Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

Press Release

September 17, 2008

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Transportation is the key...

The roads, rails, paths, and trails we travel from one place to another form the framework of our communities. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (such as the Regional Transportation Council of Southwest Washington and the Portland Metro Council), in coordination with the public, help identify future transportation needs and coordinate highway and transit investments in urbanized areas. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are responsible for certifying (every 4 years) that the planning processes of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations are consistent with Federal requirements.

You Tell Us ... your views on transportation planning process in Portland/Vancouver area

Representatives from FHWA and FTA will be conducting its review in October and want to hear your thoughts on the transportation planning process during two public meetings. The meeting schedule is:


Monday, October 20, 2008
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Avenue, Council Chamber
Portland, Oregon 97232

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Clark County Public Service Center
1300 Franklin Street, Room 679
Vancouver, Washington 98660

If you are unable to attend either of the meetings, please submit written comments the contacts listed below.


For general inquiries

Satvinder S. Sandhu
Federal Highway Administration
530 Center Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-587-4723

Ned Conroy
Federal Transit Administration
915 Second Street, Room 3142
Seattle, WA 98174-1002
Phone: 206-220-4318

Sidney Stecker
Federal Highway Administration, Washington Division
711 S. Capitol Way, Suite 501
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-753-9555

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