August 7, 2002
Tomorrow at 8:30am, Congressman Adam Smith (D-09) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will discuss transportation issues at a panel with the Renton Chamber of Commerce.
Traffic costs everyone valuable time, and is an unhealthy blemish on the business environment of the Puget Sound. Congress' role in alleviating traffic and improving transportation is to support local efforts and provide as much funding as possible to local projects. Under the leadership of Sen. Murray, the Washington state delegation has been able to provide many urgently needed dollars for state and local priorities but much more needs to be done to relieve the overwhelming congestion and improve the quality of life for citizens. Tomorrow’s meeting with the Renton Chamber of Commerce will be an important conversation with state and local leaders on how best to improve the roads for all Washingtonians.
After the Renton meeting, Congressman Adam Smith will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Third Street project in the City of Auburn.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend both the Renton meeting and the Auburn ceremony afterwards. For further information or to speak with Smith during the day, please contact Katharine Lister at (202) 226-8454.
8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. Transportation Meeting with Renton Chamber of Commerce
Where: Renton Chamber of Commerce board room
300 Rainier Ave North, Renton
10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Third Street project
Where: Sound Transit Parking Garage
Corner of SR 18 and 'C' Streets, Auburn