A Coherent Transportation System

One of the points that emerged from Ferry Community Partnership (FCP) meetings and other ferry-related discussions that took place this past winter and spring is the need for a comprehensive statewide transportation system. Not every resident of WA rides a ferry, but every resident of the state uses at least one service provided by the state transportation system. It’s time to stop viewing some services as separate issues that are drains on the transportation system at large and to start figuring out ways to fund and sustain a system that benefits the entire state.

Over the next three months the governor will be chairing a group of 27 Washingtonians called the Connecting Washington Task Force who have been charged with identifying promising transportation projects and new funding sources for the state’s transportation system through 2022.

Feedback is being solicited through a form you can access and complete here. Please take the time to express your thoughts. To read more about this group, click here for an article from LandLinemag.com.

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About sjbrooksyoung

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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