WSTC Approves Washington Transportation Plan (WTP) 2030

During it’s recent (December 14 and 15) meeting, the WSTC approved a 20-year transportation plan for the state. A summary of the plan is provided in this article from the Lake Stevens Journal. I looked for a copy of the final approved plan, but was not able to find it. You can go to the WTP 2030 page on the WSTC site for additional information. I assume this is where the final report will be posted.

The report does discuss the dire need for ongoing, reliable funding sources for all modes of public transportation, including ferries. The article states, “Recommendations in the plan include indexing the fuel tax to inflation, placing fees or taxes on alternative fueled vehicles, and giving cities and counties more authority to generate revenue so that they can independently meet their funding needs.”

What are other possible funding sources?

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Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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