WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 21 & 22, 2017
WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference room 1D2
310 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.
Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.
Item 1: 9:00 am
- Approval of February 15 & 16, 2017 Olympia meeting summary - ACTION
- Legislative Update
- Commissioner Reports
Item 2: 9:30
Presenter: Paul Parker, Deputy Director, WSTC
Item 3: 10:00
SR 520 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Presenter: Denise Cieri, SR 520 Deputy Program Administrator, WSDOT
Connecting Washington provides funding to complete the SR 520 corridor from Lake Washington to I-5. This report identifies the latest progress on construction and planning for SR 520.
Item 4: 10:45
ROAD USAGE CHARGE UPDATE
Presenter: Jeff Doyle, Partner, D'Artagnan Consulting
- Phase 1
Preparation for the Road Usage Charge pilot will soon be underway. Commissioners and staff will be involved in a robust public education and recruitment effort.
LUNCH BREAK: 12:00 pm
Item 5: 1:00
PUGET SOUND REGIONAL COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE
Presenters: Robin Mayhew, Program Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council
The Puget Sound Regional Council has begun its 2018 update of the long-range transportation plan for its region. This briefing will report on the topical and fiscal areas the plan update will emphasize.
Item 6: 1:40
PARTNERSHIPS IN TRANSPORTATION AND FISH PASSAGE
Presenters: Megan White, Director, Environmental Services, WSDOT
Paul Wagner, Biology Program Manager, WSDOT
Gary Rowe, Managing Director, Washington Association of County Engineers
Carl Schroeder, Government Relations Advocate, Association of Washington Cities
WSDOT is aggressively working to improve or rebuild roads and bridges that impede fish passage. Cities and counties are urging funding to enable a watershed approach to fish passage improvements.
Item 7: 2:40
TOOLS FOR 21ST CENTURY URBAN TRANSPORTATION MAIN STREET PROGRAM
Presenters: Dr. Allyson Brooks, Ph.D., Director, Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation
Todd Cutts, Executive Director, Olympia Downtown Association
Transportation strategies in cities across the state have included multi-modal implementation of transportation concurrency, active transportation, and redevelopment efforts that emphasize walkable downtowns. Over 35 cities in the state participate in the Main Street Program, leveraging historic preservation and active transportation for downtown economic vitality.
Item 8: 3:30
WTP PHASE 2 UPDATE
Presenters: Kerri Woehler, Director, Multi-Modal Planning, WSDOT
Richard Warren, Project Manager, Multi-Modal Planning, WSDOT
The implementation strategy for recommendations in WTP 2035 includes over 40 action items. In this briefing, WSDOT staff will focus on the drafting and development of several action items.
Item 9: 4:20
Presenter: Roger Millar, Secretary, WSDOT
Item 10: 4:45
Commissioner Dinner - Governors Cellar - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:00 am
Item 11: 9:00 am
PASSENGER FERRY SERVICE
Presenters: Les Eldridge, Maritime Historian
John Clauson, Executive Director, Kitsap Transit
The historic "Mosquito Fleet" is long gone, but passenger ferry service is on its way back. Kitsap County is preparing to begin new passenger ferry service across Puget Sound.
Item 12: 10:00
DEVELOPMENTS IN FREIGHT MOVEMENT
Presenter: Barb Ivanov, Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center, University of Washington
Washington is the most freight dependent state in the U.S. The University of Washington College of Engineering recently began a Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics Center to focus research on freight and goods movement.
HIGH SPEED RAIL STUDY
Presenter: Mike Groesch, Michael A. Groesch Consulting
This report will explore the potential benefits and challenges of building high-speed rail between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver B.C, which Governor Inslee has proposed for study in his budget.
Item 14: 11:00
COMMISSION 2017 WORK PLAN
Item 15: 11:30
Commissioner Training - WSDOT Headquarters Building - 1:00 p.m.
(The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item during the Commission meeting.)
All Transportation Commission and Committee meetings
are open to the public.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the event sponsor (Commission Office at (360) 705-7070). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.
Title VI Notice to Public
It is WSTC’s policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For additional information regarding Title VI complaint procedures and/or information regarding our non-discrimination obligations, please contact OEO's Title VI Coordinator 360-705-7082.