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Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails to Meet Climate Targets

Agency staff says the Puget Sound regional long-range plan won’t achieve 2030 sustainability goals set by the state.

December 6, 2022 - The Urbanist

Puget Sound

Puget Sound Transportation Plan Fails To Meet Emissions Goals

A draft regional transportation plan for the Puget Sound region does not go far enough to significantly reduce emissions and meet climate goals.

December 12, 2021 - The Urbanist

Seattle, Washington

New Long-Term Regional Plan for Puget Sound Approved

The regional planning organization for the four-county area around Puget Sound has adopted a new long-term plan for the future.

November 8, 2020 - The Urbanist

Seattle Regional Transit Systems

A Transit-Oriented Regional Growth Plan

The Vision 2050 plan, which charts the growth for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties in Washington State, would focus almost all the growth meant to accommodate 1.8 million new residents inside urban areas.

September 6, 2019 - The Urbanist

Sound Transit

Puget Sound Travel Survey Highlights What's Influencing Region’s Travelers

The 2017 survey shows that most people drive, but income and housing location also affect people’s options and choices.

April 28, 2019 - The Urbanist

Highway 520

Planning for 1.8 Million New Residents Around Puget Sound

The state of Washington's 1990 Growth Management Act requires regions to create long-range growth plans. The Puget Sound Region Council is currently working on its latest iteration of the plan.

March 29, 2019 - Crosscut

Seattle Regional Transit Systems

Regional Transit Investment Priorities Set for Puget Sound

Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.

July 18, 2018 - Seattle Transit Blog

Getting the Politics of Cordon Tolling Right

With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.

April 20, 2018 - Lens


Regional Planning for Growth on Display in the Pacific Northwest

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) released a new "Regional Centers Framework."

April 16, 2018 - The Urbanist


Debating the Puget Sound Regional Transportation Plan

The Puget Sound Regional Council's recently released "Regional Transportation Plan – 2018" has inspired debate about how the region should plan for growth.

January 25, 2018 - The Urbanist

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