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Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan, Draft November 2014
Available for Public Comment
The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) invites the public to comment on the draft Southwest Washington Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP). The HSTP is a planning document that identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. It also provides strategies for meeting these needs, and includes a list of proposed public transportation projects within the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SWRTPO) which includes Grays Harbor County.
This document is available online at www.cwcog.org or by request at:
CWCOG, Admin Annex
207 North 4th Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626
Written comments may be submitted to Matt Buchanan, CWCOG, by mail, email to email@example.com, or FAX at (360) 425-7760. Comments should be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2014.
For more information please see the links below.
East Aberdeen Mobility Project – Improving Travel in our Community
Increasing vehicle, freight and rail traffic along US 12 in East Aberdeen is resulting in traffic congestion and delays. In order to document existing conditions and analyze options to ease congestion and improve safety, the Grays Harbor Council of Governments has initiated the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. The final plan will identify the highest and best alternative, specifically designed to address deficiencies and provide a roadmap for moving the project forward.
For further information on the East Aberdeen Mobility Project currently underway, please see the project website at:
Public Funding Newsletter October 2014 to March 2015
The final installment for 2014 of the quarterly GHCOG Public Funding Notification Alert is now available! GHCOG publishes the newsletter quarterly to assist our members with finding funding for their transportation, infrastructure, recreation, and planning projects.
Note: Ecology Annual Integrated Water Quality Program applications are due Friday, November 7th.
Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights - updated
The GHCOG Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure has been updated with Office of Financial Management median household income estimates, current employment estimates from WA State Employment Security, and race and Hispanic origin estimates. See the link below for the brochure, in PDF format.
Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 101 Workshop Presentation
Introduction to TIP Workshop held April 16, 2014. The workshop explained basic TIP issues:
How TIPs work: Local, Regional, and State
Annual TIP development timeline
When changes need to be made to TIP throughout year
Answers to common questions when programming your local TIP
You may download the workshop Powerpoint presentation, in PDF format - TIP 101
Local Events Calendar, Greater Grays Harbor Inc.
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NOAA Marine Debris Program - Japan Tsunami Debris: Information and FAQs
The March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan washed debris into the Pacific Ocean. While heavier materials sank close to shore, lighter material have been scattered by winds and ocean currents in the North Pacific. Items have already begun landing on the U.S. West Coast. See Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center and NOAA's Japan Tsunami Debris information and FAQs websites for more information and where to report tsunami debris.
Community Street Maps - available in PDF format to download
GHCOG is now able to provide street maps in PDF file format that the public may download for free. The community street maps were created utilizing BING basemaps available with ESRI GIS software. Street maps for all nine incorporated communities in Grays Harbor are available and a large number of smaller unincorporated places within the county. Links to the map pages are below.