The Port of Seattle Commission authorized the 2011 budget that includes nearly $500 million in capital projects.
Seattle will invest more than $9 million in transportation infrastructure at the seaport and Sea-Tac Airport, and $11.6 million in environmental enhancements and projects to improve freight mobility and access to port facilities.
Investments in the East Marginal Way grade separation and FAST Corridor rail project will provide traffic congestion relief in the region, while the Green Point initiative will provide storm water treatment, energy conservation and emission reductions.
By The Numbers: Containerized Ocean Trade - U.S. Pacific Northwest Ports.
The pre-conditioned air project at Sea-Tac will reduce emissions by 50,000 metric tons a year by allowing planes to plug into centralized air rather than running engines or diesel generators to power plane operations while at the gate.
The port commission will carry out its capital projects while maintaining the agency's tax levy at $73.5 million.
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