The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is happy to announce that Washington State Secretary of Transportation and head of WSDOT Lynn Peterson will be the guest at our June 10, 2014 meeting. We will have a discussion about the current state of the SR-99 Viaduct, it’s impact on West Seattle, the plans the state has for mitigation of traffic from our peninsula in the event of short or long-term Viaduct closures before the Deep Bore Tunnel is completed, and a talk about the possible future of ferry traffic from Vashon and Southworth. This meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 10th, in room 207B at at the High Point Neighborhood House at 6400 Sylvan Ave SW in West Seattle.
Lynn Peterson was appointed Secretary of Transportation in February 2013 by Governor Jay Inslee. Peterson manages an agency of 6,600 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3,700 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger- and freight-rail programs, and the Washington State Ferry system, the nation’s largest.
As the Washington State Department of Transportation nears completion of the agency’s largest construction program in its history ($16.3 billion), Peterson brings a renewed focus on efficiencies, accountability and investing in a multimodal system. She supports WSDOT’s partnerships with cities and counties, businesses, transit, non-motorized transportation and environmental organizations to cost-effectively build safe and healthy communities everywhere in Washington state.
The West Seattle Transportation Coalition (the WSTC) is a Peninsula-wide organization working to address transportation and mobility issues for Seattle’s largest constituency. The WSTC formed in September 2013, in response to the looming 27% cuts to King County Metro to West Seattle. We represent up to 100,000 people the 10 square mile area between the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.
Meetings are held at the High Point Neighborhood House at 6400 Sylvan Ave SW from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the second Tuesday of every month. Our guest in our May 13th meeting is Andrew Glass Hastings, the principle transportation policy advisor for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
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