COVID-19 and travel at SEA Airport
We’re no longer the empty airport that you may have seen a year ago. Those that feel comfortable traveling have been booking flights and looking to get out of town for spring break in recent weeks. You might have thought you were the only one with this idea, but we’re seeing a continued increase in the number of passengers at the airport. Learn More
Earlier this week, Commission approved funds for a Pier 86 Public Fishing Pier restoration study, in partnership with Expedia Group and the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. The Cost and Feasibility study will allow the Port and its partners to determine the technical requirements and potential costs of construction of rebuilding the public fishing pier at Pier 86 with a “ferry float” to support commuter service to the Expedia Campus and surrounding area. Learn More
Commissioner Ryan Calkins writes that "Runaway wildfires, ever more powerful hurricanes, and sea-level rise displaces communities and threaten to make wide swathes of land uninhabitable. Social inequities mean that the impacts of climate change disproportionately impact underserved communities, particularly those closest to essential transportation services. The solution is investment in new technologies and infrastructure, and, once again, for all of us to make a change to our daily habits." Learn More
The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050. In a collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target through changes in equipment, fuels, and infrastructure, supporting cleaner air for local communities and fulfilling the ports’ shared responsibility to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Watch our press conference: Learn More
Port of Seattle Commissioners focused on equitable recovery initiatives at Tuesday’s Commission meeting, extending relief for airport businesses hit hard by the ongoing pandemic and receives an annual report documenting the Port’s progress to ensure equality in contracting opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses. Learn More
Five Commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, serve four-year terms and establish Port policy. Port Commission meetings are normally held at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at either Pier 69 or Sea-Tac Airport. Since meeting times and locations are subject to change, please visit the meetings page for the most up-to-date information. Visit the Port's Commission page to learn more.
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