JULY 25, 2016

 

AIRPORTS

 

How Sea-Tac Airport can keep up with growth

Gary Locke, Lee Newgent and Deanna Oppenheimer, July 23, 2016, The Seattle Times

In the 21st century, world-class cities need world-class airports.

For Seattle to make the most of its thriving economy, its attractiveness as a convention and tourism destination, its geographic advantage for international trade, and just to handle the needs of its growing population, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport must compare favorably to the world’s best airports.

Sea-Tac is already a significant economic driver for the Puget Sound region and the entire state, generating 170,000 jobs and more than $16.3 billion in economic activity. That impact should grow even more as passenger volumes are projected to climb from today’s 42 million to 66 million by 2034. With total flights into and out of the airport expected to increase to 540,000 annually from today’s 350,000, Sea-Tac will need approximately 35 additional gates, a 40 percent increase from the 88 at the airport today.

Read more here:  http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/how-sea-tac-airport-can-keep-up-with-growth/

 

ELECTIONS/GOVERNANCE

 

Port seeks applicants for Willow Grove Park Advisory Board

Bill Wagner, July 22, 2016, The Daily News – TDN.com

The Port of Longview is seeking area residents to serve on the new Willow Grove Park Advisory Board to guide future improvements at the park.

While port commissioners will make final decisions related to the park, the volunteer committee will advise and make recommendations to the board on activities such as policies, capital improvements and events.

The five-member volunteer committee will be selected by the commission.  It will include one Willow Grove resident, one education/student representative and one member from each of the three Port District areas.

Read more here:  http://tdn.com/news/local/port-seeks-applicants-for-willow-grove-park-advisory-board/article_d617bac4-231a-5586-9910-7098d9380973.html

 

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