Open houses to share draft transportation plan

Meetings in Port Angeles, Port Townsend slated for this week

The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization will conduct open houses in Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week to kick off the public comment period on its draft Regional Transportation Plan 2040.

The Port Angeles open house will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The Port Townsend open house is set from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

The public is welcome to drop in to discuss with officials transportation issues and opportunities facing the region.

The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization covers Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Kitsap counties. It is an association of cities, towns, counties, ports, tribes, transit agencies and major employers that work together to develop transportation plans to meet the region’s future economic and population growth.

The long-range policy plan is an update of a 2035 plan. It offers strategies to maintain and improve the region’s transportation system.

Comment will be accepted until noon Oct. 18.

Comments can be submitted by mail or email to Edward Coviello, Kitsap Transit, 60 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Bremerton, WA 98337 or

To see the draft plan online, go to It also is available at Port Angeles and Port Townsend public libraries.

In Chapter 6, after a rundown of available services and routes through the four-county area, the draft plan lists areas in which strategies are being developed. On the North Olympic Peninsula, these include work on state Highways 19, 20, 116, 110, 112 and 113.

Meetings also are set this week in Bremerton and Shelton.

For more information, email Coviello, Kitsap Transit’s transportation and land use planner, or call him at 360-824-4919.

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