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Puget Sound Council completes environmental impact statement for Transportation 2040

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Transportation 2040 was completed and released by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) on March 19.

The purpose of Transportation 2040 is to determine how the region can best provide the mobility required to support a growing population to the year 2040, sustain the region’s environment and economic vitality, improve system safety and efficiency, and enhance the region’s overall quality of life.

The PSRC is charged with addressing critical issues such as congestion and mobility, the environment and transportation financing in the central Puget Sound region. Transportation 2040 will be integrated with VISION 2040 and the Regional Economic Strategy to accommodate the addition of 1.5 million people and 1.2 million jobs in the region by 2040. The Puget Sound region was ranked 15th among U.S. metropolitan areas in 2006 with a population of 3.5 million people.

PSRC’s Transportation 2040 will be the plan for the Puget Sound region, to be followed by city, county, state and federal agencies; ports; transit agencies; tribal nations; and non-governmental organizations.

The plan can be viewed online at http://www.psrc.org.

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