(WASHINGTON)— Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, released a statement yesterday following the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) unanimous recommendation for emergency funding to provide up to $5 million of PSRC’s federal transportation funds to Snohomish County. The recommendation comes from the PSRC Transportation Policy Board to the full PSRC Board, which will vote on a final action on April 24.
“The mudslide on March 22 forever changed life in Oso, Darrington and the surrounding communities. Helping those affected recover their homes and livelihoods will take time and support from both public and private sources.
“The PSRC Transportation Board’s decision to recommend $5 million in funding to assist in restoring smooth transportation in and around Darrington speaks volumes about the regional commitment to slide recovery. This financial contribution would allow Darrington to undertake transportation projects to put the valley on the path of economic recovery.
“I am deeply grateful for PSRC’s funding recommendation and for all of the generous contributions people and organizations have made to Oso, Darrington and Arlington. My thoughts continue to be with all of those affected,” Larsen said.