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Aviation Commission discusses future of commercial flight facilities with virtual community meeting, July 22

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 13:49

Christina Crea, communications, 360-709-8098, 360-810-0902 (mobile)

Aviation Commission discusses future of commercial flight facilities with virtual community meeting, July 22

OLYMPIA – For the first time in six months, the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) (pdf 76 kb) will meet to discuss the needs of commercial aviation in Washington.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state's Safe Start plan, members of the public can watch virtually through the Microsoft Teams platform.

The July 22 meeting will discuss project updates and next steps for recommendations about potential airport sites.

During the CACC meeting, the public will be able to hear and see the virtual meeting via internet access with their computer, tablet or phone. Those who are interested in submitting comments or suggestions can do so via email to cacc@wsdot.wa.gov.

This meeting will be informational; no action or public comments will be taken. If you don't have access to the internet and would like information, please call 360-709-8098 or mail WSDOT Aviation Division, 7702 Terminal Street, Tumwater, WA 98501.

Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission meeting

When
8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 22

Where
Virtual Meeting, Microsoft Teams Meeting, bit.ly/July20CACC
Or call into the meeting: 1-206-531-0324 / Conference ID: 807 874 603#

Details
Information and help to attend virtual meeting

Summaries from previous meetings are available on the CACC website.

About the Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission

The CACC was created by the legislature to ensure Washington can meet future commercial aviation demands. The commission's recommendations are due to the legislature by January 2022. In addition to developing a recommendation for a new primary commercial airport, the commission will propose new ways to accommodate capacity needs at other airports. The commission will narrow down potential commercial airport sites based on previous research as well as factors such as airspace, local land use, environmental impacts, market demand and community input.

The CACC's 15 voting and 11 nonvoting members include representatives from the aviation industry, airport communities, freight industry, state and local agencies and elected officials. The Washington State Department of Transportation will provide the commission technical assistance and staff support from its Aviation Division.

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