Us government agencies are outdoing ourselves lately in developing plans that are very important to the future of transportation. The Washington Transportation Plan (WTP) is now available for review and comment, and as it’s a statewide document, you may want to take a look at it to make sure it represents our needs on this side of the state.

The WTP is a comprehensive plan that establishes a 20-year vision for the development of the statewide transportation system, from state highways and ferries to sidewalks and bike paths, county roads, city streets, public transit, air and rail. The WTP identifies the total unfunded statewide need over 20 years, significant statewide transportation issues, and recommends transportation policies and strategies to the legislature and Governor.

You can view it here. There will also be a ‘Listening Session’ on the WTP to provide a chance to learn more about the plan and make comments. That meeting is Thursday, Sept. 23 from 1-4 p.m. on the first floor of the downtown Spokane Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Here’s a link to a flyer for the meeting.

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