The American Planning Association (APA) has selected "Destination 2030: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Central Puget Sound Region" as the winner of its 2003 Outstanding Planning Award.
With a population of 3 million expected to increase by more than 1.5 million in the next 30 years, the Central Puget Sound region is facing a serious traffic problem. The APA Awards Jury recognized Destination 2030 as not only an innovative plan for the future of Puget Sound transportation, but as a model for other regions facing similar growth.
The plan represents the coordination of discreet planning efforts already underway by local governments, the state government, transit agencies and the State Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation. The process of collaboration included input from tribal, business, environmental, labor and civic interests, and was adopted unanimously by the Regional Council's General Assembly representing 85 jurisdictions and agencies.