DRYVE - Driving Rural Yakima Valley's Economy


In an effort to broaden local resident’s and state &  federal lawmaker’s understanding and support for transportation needs of rural communities, a consortium of government, service & public agencies, businesses & chambers of commerce, tourism & agricultural interest organizations, elected officials, and private citizens have come together, speaking with ONE VOICE,  to “DRYVE” investment and development of rural Yakima Valley’s economy through improved transportation services, infrastructure, and networking.


Why is DRYVE needed?

As local, state, and federal transportation budgets are finding themselves with rising construction costs and shrinking funding sources, the need to prioritize within a region is great.  While the needs of metropolitan (urban) areas are well understood and financially supported, the needs of rural Washington State, as a whole, and rural Yakima Valley, specifically, are often forgotten.  Through DRYVE, citizens, businesses, communities, agencies, and governments of the valley have come together to address transportation needs that improve the quality of life for all valley residents through:

DRYVE’s mission is to provide a conduit of education, outreach, and technical support between the residents, businesses, and communities of the Yakima Valley and our state and federal lawmakers regarding investment in transportation projects and services.