State highway projects discussed in Oak Harbor

People interested in hearing regional updates on transportation projects in Island and Skagit counties can attend the upcoming meeting of the Island and Skagit County Regional Transportation Planning Organization Policy Board.

The board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 27, in Oak Hall, room 306, of the Oak Harbor campus of Skagit Valley College, 1900 SE Pioneer Way.

Members of the board will identify and discuss transportation challenges and opportunities important to residents in both Skagit and Island counties. Residents are invited to attend, ask questions and make comments during the event.

The meeting will cover several topics and updates including: Washington State Ferries’ activity update, WSDOT’s project report, Skagit/Island transit update, and information about state and federal funding.

The Island and Skagit County RTPO board makes decisions that affect the transportation systems and planning processes within Skagit and Island counties. They prioritize transportation projects and decide how and where to spend federal funding for regional projects. Skagit and Island counties will continue to work together to ensure that their individual transportation systems complement each other.

The regional policy board consists of state legislative representatives and elected representatives from cities, counties, towns, ports, tribes and transit agencies within Skagit and Island counties and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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