Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June RAMP Recap

The Puget Sound Gateway Project was a major theme of June’s RAMP meeting. Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton, John White of WSDOT, and Tom Gut from the City of SeaTac presented, noting how Ports connect statewide, national, and international markets to people, jobs, and the economy.

Creighton, White, and Gut described Washington as “one of the most trade-dependent states in the nation, noting that “In 2010, freight dependent industries shipped $128.8 billion in domestic product and supported nearly 1.5 million freight-dependent jobs in Washington.”
Completing State Route 167 and 509 would expand infrastructure critical to maintaining and growing port business, as well as sustaining and growing Washington State’s freight dependent industries.

Let’s finish what we’ve started and invest in the future!

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