The LWVSC Transportation Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lynnwood Library. Contact M.J. Donovan-Creamer for more information.
With transportation being an intrinsic part of our daily lives, the LWVSC Transportation Committee is dedicated to learning about and informing Snohomish County residents about current transportation modes and issues.
Current issues and topics of focus are:
- The effects of oil and coal trains as they transverse Washington state
- I-405 traffic congestion, capacity, cost (tolling report), and lane design
- Sound Transit 3 and its effects on Snohomish County communities
- Community Transit as it interfaces with other transit agencies, i.e., Sound Transit and Everett Transit in Snohomish County
Transportation Forum in April
On Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Transportation Committee is holding a forum on transportation issues in Snohomish County. Panelists include: Roger Millar, WA State Secretary of Transportation; Peter Rogoff, CEO of Sound Transit; Emmett Heath, CEO of Community Transit; and Josh Brown, executive director of PSRC. This forum will be held at the Lynnwood Library.
Oil Train Information
In January, 2017, the Transportation Committee sponsored an informational meeting with Jase Brooks and Rob Dengel of the WA State Department of Ecology. (Jase Brooks' presentation) They explained the Oil Transportation Safety Act as a positive step to protect the environment and residents from spill risks when oil is moved by train. The DoE now provides quarterly reports of rail routes, dates of transfer, amount of oil, and types of crude oil. These reports can be accessed on the Department of Ecology website.