSRC is committed to environmental justice. In addition to considering how Transportation 2040 affects minority residents and people with low-incomes, PSRC makes a special effort to address how this plan affects special needs populations. As part of the update process, PSRC conducted an analysis to ensure that low income and minority residents, as well as residents with special needs, benefit from Transportation 2040 and do not shoulder any negative impacts disproportionately.

Learn more about how the Draft Transportation 2040 Update affects low-income and minority people and other vulnerable residents by watching this video or reviewing the Environmental Justice Summary.

More information about the plan update, including background information and all technical appendices is available on the PSRC website.  For a print copy of the entire Draft Transportation 2040 Update, including any of the Appendices, please contact PSRC’s Information Center at 206-464-7532.

To request a presentation for your organization:

Amy Ho aho@psrc.org

206-464-7518

How to Comment:

Email:  Transportation2040@psrc.org

U.S. mail:

Amy Ho
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax: 206-587-4825

PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS BY 5 PM MONDAY – MARCH 10, 2014

Thank you for your interest in Transportation 2040.

Sincerely,

Robin Mayhew, AICP

Program Manager


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Blocking Collision in McKenna Saturday morning

Collision SR 507 both directions

Collision on SR 507 both directions at Milepost 31.09 near SR 702 beginning at 8:28 a.m. on February 08, 2014 until further notice. The roadway is blocked.

update 9:07 a.m.

Collision SR 507 both directions

Collision on SR 507 both directions at Milepost 31.09 near SR 702 beginning at 8:28 a.m. on February 08, 2014 until further notice. Alternating traffic in effect.


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PSRC Seeking Public Comment on the Draft Update to Transportation 2040

PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL — Transportation 2040 is being updated to address current issues and meet statutory requirements. The update includes new forecasts, new analysis tools, and a revised financial strategy. The update includes a framework to prioritize investments and takes a closer look at the region’s preservation and maintenance needs (called State of Good Repair).  The plan also updates the region’s Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan and adds a new Active Transportation Plan.  Analysis shows the updated plan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, delay, vehicle miles traveled, and vehicle hours traveled.

On January 23, 2014 the PSRC Executive Board released the Transportation 2040 Update – Draft Report for a 45-day public comment period – comments are due by 5 pm Monday – March 10.

Information about the Update, including background data and the Transportation 2040 Update – Draft Report, is available at www.psrc.org/transportation/t2040/transportation-2040-update.  For a print copy of the Draft Report, contact PSRC’s Information Center at 206-464-7532.

PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS BY 5 PM MONDAY – MARCH 10, 2014

EmailTransportation2040@psrc.org

U.S. mail:
Amy Ho
Puget Sound Regional Council
1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104

In Person: Transportation Policy Board: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at PSRC offices.

Fax: 206-587-4825


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Work postponed on Brookdale Road sewer main

PIERCE COUNTY — A project to replace a sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland has been postponed until mid-2014. Crews had planned to shift work to the eastern end of the project in December, but unfavorable conditions and associated costs have made postponement the best alternative.

Pavement affected by initial work at the intersection of A Street and 133rd Street East was restored in mid-December. NW Cascade, the project contractor, will remove its equipment from the site. Pierce County crews will continue to monitor groundwater throughout the winter, and the project will resume operations when conditions are more favorable.

This project consists of replacing 5,000 feet of sewer pipe with a 72-inch diameter interceptor pipe. The project, managed by Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, is now expected to be complete in 2016.

 

Visit www.piercecountywa.org/brookdaleinterceptor for project information.

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