- Editor’s note: One of the two Thurston sites in consideration a new airport is west of Yelm, as shown above.
- See the meeting link and comment site at bottom.
State Commission gathering input on sites for major new airport and airport expansion
The state Commercial Aviation Coordination Commission (CACC) invites state residents to an online open house and virtual public meetings this month to learn about and comment on its efforts to identify a suitable site for expanded aviation service.
The two current airport sites under consideration are the Bremerton National Airport for air cargo operations and Paine Field in Snohomish County for air cargo and additional passenger service.
CACC is also studying 10 sites in the Puget Sound region as an option for a new airport, according to a news release.
The commission is considering environmental effects, economic and technical criteria, public feedback and public opinion as it develops recommendations to improve Washington’s air transportation capacity. “The input Washington residents share will play an important role in the recommendations the CACC develops,” the news release says.
People can provide input through an online open house or two public meetings.
The online open house runs through Sept. 9 at engage.wsdot.wa.gov/cacc/ and a virtual public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Visit wsdot.wa.gov/travel/aviation/commercial-aviation-coordinating-commission to access the meeting link.